Wine Pairing Guide
Light-bodied white wine, gently aromatic with palate-cleansing fruit acid. Great as a sipping wine, brunch or first-courses.
Poached chicken, white-fleshed fish, summer stone fruits, melons, citrus sauces, snow peas, fava beans, baby lettuces, goat cheese, feta cheese, ginger, chives, fruit chutneys, walnuts.
Light-bodied, dry white wine, with hints of citrus, melon and herbal/grassy notes, slight oak character giving the wine richness with a delicate creaminess.
Chicken, turkey, white-fleshed fish, scallops, oysters, mussels, vegetable-based appetizers, goat cheese, feta cheese, light salads, soups or pasta, Asian food, slightly piquant sauces, asparagus, peas, bell peppers, fresh tomatoes, lemon and orange zest, chives, cilantro, chervil, dill, ginger, parsley.
Medium-bodied red wine, with luscious fruit berry flavors. Ferrari-Carano’s mountain grown Sangiovese has a deep richness and earthiness that is complemented by full-bodied foods with moderately robust flavors.
Duck, pork, lamb, beef, turkey, roast chicken, grilled tuna, salmon, mushroom, pepper, tomato-based pasta sauces, dark berry fruits, fig, cinnamon, clove, walnut, chestnut, thyme, mint, oregano, rosemary, aged cheeses.
Medium-bodied, mellow red wine with a natural softness and full-flavored.
Duck, pork, lamb, beef, turkey, roast chicken, roast pork, French onion soup, caramelized onions, tomato, cherry, plum, fig, balsamic vinegar, mint, rosemary, thyme, rosemary, orange zest, Roquefort and cheddar cheeses, hazelnuts, walnuts.
Full-bodied, rich and deep with spicy intense berry flavors.
Grilled red meats, cioppino, blackened fish with Cajun flavorings, ribs, grilled sausages, hearty winter dishes, stews, meat braises, heavy pasta dishes with stewed tomatoes and/or meat, eggplant, cassoulets, barbecue sauces, pepper, nutmeg, oregano, sage, bay leaf.
Full-bodied red wine with rich austere fruit with an elegant refined taste.
Roast beef, rack of lamb, grilled red meats, venison, game meats, grilled tuna or salmon, root vegetables, red wine sauces, aged cheeses, chestnut, bay leaf, rosemary, sage, garlic.