Just as cooking with truffles has set rules to follow, so does drinking wine with these delicacies. Here are some basic suggestions as you pair your truffle recipes with wine selections.
- Always combine black truffles with red wine and white truffles with white wine.
- Truffles will turn any fruity flavor into a stronger version of itself. Look for nutty or woodsy tastes to enhance the truffles.
- For red wines, you can use any strong or dense selection. White wines must be soft and delicate to prevent overpowering the white truffle’s aroma and flavor. Champagne, such as Dom Perignon, also pairs well with white truffles.
- You can use wine of any age, but, in general, the older the wine, the better the results.
Following these suggestions will help you create a combination of truffle and wine that will be a gourmet crowd favorite. Your truffle dish can be as simple or complex as you prefer. Add your favorite choice of wine for a gastronomic meal sure to please all your guests for an event they’ll never forget.