Wine to pair with asparagus velouté?
Patricia Wells's delicious asparagus velouté is a velvety soup that's basically asparagus stems, leeks, and chicken broth, cooked, pureéd, and passed through a foodmill. What wine pairings might be best? On hand I have Vernaccia, Verdejo, or Riesling (Feinherb or Trocken). I could also go with a very lightly oaked Chardonnay. Thoughts? Do I need to make a return trip to the wine store? Thanks!
The Vernaccia will be fine with that. In fact, asparagus is a common pairing with that wine in Italy.
Would completely avoid Chardonnay not acidic/bright/green enough. You are looking for a acidic/lemony citrus/grassy wine.
Would also avoid any wine with lots of warm fruit notes, vivid floral notes or vanilla/spicy oakiness.
Depending on the individual wine, any of these: Vernaccia/Verdejo/Riesling could work. Some Rieslings may have too much tropical fruit/stone fruit/melon/floral notes to really work.
Don't know enough about Vernaccia or Verdejo to comment more.