Primi Piatti

The choice of wine to go with the first dish depends entirely on the type of pasta and the sauce. White wines are ideal for tomato sauces with garlic or lots of spice, while Burgundian grape varieties work wonders with creamy sauces. Light wines such as classic Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling or Wiener Gemischter Satz are excellent when paired with simple vegetable pasta dishes. Risotto calls for a Burgundian wine or a Rotgipfler.

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