This wine and food pairing is one of the best discoveries you will make this Thanksgiving. This wine is made of Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes which produces an aged wine that pairs wonderfully with roasted game. Aged in French oak, every sip of this Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva brings to the mouth sensations of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and exotic, savory spices which work perfectly with the smoked flavors of a roasted turkey, but it doesn’t stop there. A forkful of turkey with sweet cranberry sauce and velvety mashed potatoes makes for the perfect textured bite to be washed down with this bold red wine that will leave lingering hints of fruit on the palate with a long finish. This is the perfect Thanksgiving meal wine pairing.
Thanksgiving lends itself to getting full on multiple side dishes, and unlike other meals, you won’t see a first and second course throughout the evening. It is somewhat of a potluck feast with one dish to be replenished with turkey and various supporting dishes. This means it may be best to stick with one wine that can work throughout the entire meal. The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the perfect choice. The high alcohol content ensures that with each bite of buttery chestnut stuffing and creamy mashed potatoes, your palate is cleansed and ready for the next side dish bite.
It’s rare to have Thanksgiving without the pumpkin pie. This seasonal dish is typically made with canned pumpkin, but with squash in every supermarket, it can also be made from scratch. A great wine to pair with the sweetness of the pie and to balance out the dense moisture and creaminess of this popular dessert which is often serves with whipped cream, is a Spumante Dolce. This sweet on sweet combo will only enhance the subtle flavors and spices of the wine, as well as leave a crisp and clean palate to leave room for seconds.