Top 5 Pinot Food Matches
Top 5 Pinot Food Matches

Top 5 Pinot Food Matches

What would be your Top 5 Pinot food matches?

I love a nice glass of pinot and finding the correct food match makes a wine all the more enjoyable. This story is for those of us who like to have our Pinot, and eat it too! Not too long ago I discovered a website dedicated to Pinot called, Pinosity.

Tasmanian Pinot Noir

Tasmanian Pinot Noir

Pinosity celebrates Pinot from all around the world.  Our very own Tasmanian pinot growing region is featured alongside Oregans Pinot Frontier and Burgundy. I have asked the lovely people from Pinosity to put together a list of the most delectable dishes served with your favourite Pinot Noir.

Top 5 Pinot Food Matches

  1. Coq au Vin – Chicken
    Chicken might be a weeknight staple, but when you’ve got a little more time on your hands, splash some Pinot in your Le Creuset to create the classic Burgundian dish, coq au vin. A jointed free range chook, mushrooms, pickling onions, bacon lardons, tomato paste and a splash of Cognac all slow cooked with a half bottle of a deep red Pinot – makes you warm just thinking about it. Don’t forget to serve this one with your best bottle of pinot.

    Coq au Vin

    Coq au Vin

  2. Mushroom and Cheese Risotto
    Pinot Noir’s sweet berry fruit flavours – strawberries, boysenberries and brambly blackberries – remind us of the earth, and what could be more earthy than the humble mushroom? Try and array of fabulous fungi from your local market in a creamy three cheese risotto, or simply stick with the traditional rustic, aromatic field or sweet Swiss mushrooms for an absorbingly delicious Pinot match.

    Mushroom and Cheese Risotto

    Mushroom and Cheese Risotto

  3. Trout
    Seafood paired with crisp white wine is a given, but when it comes to the heartier, meatier fish found in woods and streams, it’s all about Pinot. The gamey, slightly muddy taste you get with trout or salmon manages to add rather than subtract from the sweetness and acid of the Pinot. Try poaching your salmon in Pinot for something really spectacular.

    Poached Trout

    Poached Trout

  4. Pizza
    There’s no better way to end a long week than with a $30 bottle of Pinot and a take away wood-fired pizza from your local. To balance the intensity of a young quaffable wine go with subtle flavours for your toppings: white anchovies, fine sliced potato, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and rosemary, or perhaps a smoked salmon Pizza and rocket.

    Smoked Salmon Pizza

    Smoked Salmon Pizza

  5. Duck
    It’s obvious, we know, but it has to be said, duck is the perfect Pinot match. With its ripe acidity and raspberry, strawberry, spicy palate, a good glass of Pinot cuts the fat of the fowl, accentuating rather than dominating its subtle gamey flavours, lifting the aromatic juicy meat and crispy skin to another level of deliciousness.

    Burrawan Duck

    Burrawan Duck

I would like to say a big thank you to Pinosity for putting together these delicious suggestions. I would encourage all my lovely readers to go and take a look at the the Pinosity website.  Pinosity is a blog with an unnatural obsession with all things Pinot Noir. It’s a refuge for the obsessive and eccentric wine drinker, and a treasure trove for the amateur and explorer – Pinosity is the home of Pinot Noir.

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Comments

  1. When I was an apprentice chef a bunch of years ago, my Executive Chef took us to a Pinot degustation dinner, it was one of the first times I had ever been to a degustation, and when I developed a real love for the Pinot. It is such a diverse wine, and pairs beautifully with so many delicious dishes. The whole experience was so glamorous. 🙂

    I will totes have to check out Pinosity. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yum, this looks so incredible!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  3. All the above recipes are such great choices, will have to check out Pinosity. I’m a big fan of pinot and blends.

  4. I love Pinot! I’d add lamb to this list — it’s not the best wine to pair with lamb, but it’s up there. Fun post — thanks.

  5. Mmmmmm!!! Poached TROUT!

  6. I love a nice Tassie pinot! Very informative post guys, really enjoy reading this sort of info 🙂

  7. Great matches, we do the pizza and pinto match quite often! 😉

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