For many, pairing bread and wine can be a complex task, although bread and wine are a well-known duo to everybody, to pair them you must try and choose according to your tastes.
Here are some options of bread and wine you can try before starting to experience your own alternatives:
Champagne and Brioche bread:
Brioche bread is known for its soft texture on the palate and crispy crust, while champagne is famous due to its bubbles. As for the flavours, sweet and sour of bread are balanced with the acidity of champagne, and if you want you can add to your bread some salmon.
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial: a sparkling wine from Champagne DO of Moët & Chandon cellar vinified with pinot Noir and pinot Meunier and 12,5º of alcohol.
Pinot Grigio and Baguette:
Baguettes are known for their delicate flavour and this allows to match it perfectly with a white wine. To accompany a baguette, you can add soft flavour cheese, and so raise the bet.
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Zinnkoeplfle Leon Boesch Blanc 2008: Domaine Léon Boesch is the maker of this Pinot Gris Grand Cru Zinnkoeplfle Leon Boesch Blanc 2008, a wine white with DO Alsace based on the best of pinot Gris from 2008.
Rosé wine and Focaccia:
Focaccia is a bread of soft texture on the palate and strong flavour, You can well pair it with a rosé wine of sour taste, served cold.
Miraval Rosé 2013: a rosé wine from this DO: Côtes De Provence based on cinsault and syrah of 2013 and has a volume of alcohol of 13º.
Pinot Noir and rye bread:
Rye bread is well known for its bitter and strong taste, as well as its hard crust, while Pinot Noir has strong fruit flavours and notes of chocolate, making it a good choice to pair.
Cortijo los Aguilares Pinot Noir 2011: a red wine from Sierras de Málaga DO of Cortijo Los Aguilares cellar with pinot Noir of 2011 and with an alcoholic strength of 14º.
Riesling and sweet bread with fruit:
If you like sweet, you will surely enjoy candied bread, and to accompany it you can try a chilled Riesling, as it also has sweet notes that make it ideal to pair with desserts.
Vi de Glass Riesling 375ml 2010: a sweet wine from Penedes DO is made with moscatell and riesling of 2010 and has an alcohol content of 9.50º.
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