Barbaresco food pairingBarbaresco is a powerful red wine that combines best with dishes that have a strong flavor. Subtle dishes will be overpowered by this wine and are better to combine with less stronger wines. Below you can find some serving suggestions.
Traditional Piedmontese dishes:
Piedmontese cuisine is full of specialties with tasty meat and powerful sauces, often combined with white truffle that combine well with Barbaresco such as: Risotto al tartufo bianco, Manzo stufato alla Piemontese, Agnolotti al tartufo, Fricandó alla Piemontese, Fonduta con tartufi, Cardata alla Torinese, Taglierini con fonduta e olio di tartufo as well as many other traditional Piedmontese dishes.
Traditional Italian dishes from other regions:
Trippa all fiorentina, Melanzane di Parmigiano, Peposo, Ossobuco and many other Italian dishes.
Beef, game and stews such as beefsteak, lamb, veal, rabbit, wild boar and deer.
Barbaresco is too strong in taste to be served with fish, better serve fish with a light red like Bardolino.
Especially wild poultry like guineafowl (in truffle sauce) and pheasant but also duck breast and foie gras.
Pasta with a strong tomato or truffle sauce.
Old strong cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino vecchio, old Gouda and old Cheddar, blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola and Castelmagno as well as cheeses with a rich flavor like Fontina, Taleggio and Boschetto al tartufo.
Barbaresco is best served in large round wine glasses and the best serving temperature is between 18°C and 20°C (64 ~ 86 degrees Fahrenheit).