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What's a good white wine to go with an asparagus risotto? Would a Riesling work well??

asked by LivB over 4 years ago
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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 4 years ago

Rieslings are popular with asparagus in Germany, where asparagus rules the table in spring. You might find a good Gewürztraminer from Alsace, a Silvaner from Franken (northern Bavaria) or a Grüner Veltiner from Austria that would also pair well. The trick is finding the right wine that wil work with the asparagus, so check with your wine merchant for his/her recommendations.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

Prosecco would be nice or maybe a saviagnon blanc, IMHO.

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pierino

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added over 4 years ago

Riesling is a good choice. I also agree on sauvignon blanc. While I like prosecco I don't think of it as a dinner wine as it's sparkling, crisp and low alcohol (10%). However if the asparagus risotto is an appetizer or first course it might pair up in that context.