The heart of Cauliflower Soup tends to be roasted cauliflower pureed, with perhaps some butter, cream or melted cheese added. As such, smooth, dry whites like Chablis, Chenin Blanc, Soave, Pinot Gris and Gavi are the order of the day.
Chablis & Cauliflower Soup Pairing
Chablis is an unoaked or lightly oaked Chardonnay from the Chablis region of France. It is an exceptional white wine that has a chalky mineral flavour to it, along with a apple crispness.
The smooth texture of Chablis complements the creamy texture of Cauliflower soup, while chalky flavours offer a nice contrast to the sharp flavours that cauliflower often showcases.
Chenin Blanc & Cauliflower Soup Pairing
Chenin Blanc is a smooth white wine that offers delicious notes of pear, apple, passion fruit, melon, peach and mandarin. When oaked, you’ll also find notes of buttered popcorn, nutmeg and graham cracker. There is also a touch of sweetness to Chenin Blanc, that makes it wonderful with sweeter dishes that your Cauliflower Soup might accompany (like a Thanksgiving buffet, or as an opening course during a fall wedding)
Chablis can range from dry to sweet, oakend to no oak, and from still to sparkling. For Cauliflower Soup, we’d recommend a lightly oaked dry Chenin Blanc that is still. Here, you’ll find the stone fruit flavours and acidity complement the robust flavours of cauliflower soup.
Grüner Veltliner & Cauliflower Soup Pairing
Grüner Veltliner is similar to a Sauvignon Blanc, but not as loud or zingy. With Grüner Veltliner, expect mild citrus, spice and vegetal notes which make it perfect for Cauliflower Soup, where the subtle flavours of Grüner Veltliner won’t outshine the soup, or be overpowered by it.
Soave & Cauliflower Soup Pairing
Soave is a dry, light-bodied Italian white wine, with a smooth oily like richness that makes it perfect with a creamy textured Cauliflower Soup. Boasting notes of peach, honeydew melon and citrus, Soave will adds an extra punch to your Cauliflower Soup.
Pinot Gris & Cauliflower Soup Pairing
Pinot Gris is a crowd pleasing white wine that offers subtle fruit flavours of peach, melon and lemon zest. There is nothing flashy about Pinot Gris, which makes it perfect with a comforting bowl of Cauliflower Soup. Again, with Pinot Gris, you have a smooth white wine, with a balanced acidity that won’t interfere with the milder Cauliflower Soup flavours. Instead, you have the perfect harmony of a elegant white wine adding in its lovely fruit flavours to the dish where needed.