If you are in need of fantastic kosher wine for the Jewish holidays, you're in luck! We've found several worth experiencing even if you didn’t need to have kosher wine. On our quest for standout kosher wines, we learned that Israel is not the only country producing high quality, kosher wines. There are indeed exciting examples found in North America, Europe, and even the Southern Hemisphere.
A ritual packed, family-oriented feast with a diverse array of dishes calls for crowd-pleasing, food-friendly wines. Here are some delicious kosher wines along with suggested food pairings to help make your upcoming Passover gathering an even more festive occasion.
NV Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne
Laurent-Perrier is the largest family owned Champagne house in the world and has been in the Tours-sur-Marne region of Champagne since 1812. It was the first Champagne house to introduce a large proportion of Chardonnay (a minority grape in the region) into the blend of this wine. This elegant Champagne has tasty brioche flavor without being heavy. It’s the perfect aperitif or accompaniment to Matzah Brei.
NV Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé Champagne
This is one of the few rosé Champagnes still made in the “saignée method” (grape skin contact instead of adding red wine). Made with 100% Pinot Noir, this Brut Rosé is a special addition to any meaningful gathering. It’s extremely versatile and can partner well with delicate fish dishes as well as hearty red meat based dishes. Fancy kosher Champagne…the perfect wine to spruce up your Matzah with peanut butter and jelly!
2012 Hagafen Cellars Riesling, Lake County
Hagafen Cellars was founded in 1979 as the first kosher winery in California. The wines have been served at the White House for many state dinners where Israeli prime ministers and presidents were honored. This slightly sweet Riesling was made with organic grapes and provides great acidity, a luscious texture, and lovely tropical fruit flavors and aromas. Enjoy this wine with Charoset and roasted chicken with fruit like Apricot Chicken. If you’re feeling brave, try it with gefilte fish.
2012 Domaine Bunan Moulin des Costes, Bandol Rosé
This blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 35% Cinsault, and 35% Grenache is charming, captivating and layered with wonderful texture. This is both an excellent Bandol and extraordinary kosher wine! Bandol rosés are known to be age-worthy and more complex than the rose color may suggest. Contrary to popular belief, rosés can be even better after several years of age, so don’t be afraid to buy one that is not in the current vintage. Enjoy this wine with roasted chicken or matzah.
2012 Domaine Bunan Bélouvé, Côtes de Provence Rouge
Domaine Bunan is in the depths of the Bandol appellation in southern France and houses an ancient estate that belonged to an order of monks who made their own wine. “Bélouvé” is Provencal for “good grape” and this wine is no exception. This wine is a blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 18% Cinsault, 2% Ugni. This is a heady, spicy wine full of southern warmth and generosity on the palate. Enjoy this wine with brisket or lamb.
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