What red wine goes with creamy pasta?

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Since pasta dishes with tomato sauce are acidic, it's best to pair them with a medium-bodied red wine. A wine that doesn't match the acidity of the sauce will make the wine taste bland. An example of the perfect red wine for a tomato-based sauce would be a cabernet sauvignon or Zinfandel.

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There’s enough spice, tart apple and slight citrus notes to support the creamy pasta and the luxurious mouth feel to enhance it. Plus you have a viscous wine which partners well with a viscous pasta without fatiguing your palette.

Look for oak-aged whites, which gives the wine a buttery feel that’s delightful with cheese or cream-based sauces! Light-bodied red wines also pair well with creamy pasta. They’re floral and fruity, pairing best with more punchy cheeses like pecorino or parmigiana.

It is considered a red wine pasta sauce. Dishes with added pancetta, bacon, or mushroom will be further complemented with a light-bodied Merlot. Merlot also goes well with red pesto, as it works well with the tangy yet sweet sundried tomato flavors. However, it’s best to avoid pairing Merlot with cream-based dishes.

Casarecce, Italian for “home made,” is the perfect pasta for chunky sauces like short rib ragu—and robust Italian reds are the perfect wines. Any Sangiovese will do nicely, or try a medium-bodied Barbera or Chianti Classico. For braising the ribs, go for a dry red, like an Italian Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Complex, medium-bodied, and low-acidity, Zinfandel is the ideal wine for a bold red sauce. That’s why we recommend pairing this rich wine with an equally rich pasta dish.

Pinot Grigio is the king of Friuli wines and the aromatic quality of the grape is a lovely pairing with the sage aromas of the dish. Again, cream sauces need acidity or else they’ll feel flabby on the palate. For red, you’ve got to try a Schioppettino. I mean, it is so fun to say.

America’s number 1 white wine variety, Chardonnay is the most consumed variety in the world. This world-famous wine pairs well with pasta dishes prepared with creamy sauces. In fact, this wine complements cream-based pastas better than any other pasta variety.

Pasta is simply a canvas to deliver the accompanying ingredients. For example, the Apulian specialty rigatoni ragu barese is a rustic, meaty tomato-based dish. A dish like this needs a wine pairing with enough oomph to hold up against roasted tomato and red meat…

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