Chianti hits a home run with this poular appetizer for wine pairing. Bruschetta recipes vary, but often it is garlic and tomatoes tossed in olive oil and spread across warm and toasty crusty bread. It’s easy to prepare at home, and it’s absolutely delicious with Chianti. Chianti is acidic to hold up against the tomatoes, and has enough body to stand up to the strong flavours of the garlic and olive flavours. Perfect for a starter, or to share on a chilly fall evening in front of the fireplace.
Other Great Red Wines with Bruschetta
Barbera and Zinfandel are two other great choices that will go well with this mouth-watering dish. Keep away from heavier wines that have a lot of tannin, as the tannin will make everything just taste flat and tinny.
Best White wine with Brushetta
For white wine, Sauvignon Blanc is our top choice. This is an acidic wine that will make those tomato flavours pop, and refresh your senses from all that garlicky goodness. Riesling will play nice with this dish too, and is a close second as long as you keep it semi-dry to dry.
If you’re not feeling either red or white, a nice dry Rosé will go great too. Rosé isn’t overly popular in North America like it is in Europe. However if you try this match of Bruschetta and Rosé wine, it’ll win you over with its light fruity flavours that go so great with tomatoes. This refreshing, and low alcohol wine will get your appetite racing as it washes all those garlic flavours away.
Beer and Bruschetta
With regard to beer, we love a great wheat beer with Bruschetta. This lighter tasting beer tackles the strong Bruschetta flavours head on, numbing their sultry after taste. A Pilsner is a wise choice too, it will enhance the Bruschetta, and wash down all that olive oil that coats your mouth so the next bite is just as delicious as the first.
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