When it comes to Georgian wines, Kindzmarauli holds a special place for its unique semi-sweet profile, making it a versatile companion for a variety of dishes. This smooth red wine, hailing from the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, offers a harmonious blend of sweetness and acidity, ideal for complementing both savory and sweet culinary creations.
For Starters: Begin your meal with a cheese platter featuring creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert. The wine’s sweetness beautifully contrasts the creaminess of these cheeses, creating a delightful taste sensation.
Main Courses: Kindzmarauli pairs splendidly with spiced meaty dishes. Try it with an Indian beef curry, or spicy Szechuan beef. This deep, rich red has the richness and body to balance such intense flavours, with the enlivening freshness of its mountain origin.
Vegetarian Options: For a vegetarian pairing, consider grilled bbq vegetables or a hearty mushroom risotto. The earthy flavors of these dishes are elevated by the fruity notes of Kindzmarauli. And remember that Georgian cuisine is rich in vegan and vegetarian dishes based around nuts, aubergine, spices and tomato – so any dish featuring these ingredients will be delicious with Kindzmarauli.
Georgian Kindzmarauli wine is a versatile choice that can enhance a wide range of dishes. Its balance of sweetness and acidity makes it a delightful addition to any meal, whether you’re enjoying traditional Georgian cuisine or experimenting with other culinary styles.
Buy Shumi’s smooth Kindzmarauli at £16 from the Oxford Wine Company.