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Maple and wine

Maple and wine

It’s hard to choose wines to bring to a sugar shack. Here are a few thoughts on how to match wines with slightly sweet dishes featuring maple flavours.

If you analyze the component elements of maple syrup aromas, you quickly realize they are precursors to barley sugar and vanilla and also present woody notes. These aromas in wine are often found in vintages that have spent some time in contact with wood. White and red wines with woody notes will therefore allow a connection to be created with dishes featuring these flavours. If the dish is fairly sweet, you can opt for semi-dry wines that are also slightly sweet. The idea is to avoid too sharp a contrast between, for example, a very dry wine and a fairly sweet ham!

In a nutshell, try white wines with the taste tags AROMATIC AND MELLOW or FRUITY AND SWEET, or reds with the taste tag AROMATIC AND SUPPLE that have woody or vanilla notes and mouth-coating tannins.

Here are a few suggestions for enjoying with dishes served at a sugar shack.

A truly original semi-dry Spanish wine with exotic accents of litchi and rose:

Torres Vina Esmeralda

$13.65$14.65

Torres Vina Esmeralda

White wine750 mlSpain
Torres Vina Esmeralda

Torres Vina Esmeralda

$13.65$14.65

White wine750 mlSpain, Côte MéditerranéenneSAQ code : 10357329

A red that evokes the warm California sun with notes of raspberry jam, spice and vanilla.

Big House Red

$13.65

Big House Red

Red wine750 mlUnited States
Big House Red

Big House Red

$13.65

Red wine750 mlUnited States, CaliforniaSAQ code : 00308999

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