Can I pair Barolo with fish?
The classic pairing, known by most, is that between Barolo and red meat. Being safe with this pairing is always a great choice. In the kitchen, however, the courage to experiment and undertake unprecedented trips of taste is often rewarding. Lately, the world of red wine is approaching that of fish, creating unions both unexpected and satisfactory.
A wine with intense qualities such as Barolo is revealing great surprises in the pairing with fish dishes, in a dance of flavors to be discovered.
Not all fish dishes, however, are appropriate for such a combination. Barolo is perfect to pair with fatty fish or with those more elaborate and tasty recipes such as fried, breaded or spicy fish. Wines with great evolution, body and intense tannins, such as Barolo, are penalised by a combination with fresh fish dishes.
A balanced wine is, therefore, an excellent solution for exploring new culinary ways. Taste routes which were until recently probably unthinkable, have been found to give sensational taste emotions.
How to pair Barolo with truffles
Another food pairing that we cannot fail to mention in our journey with Barolo is the one with truffles. The King of wines meets His Majesty the truffle in a precious and classy combination.
First of all, the origin of these two products links them deeply: among the varieties of white truffle, in fact, that of Alba is one of the best known. Tradition has it that in Piedmont an ancient custom included even putting slices of truffle in the Barolo.
Between the two, there is a union of elegant and refined taste; a noble couple of the Langhe parading in all its goodness on Italian tables, especially with the arrival of the coldest season.
Eggs and spaghetti with truffles and a glass of Barolo: a burst of flavours for the palate of those who enjoy such a simple but at the same time refined meal. Again, however, it is necessary to take some precautions for an appropriate approach. For example, it would be preferable to opt for an aged Barolo, as one too young could overwhelm the already-decided flavor of the truffle.
Those presented are just some of the possible pairings with red wine that reigns unchallenged on the hills of Piedmont, the land of fine grapes. Barolo is one of the most well-known labels in Italy and abroad, a pride of the “Bel Paese” that knows how to best enhance some of its culinary excellence. For this reason, combining Barolo and food is a pleasure for many.