Easter Sunday will soon be upon us, and if that means a traditional lamb or ham for you and your family, you’re likely looking for a tasty wine selection to pair with it. Here are a few choice selections you can find at Harrison Wine Vault, a sponsor for our highly anticipated Wine & Food Festival this June.
Pair with ham – Gooseneck Chardonnay 2014 ($14.99)
Easter ham is often prepared with sweet glazes that can balance the inherent saltiness of the meat. A paired wine should accomplish the same objective.
This Gooseneck Chardonnay offers a gorgeous bouquet of orchard fruits followed by a creamy mouth-feel of butter and green apples, wrapped in an elegant composition with a hint of oak, that the slides into a finish of satisfaction. The flavor of apples will greatly complement both smoked and baked hams and their glazes.
Pair with lamb – Kirwan Margaux 1999 ($94.99)
With lamb, try to find red wines with a good tannin structure, fruit, and a finish that can stand up to the bold flavors of lamb. This Marguax boasts harmonious aromas of cassis and berries, with hints of spices. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicious fruity aftertaste, it holds just the right levels of fruit and acidity to pair lamb without overpowering it.
All-around palate pleaser – Pomponette Rose 2018 ($17.99)
Rosés are perfectly adaptable to almost any type of food, making it ideal for a diverse Easter spread. This Provençal rosé is classic pale pink in color with bright aromatics. Crisp and dry, it’s perfect to drink with fish and smaller dishes leading up to the main dinner.
Wine on your mind all the time? Take a peek at the exciting lineup for our Wine & Food Fest this June 4-9. From the fine Italian wines featured at Salute! A Wine Tasting Tour of Italy, to our brand-new Food Truck Festival, this weekend is packed with signature experiences food and drink lovers can’t resist.