What wine goes with pork dishes

Pork is a popular meat all over the world. Pork dishes are very tasty and they come in many forms as well as with different spices and flavours. The best wine to have with pork is a question that has been asked by many people who enjoy pork meals, but not everyone knows the answer.

In this blog, we’ll look at several of the finest wines to enjoy with your pork dishes, as well as some of our personal favourites.

If you’re wondering what wine to drink with your pork dishes or just want to try something new, see our recommendations below!

Roast Pork wine pairings

Roast Pork tenderloin has relatively mild flavours, so you’ll want a light to medium bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir, although, you can’t go wrong combining it with both red and white wines.

Produced by Adega Camolas in the Setubal Peninsula South of Lisbon Portugal, is “Clo” Branco, which is another excellent wine to go with a white meat like pork. It has the ideal long, clean finish with its rich aromas of white flowers, peaches, Turkish delight, and ripe citrus.

Some other choices that would pair well with roast pork tenderloin are:

  • Chardonnay – The ripe, well-balanced flavour on the tongue is complemented with natural acidity and rich white fruits. Its finish is lengthy and lingering.
  • Zinfandel –  A powerful and fruit-driven red that is well known for its jammy fruit and smoky, exotic spice undertones.
  • Gewurztraminer – A musky and aromatic variety of Alsatian wine. This charming pink grape has a wonderfully fragrant, flowery scent that is instantly recognised.

What wine goes with pork chops?

This is a question that many people have, and the answer may surprise you.

The best wine to have with pork chops is actually a red wine. Specifically, a Cabernet Sauvignon or Chianti would be the best wine to have with this dish. The tannins in these selections will help to cut through the fattiness of the pork chops, and the flavour will compliment the meat perfectly.

If you are looking for a white wine to have with your pork chops, a Riesling or Pinot Noir is a good option. The sweetness of the wines will balance out the saltiness of the pork, and the acidity will help to cleanse your palate.

Pulled pork

There are many different types of wine that would pair well with pulled pork. A light and fruity rosé would be a great option, as would a dry white.

Pulled pork shoulder is excellent with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, which complement each other very well. Even with its fatty characteristics, pulled pork works well with these wines.

Some of our other recommendations include:

  • Zinfandel
  • Riesling
  • Shiraz

Creamy Pork Dishes

If you’re searching for a wine to serve with a rich,creamy pork dish, Chardonnay is the way to go. The buttery and oaky tastes of a Chardonnay will complement the richness of the dish, while the wine’s acidity will help cut through the creaminess.

Spicy Pork Dishes

Spicy foods and Riesling are a match made in heaven. The wine’s high acidity will cut through any spices in the meal while the wine’s sweetness balances its spiciness.

There are a few different Riesling options to choose from, but we would recommend either the Allan Scott Estate Marlborough Riesling or the Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spatlese – both an equally desirable choice.

Saucy Pork Dishes

A wine with a little bit of sweetness and acidity is ideal for saucy pork dishes. Riesling or Moscato are excellent choices. They will give the meal a pleasant taste while also adding sweetness to it.

So, what is the best wine with pork?

It really depends on the dish that you are preparing. However, most dry red wines and some white wines will work well with most pork dishes.

The most essential thing to keep in mind when deciding on the best wine for your pork dish is to ensure that the pairings complement both the meat and wine.

So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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