Thanksgiving is here and while you’re scrambling to make sure the ingredients for the stuffing are all present and the turkey is cooked just right, we’re here to make your life easier.
Simplify your Thanksgiving wine pairing with Roero and Roero Arneis (heck, even start with a Roero Arneis Spumante!)
The Roero Arneis Spumante is great because it has all the same delicious qualities of the Roero Arneis, but it’s in sparkling form… that means twice the fun! The wines are full of minerals and elegant stone fruit and citrus flavors. As a generally low-acid wine, Arneis is always a crowd pleaser and is easily approachable for the whole group. Plus, the bubbles will put everyone in the best mood!
Heading to the main course, you can offer your guests both Roero Arneis and Roero (even a Roero Riserva if you have one handy!)
Like the spumante, the Roero Arneis offers a mineral backbone, stone fruits and citrus, and a more prominent baseline of salinity. This salinity is perfect for the roast turkey and delicious sides such as roasted brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, and even the stuffing!
Don’t forget the red wine! The Roero, made from 100% Nebbiolo, is note only full of cherries and spice – which is great for popular sides like cranberry sauce – but has a welcomed, delicate tannin structure which also pairs nicely with the roast turkey and roasted brussel sprouts (especially if you add bacon!) You will also find this wine pairs wonderfully with the less-traditional fair such as a turducken or other roast meats.
Don’t forget dessert! Try a delicious Italian Passito… many are made from Arneis grapes within Roero, although they are not classified.
Whatever you eat and wherever you are, Happy Thanksgiving from the Consorzio of Roero to you and yours!