What wine goes with shrimp risotto?

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Julio Haley asked a question: What wine goes with shrimp risotto?
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Date created: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 6:01 AM
Date updated: Thu, Jun 30, 2022 3:16 PM

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  • I paired this with a Vinho Verde. Vinho Verde wines are dry with just a bit of effervescence to them, and they're generally very affordable.
  • This shrimp risotto would also pair well with a Chardonnay or a Pinot Blanc.

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Wine pairings for Shrimp Risotto: I paired this with a Vinho Verde. Vinho Verde wines are dry with just a bit of effervescence to them, and they’re generally very affordable. This shrimp risotto would also pair well with a Chardonnay or a Pinot Blanc.

In general, red wines are far higher in tannins than white wines. Tannic wines, such as Syrah, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon, tend to be quite bold. For the risotto, you are much better with wines with low levels of tannins, most often white wines, though a few red wines are possible (we’ll cover this in a moment).

Risotto and wine pairing – at-a-glance: A good all-rounder wine to try is a Gavi. Mushroom risotto works well with aged whites with earthy flavours. Try a dry Sherry with seafood risotto. Truffle risotto would work well with aged Chardonnay.

I decided upon a wine to match the St Agur, and will let the others hopefully fall in place -- a 2004 Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Villages - Domaine de Beaurenard. I guess I selected that one as it is from the same general area of

The dumpling craze is still in full swing, and shrimp is often a key ingredient in these delightful flavor bombs. Again, most white wines are going to go well with shellfish-based dumplings, so a safe bet is a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris. Don't be afraid to reach for an interesting Gewurztraminer, however.

With a light risotto made with spring vegetables like asparagus or courgette (zucchini) flowers or with seafood like shrimp or prawns I’d drink a Gavi, Soave or a Roero Arneis or - and this might surprise you - a glass of dryish* prosecco.

Stir to combine and cover with a lid. Heat the shrimp sauce until simmering. Toss the shrimp into the sauce to warm them back up. Ladle the risotto into warm bowls and top with an equal amount of shrimp and sauce. Top with more Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Serve immediately with a glass of white wine .

Some specific wine pairing recommendations: Try pairing a buttery lobster with the 2006 Ramey Russian River Chardonnay. Crab in a butter-based sauce would pair well with the 2009 Axel Pauly Feinherb, which is a Riesling. Try pairing grilled shrimp with a bottle of 2005 Borgo Maddalena Delle Venezie.

Lemony Steamed Green Beans. Here's a classic side to serve with risotto: lemony green beans! These beans are elegantly long and crisp tender, mixed with lemon juice and zest for a zing! They're the perfect tangy counterpart to creamy risotto, and they add freshness and fiber to the meal.

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