What Wine Pairs Well with Eggplant Parm?

What Wine Pairs Well with Eggplant Parm?

Eggplant parm is a beautiful thing. A well made version is on our shortlist of nominees for the 8th wonder of the world. The ideal wine may be of no surprise but eggplant parmesan is best matched with a Tuscan red wine such as Chianti or Brunello. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try the wild and lighter reds from the Jura in France.

The 5 Best Wines to Drink with Eggplant Parm

1. Piemaggio, Chianti Classico 2015

The Piemaggio winery in the heart of Chianti Classico looks like a postcard. The vineyards sit in a prime spot and the result is a Chianti that will change your mind on Chianti. With some extra age it tastes like sun dried tomato, cherries, and oregano.

2. Il Poggione, Brunello di Montalcino 2016

For a region as revered as Montalcino, there are surprisingly few Brunello producers who we universally recommend. It’s like Top 40 Pop Songs– some get a whole room moving, most are hard to get through. Il Poggione is one of those few winemakers in Montalcino we always trust will turn out hits.

3. Pian dell'Orino, Rosso di Montalcino 2017

Wines like Pian dell’Orino are why we nerd out about this stuff. Rosso di Montalcino is a relatively ordinary wine, but in the hands of a producer like Pian dell’Orino, it’s one of the best reds we’ve had as of late under $100. This is all from great vineyards, biodynamic, and one of the best bottles of Tuscan wine around. We’re here to say: this is a timeless classic.

4. Domaine du Pélican, 'Cuvée Trois Cépages' Arbois 2019

Guillaume D'angerville makes some of the most finessed red burgundies around at his namesake winery in Volnay. This is an easier drinking wine from his passion project in the Jura. It's a juicy, bright blend of poulsard, trousseau, and pinot noir that's meant for the every day. Though thirst-quenching, the wine is still earthy and complex. Full in flavor though low in alcohol, this is a perfect red for all-year (and all-day) drinking.

5. Domaine Tissot, 'DD' Arbois 2019

Stéphane Tissot is an icon in the Jura. Their wines are on the right side of natural, meaning they are a little bit wild but still delicious. This wine is cloudy, earthy, and tastes like sour cherries. It's a blend of all three red grapes from the Jura: Trousseau, poulsard, and pinot. If you're looking to explore, it's a quintessential wine from a region that up until recently was veiled in mystery..

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