Fresh asparagus is always a welcome Spring greeting. Indeed, the ideal combination of wine with different asparagus recipes is complex. Which is why a thorough look at this topic is worthwhile - the pleasures of tasting asparagus together with wine surely will be enhanced.
Asparagus and wine
Its exquisite scents and flavours arouse associations with the fresh aromas of young white wines. However, while those who think of “asparagus wine” as fragrant, light and crispy Spring wines from the latest vintage are on the right track – there is still so much more. Because full, robust and mature wines often make optimal partners for young vegetables.
Basic Criteria for Asparagus Wine
- White Wine:Practically without exception, asparagus wines are white
- Dry: As a rule, asparagus wines should be dry
- Body: Asparagus wines should be medium- to full-bodied with a lower level of alcohol
- Maturity: Wines that have aged 2 – 3 years usually fit well to asparagus
- Acidity: Elegant, fine and well-integrated
- Aroma: For the most part, a neutral bouquet is advantageous - no Botrytis
- Holz: A slight wood note only for special recipes, such as Hollandaise, Polonaise, etc