What kind of wine goes with duck?

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Date created: Thu, Apr 22, 2021 5:12 PM
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Video answer: Wine pairing with a pinot noir for a duck confit dinner

Wine pairing with a pinot noir for a duck confit dinner

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  • Pinot Noir.
  • Gamay (like a Beaujolais)
  • Tempranillo (like a good Rioja wine)
  • Barbera.
  • Sangiovese (such as a Chianti Classico)
  • A cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon like a Bordeaux.

Duck and pinot noir is a classic pairing because both offer moderate intensity, with pinot noir's acidity balancing out the fattiness of duck. Since duck often cooks well with fruit, the fruity notes in pinot couldn't be any better of a match.

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When talking about duck and wine pairing, Pinot Noir tends to be the blanket answer. And there is certainly a lot of sense in that recommendation. Duck tends to be a little fatty, rich but not as strong as game, and either pan fried or roasted. As a result, choosing a wine that has good acidity and freshness will help to balance the fat. Fruity and smoky aromas will pair well with the meat flavors.

The common factor is that duck is a fatty meat that tends to need a wine with some sharpness and acidity to cut through and some ripe fruit to contrast with the rich flesh (duck is often cooked with fruit). Here are some suggestions: Pinot Noir

Pair duck pate or fois gras with a sweet white or a late harvest white wine. Duck and pinot noir is a classic pairing because both offer moderate intensity, with pinot noir’s acidity balancing out the fattiness of duck. Since duck often cooks well with fruit, the fruity notes in pinot couldn’t be any better of a match.

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O ne of the relative certainties in the arcane world of food and wine matching is that pinot noir goes with duck. That's not to say that other wines don't work too, but that if you're stuck in a...

If you do want a white wine with duck confit, you need to be looking at the more aromatic wines with good acidity to cut through the fat of the duck confit, much in the same way that a good German Riesling or a Gewurztraminer can be great matches with Roast Duck or Peking Duck respectively. For duck confit I would personally go for a German Riesling, nothing too sweet, probably a good, fresh Spatlese (an Auslese will probably be too sweet).

IntoWine recently asked its panel of wine experts to recommend one wine to pair with breast of duck: A Pinot Noir is the natural pairing, but one with a little mushroomy flavor, which Pinot Noir can get with maturity, or earthy “sous bois” characteristics, can echo the gamey, earthy flavors of the meat.

If you need a wine to pair with Peking Duck, you could try a Sparkling Wine (Rosé) to go with it. Sparkling Wine (Rosé) A crisp, sparkling blush wine with flavors of red berries.

Here are a few great wine style choices with your roast duck: Pinot Noir Gamay (like a Beaujolais) Tempranillo (like a good Rioja wine) Barbera Sangiovese (such as a Chianti Classico) A cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon like a Bordeaux.

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