Wine Pairing for Shrimp in Pesto Cream Sauce?
Later this month I'm going to be serving a dish of large shrimp that have simmered in a pesto cream sauce, which will be served over brown rice cooked with pancetta, fennel, & leek. I'm wondering what you may suggest for a wine to accompany? I'd like to offer both red and white -- maybe something no more than $25 each? Thanks much!
Shrimp w/pesto is a panzer division marching in.
I'd only confront it with the peace & love approach.
Say pinot grigio, even prosecco on the white front, leave the reds out of the picture.
White: Alsatian Pinot Gris (AVOID Italian Pinot Grigio) or Gewurztraminer, Trentino Alto Adige Gewurztraminer, or Austrian Riesling.
Red: Cru Beaujolais, but white is a better option.
I'd avoid any aromatic or fruity wine woth pesto: the strong pesto sauce taste won't allow you to comletely enjoy the delicate fruity notes of most aromatic wines.
I'd suggest you a Pigato (a dry, firm white wine from Liguria, the same Italian region where Pesto comes from), a Poully fumè (a dry, mild acid France Wine) or a good Barrique Chardonnay wine.