Five Summer Wine Inspirations

Summer is approaching, bringing with it the time of year when our tables are full of colors, scents, and flavors. Light and colorful summer meals are perfect for socializing and relaxing, as well as for pairing with refreshing wines that will enhance the enjoyment of every meal. That’s why today we bring you five ideas for pairing wine and food that will help you fully indulge in your culinary fantasies.

Sauvignon Blanc and chicken in béchamel sauce

This combination guarantees that every bite will be exceptional! The acidity of the wine will perfectly complement the creamy notes of the béchamel sauce and roasted chicken. With this quick and delicious meal, we recommend trying the French wine Margaux, Château Cantenac Brown 2018, which comes from Bordeaux, aged in French oak barrels, and is rich in citrus aromas. Slightly chill the wine before serving to bring out all its flavors.

Cabernet Sauvignon and grilled sea bass

It’s the perfect time for a barbecue with friends! If you choose irresistible grilled sea bass, pair it with the red wine Pessac-Léognan, Château Carbonnieux 2018, made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. The fruity notes of the wine will perfectly complement the mild fattiness of the fish, bringing a touch of the sea to your table. It’s a suggestion to serve red wine at room temperature, so you don’t need to chill the bottle further.

Semillon and fruit

Wine with a tendency towards a dry and sweet taste will pair excellently with fruit snacks full of mild acidity and sweetness. Well-chilled dessert wines such as Sauternes and Château Doisy-Daëne 2018, made from Semillon grapes, are meant to be enjoyed with light fruit-based desserts like cherries, apricots, melons, and raspberries.

Syrah and cauliflower soup

It’s the time of year when light vegetable soups increasingly find their place on our tables. If you opt for a refreshing cauliflower soup these days, we recommend trying it with the wine Hermitage, M. Chapoutier 2018. This bold combination will bring perfectly paired flavors of vegetables and nuts, making you wish summer would last forever.

Prosecco and creamy pasta with vegetables

You don’t have to wait for special occasions to open a bottle of your favorite sparkling wine. All you have to do is to make pasta in a parmesan and seasonal vegetable sauce. The saltiness of the cheese will blend excellently with the subtle citrus and floral notes of Prosecco Valdobbiadene, Villa Sandi, elevating the enjoyment of every bite. Chill the bottle of Prosecco well before serving and indulge in the relaxing combination of bubbles and Mediterranean flavors.