Wines for Easter
Wines for Easter 2021
Easter time is the first big occasion for get togethers, and family meals that comes after Christmas (for obvious reasons). The food is not usually as lavish or rich, and accompanying wines do not have to be as “heavy’”or intense to match popular dishes like ham, lamb, fish or quiche etc.
In many ways there’s no right or wrong with food and wine matching (a few things are to be avoided though!), and you will doubtless have your own favourites and ideas. We’ve been having a chat here at Vinifero and we think the following selection ticks the right boxes, and would recommend:
Well, bubblies always help and what better way to get proceedings off to a good start? This Prosecco is not the usual Champagne, but is the perfect choice for something special from Italy, that doesn’t need to be as pricey as its French cousin.
Our favorite: Conegliano Prosecco Superiore DOCG extra dry "Ariò" 2018 from L'Antica Quercia.
Some White or Rosé
Our Collio DOC Friulano ends dry which would match all types of ham dishes, as would our excellent Arneis or the terrific value Grillo. These wines are however versatile enough to match many other fish, cheese based or vegetarian dishes.
Our favorite: Collio DOC Friulano 2014 from La Castellada.
Lamb is traditional at Easter and a brilliant match is Chianti DOCG, or an excellent Etna Rosso DOC. An Amarone della Valpolicella from Giovanni Ederle would be a superb match for a chocolate based dessert or even with cheese.
Our favorite: Chianti DOCG 2018 from Fattoria di Sammontana.
Whatever you are doing, we wish you a very happy and peaceful Easter time.
Image credits: Anna Shvets