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How to make a successful food and wine pairing for Easter?

For Easter, Bestheim offers its recommendation for food and wine pairing.

The Easter weekend is often an opportunity to get together and spend time with the family over a good meal. Despite the confinement we are all going through at the moment, we would still like to offer you some ideas for food and wine pairing for a delicious festive moment in your home. A chance to take your mind off things and please the most gourmet among you!

The fine bubbles of the Easter aperitif

There's nothing like whetting your taste buds with delicious appetizers to get the meal started. Small puff pastries to delight your guests, accompanied by a glass of Bestheim Crémant Brut Grand Prestige.

This Crémant d'Alsace, fine and complex, offers a rich palette of aromas that blend perfectly with all types of small bites. On tasting, this sparkling wine is full and fat on the palate, with a nice aromatic persistence with connotations of raspberry and dried fruit. A real sparkling firework!

Easter lunch starter: choosing the right wine for a smoked salmon

Add a touch of freshness with verrines of smoked salmon, fromage frais and diced avocado. A simple and effective recipe. A superposition of flavours to be enhanced with sprigs of chives to add a little colour!

For this recipe we recommend a dry white wine, an aromatic and very fresh wine. You guessed it: we are obviously talking about a good Alsace Riesling! This wine offers a very nice agreement of texture with fish whose delicate flesh calls for an elegant wine, expressing itself in the same refined register. You will easily find the Riesling Bestheim that suits you among all our selection of this grape variety.

Which wine for the main course of the Easter meal?

For the main course, we suggest you continue with the traditional leg of lamb accompanied by its flageolets with small bacon. The centrepiece of this Easter weekend!

This dish will go perfectly with a sweet white wine such as Pinot Gris Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé. This limestone terroir, unique for its Mediterranean microclimate and its south/south-east exposure, produces wines with a high bouquet, spicy and full of power. This wine from Alsace Bestheim presents notes of candied fruits, apricot and pineapple that are found in the mouth, where the balance between freshness and roundness is preserved.

In order to vary the pleasures, do not hesitate to change the traditional leg of lamb by presenting your lamb in cassolettes, roasted or in a herb crust for more flavours!

What's the perfect match for dessert?

What would Easter be without its traditional chocolates! Whether in the form of eggs, a rabbit, a chicken or a bell. In dark, milk or white chocolate versions, there's a wide choice for all gourmets!

For this wine pairing, we wanted to surprise you and move away from the traditional sweet wine to accompany desserts. No more sweet wines that might weigh down your already saturated taste buds at the end of the meal. Instead, let yourself be tempted by the Pinot Noir Exception and its pepper, cocoa or wild strawberry aromas. Its tannins, ripe and velvety, caress the mouth and lead to a beautiful finish, very persistent. Like the wine, cocoa contains tannins that bring power to the chocolate. The harmony with the wine can then be played in harmony. The complex and fruity aromas of chocolate will only be magnified with a glass of Alsace red wine.

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Grand Prestige 2011
AOC Crémant d'Alsace
Pinot Gris Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé
Grands Crus
Pinot Noir
AOC Alsace