Fruit and wine tend to make an iconic pairing, and it is no different when it comes to the realm of berries. The juicy flavours and aromas of many wines are a fantastic complement to berry-laden dishes and even the fruits on their own, making these wine and food pairings among some of the most effortless.
Perfectly ripe, plain strawberries go exceptionally well with an off-dry sparkling – think Moscato d’Asti, Prosecco or an Australian rosé. When speaking about strawberries, it is hard to go past champagne as bubbly is always a suitable accompaniment to this luscious berry.
A sparkling roséis the perfect foil to raspberry dishes, as you want something that matches the berry’s sweet tones. Wines that balance acidity with sweetness also make a good pairing with raspberries.
Malbec works well with these blue beauties, but look for varieties from Cahors rather than Argentina as tend to be lighter and fruitier. The blueberry notes present in many Syrahs also make this wine a great match.
This dark, juicy variety goes with plenty of wines spanning across both whites and reds – try pairing them with Riesling, Muscat or Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
An aromatic Spanish Tempranillo perfectly complements ripe berries, and it matches the deep, fruity flavours of raspberries and blackberries exceptionally well. Casalone Mariposa Brachetto is a great accompaniment to any berry-centric dessert, with its rose and red-fruit flavours providing the perfect balance of sweetness.
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