The perfect wine for the Easter menu

The long-awaited Easter lunch is approaching; if appetizers, first and second courses are mandatory on the table, the choice of wine to be offered to the guests will be equally fundamental. The right combination will allow us to make a great impression with our guests and best enhance our dishes.

appetizers

If you opt for a more traditional menu, which opens with the classic Easter appetizer based on hard-boiled eggs and vegetables, delicious fish vol-au-vents or Easter cake, the choice of wine falls on wines based on Riesling grapes, including the Alsace Reserve of Marie et Cécile Albrecht, the Trocken of Schloss Johannisberg, the Riesling Tuzko of the Marquis Antinori or the Crescentia of Eberbach; or a fresh and light white wine like Zenato's Custoza or Lugana .

First dishes

Continuing with the first courses , among the traditional dishes we find the fettuccine with lamb ragout, cannelloni and lasagna alla bolognese: first courses with a dense and inviting taste that find their right match in a rigorously red wine , with a good structure with a evident acidity, with a long and persistent finish. Among the ideal candidates there is the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano , such as the Antica Chiusina of Fattoria del Cerro or La Braccesca di Antinori, or the Montefalco Rosso , like that of Arnaldo Caprai, or a Lambrusco such as the Countess Matilde di Cavicchioli or the Otello Ceci.

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Emilia IGT Otello Nero di Lambrusco 1813 Cantine Ceci

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Cold cuts and salami, Stewed meat, First courses, Meat ragout
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8,30 €
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Franciacorta Brut DOCG

Franciacorta Brut DOCG Mosnel

0,75 ℓ
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91
Aperitifs, Shellfish, Seafood, Fish, First courses
25 €
19,90 €
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Franciacorta Demi-Sec Rosé DOCG

Franciacorta Demi-Sec Rosé DOCG La Montina

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90
90
Dried sweets and pastries, Fresh cheese
21,20 €
17,90 €
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Champagne Brut AOC R de Ruinart

Champagne Brut AOC R de Ruinart

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90
Aperitifs, Seafood, Fish, sushi
55 €
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Champagne Brut Premier Cru  AOC Tradition

Champagne Brut Premier Cru AOC Tradition Paul Goerg

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91
Aperitifs, Fish, sushi
42 €
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Barolo Chinato Il Diavolo sulle Colline

Barolo Chinato Il Diavolo sulle Colline Vite Colte

0,75 ℓ
Cold cuts and salami, Stewed meat, Grilled red meat, Truffle
35 €
29,90 €
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15%

Lamb

And now the highlight: on the Easter tables you cannot miss the lamb dish, a classic of Italian cuisine that leaves room for red wines with a soft, warm and enveloping taste. Cooked stewed , lamb prefers pairing with Aglianico del Vulture , such as the Piano Regio "Strapellum" by Cantine di Palma, the Barbaresco base or the Bric Turot by Prunotto , or even an intense Sicilian wine , including we propose the Nero d'Avola Sosta Tre Santi from Nicosia or the Tancredi from Donnafugata. A scottadito instead finds the ideal accompaniment in a Cabernet Sauvignon from South Tyrol , such as the Puntay di Erste + Neue, in Bolgheri such as the Bruciato Antinori, or in Cannonau , such as the Carnival Riserva di Sedilesu or the Falcale by Piero Mancini.

Vegetarian alternative

Maybe not everyone likes lamb? We thought about that too. If your Easter menu is modern, even for the healthiest, the perfect match is not missing. Let's put lamb and ragù aside and devote ourselves to seasonal cheeses and vegetables , in particular artichokes and asparagus . The savory taste of vegetarian cuisine is recommended for the freshness of white wines characterized by good acidity , such as Guy Saget's Pouilly-Fumé , or South Tyrolean Pinot Blanc , such as Hofstatt di Cortaccia. With legumes, Erbaluce di Caluso Merlana from Vite Colte could be the best choice.

Easter cakes

For the dessert, no doubt: the chocolate egg will always have its reserved place. A difficult marriage, yes, that between wine and chocolate, but not impossible; it's all about finding the most harmonious combination. To keep in mind the amount of cocoa in the chocolate, and so next to a dark chocolate with an intense and decisive taste we recommend pairing with a sweet wine, such as Agricanto di Paladin, Barolo Chinato Il Diavolo Sulle Colline di Vite Colte or a Marsala Superiore Riserva 10 Ann i by Marco de Bartoli. If we talk instead of milk chocolate , more delicate and certainly less aromatic, the ideal combination will be a Recioto della Valpolicella , such as Recioto Angelorum di Masi or Recioto di Bolla.

But let's not forget the other undisputed symbol of this festival: the Easter dove . Now of a thousand varieties, it certainly cannot be missing on the tables of the Italians. For this, the perfect match is definitely Moscato d'Asti , such as Lumine di Ca'd Gal or Moscato Prunotto , which with its aromatic sweetness and elegant effervescence will enhance the pleasant taste of this typical Easter cake. Recioto di Soave is also indicated , such as Le Sponde di Coffele. For other traditional desserts, such as the Neapolitan pastiera or Calabrian catmint, sweet wines such as the Vin Santo dei Marchesi Gondi, or the Sauternes of Château Landion or the most famous Château d'Yquem are indicated.

Finally, for the whole meal, you could choose a bubble , of which we obviously suggest the great classics, such as a Champagne , a Franciacorta or a Trento DOC .

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Champagne Extra Brut AOC Exact

Champagne Extra Brut AOC Exact Pannier

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Shellfish, Fish
65 €
45 €
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Recioto di Soave DOCG Le Sponde 2018

Recioto di Soave DOCG Le Sponde 2018 Coffele

500 ㎖
Dried sweets and pastries, Fresh cheese
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