What Wine to Serve with Veal? Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Bien sûr! Well, it might not seem that obvious. When I was trying to think what I should make to pair with today’s wine – an un-oaked Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc from Château des Fines Roches – I looked at a list of suggested foods and nothing felt right. Pork. Chicken. Seafood. Blah.
When I think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, I – like many people – think red wine. It was definitely my parents’ favorite wine, and they served it for all our holiday meals.
However, most people never try a white wine from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. That is unless they visit the annual Salon des Vins at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Like many French wines, Châteauneuf-du-Papes are blends of different types of grapes. But unlike other wines, which might use two or three different grapes, in Châteauneuf-du-Pape a whopping total of 13 are allowed. Some are well known, like Grenache and Syrah, while others are more obscure – Bourboulanc or Vaccarèse, anyone?
…Continue reading for the Provence WineZine the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc wine pairing with veal cordon bleu a perfect match of two French classics.
More reading: on the Wines of Provence Understanding the Colours and Terminology.