Great gastronomy wines
What’s better than a good meal to appreciate our wines? The aim of our wines are with no doubt to be paired with some great food, or we should say with a great meal, as the wine is not only a taste but will also bring great moments and shared emotions.
Food and wine pairing is a continual research, complex but exiting, and also very personal as it depends on one’s taste. It puts in contribution many of our senses and many dimension of the wines. After having discovered the pairings regarding the balances of the wines and their concentration level, you can investigate the pairings by aromas, type of minerality, depth level, type of acidity, why not texture, tactile impressions.
We’ll give you here some ideas to start the discovery. These are no rules, but a first step which should lead you to more personal ideas and discoveries!
Our VINS DE CEPAGE are dry, light and fruity, which make them easy to pair. They will accompany easily your everyday meals.
The Sylvaner, dry and fresh, is perfect with shells, quiches, crude vegetables, salads, fresh goat cheese.
The Riesling is perfect with the Alsatian specialties : choucroute garnie (sauerkraut) or rooster in Riesling sauce for instance. It accompanies mussels and shellfish. Its nice acidity is great with “raclette”, “tartiflette”, or other dishes with cooked cheese.
The Pinot Noir rosé is a great summer wine : try it with salads, cold cuts, or with a barbecue.
Our COTEAUX de DAMBACH LA VILLE wines have more depth and length. The sandy soil give them a nice elegance, with a nice mineral finish. It permits them to accompany more tasteful dishes.
The elegance of the DAMBACH LA VILLE Riesling matches very well with oysters, fishes with citrus sauce, crab, snails. Its cristalline texture matches very well with smooth cheeses like goat cheese.
The DAMBACH LA VILLE Pinot Gris will be perfect with fish terrine, smoked fishes, lobster, vegetable tart as well as poultry and the traditional Alsatian “baeckeoffe”.
Its freshness and floral notes make it a perfect aperitif.
The DAMBACH LA VILLE Gewurztraminer and its pure fruity notes is ideal as an aperitif. Its flavors are delightful, and its freshness will leave your palate ready for the next part of the meal.
The DAMBACH LA VILLE Pinot Noir, dense and fruity, is perfect for the light dishes based on tomato : home made pizza or lasagna etc. Its freshness will be good with your barbecues. Try it with a Camembert!
The GRANIT, blend of our best parcels of this soil, is dry, elegant and deeply salty. It combines perfectly with iodine dishes (oysters, sea shells) which will echo with its saltiness. A bream sashimi will reveal an exceptional mouth touch marketed by the wine’s crystalline saltiness.
Don’t hesitate to pair it with richer dishes (white meats, quail) : they will coat the rough side of the wine and give it a nice purity. Don’t forget cheeses as Abndance, Salers and Comté.
The wines of the GRAND CRU FRANKSTEIN are in perfect balance to be paired with a great meal. High in personalité, elegant, with a crystalline saltiness: they are worth your most rafined dishes.
The Grand Cru FRANKSTEIN Riesling will perfectly accompany the river fishes, tastefull but not too strong, like the trout or the pike perch. With a light sauce, with citrus and/or Riesling for instance, they will underline the minerality of this Frankstein.
The same pleasure will be found with pairings with “matelote”, pike dumplings, crayfishes, Saint Jacques.
Fish tartar or sashimis are perfect to reveal the minerality of the wine too.
With some more aging, this Riesling will pair very well with cheeses like Comté, Parmiggiano, Abondance.
The Grand Cru FRANKSTEIN Pinot Gris needs richer dishes to reveal its purity. Smoked salmon, poultry with mushroom sauce, veal, will all reveal the minerality without going over the wine.
The texture of a low temperature veal is a perfect match!
The Grand Cru FRANKSTEIN Gewurztraminer, full of complex aromas yet elegant, will be great with duck and litchi or with a curry. A quail stuffed with foie gras offers an incredible pairing!
Don’t hesitate to try it with sushis with hot soy sauce.
Strong cheeses like Munster, Roquefort and Maroilles offer a great pairing.
And you can pour it as an aperitif for your guests!
The Pinot Noir « F », great red wine with the elegance and saltiness of our granitic terroir, matches well with tender red meat like a beef tenderloin. A tartar with lemon is extraordinary to reveal the minerality of this wine! The elegant texture of a rabbit or osso bucco a la Milanese is perfect with the harmonious tannins of this wine.
Our CUVEES PARTICULIERES, with particular balances, permit surprising pairings.
Tout Naturellement, dry and expressive, is very easy to pair. Very agreeable as an aperitif and very drinkable, it can also match with a light first dish or main dish : terrine, mixed salad, pie, fish or chicken. To be discovered with vegetarian cuisine!
The Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes and its subtle floral notes is perfect at the occasion of a dining buffet : it will match perfectly with any dishes present : smoked salmon, foie gras, cheese, crude vegetables, dips, cakes etc.
To reveal its minerality, nothing better than a soft goat cheese!
The Riesling Vieilles Vignes, nicely balanced with exotic aromas and crisp acidity, is in good harmony with any dishes with pineapple : fruit salad, with duck or in carpaccio.
A fish with some curry will underline the wine’s minerality.
The Riesling Vendanges Tardives, with his exotic notes, pairs well with a fruit and meat tajine, as well as rhubarb or lemon tart, or not to sweet desserts in general.
After a couple more years aging, you can try the surprising pairing with an old Comté, old goat cheese or Parmigiano.
The Pinot Gris cuvée de l’Ours can pair with exotic dishes like gambas singed with rum, as well as the classic foie gras. It balances the strength of cheeses like Roquefort or a strong Pont l’Eveque.
The Gewurztraminer Cuvée de l’Ours and its exotic flavors is great with Thaï cuisine. Try the travel to India with a curry, or to China. Sweet and sour dishes like duck breast with honey or meat with fruits. Only the strongest cheeses like Munster or Maroilles can match with its spiciness.
The Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives with his delicate notes of honey will pair very well with the lighter desserts based on fruits. Its delicate structure will bring some elegance to a foie gras with figs, or will balance the strength of a strong cheese.
It can easily be enjoyed with grand cru dark chocolate or for itself….
The Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles is a conversation piece. It can easily be enjoyed for itself, small sip by small sip, to make you share great moments with great persons.