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wine pairing for pasta with ramps?

sydney2 Apr 11, 2012 06:24 AM

Any ideas?

  1. SteveTimko Apr 11, 2012 07:56 AM

    Just pasta and ramps? No sauce? The sauce could change it.
    How about a nice white wine, like a Rhone or something from Italy?

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      goldangl95 Apr 11, 2012 10:04 AM

      As said before me, if there is either cream, tomato or mushroom in the sauce things will change dramatically. Also if the sauce veers into the "roasted/carmelized" arena things change dramatically.

      Many Italian white wines will go well. Pinot Gris/Grigio is very easily available.
      Maybe a Sauvignon Blanc.

      Be careful to just blindly select a Rhone white -as there are tons of varietals in the Rhone and therefore a ton of different wines to pick from.

      Make sure to avoid wines with a lot of oak/vanilla notes also wines that are super floral. You want a bright, green apple acidity wine with a hint of grassiness or arugla/pepper. To go with the bright/green/funk flavors in ramps.

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      1. re: goldangl95
        sydney2 Apr 11, 2012 12:28 PM

        Basically just pasta, olive oil, ramps, chili flakes, salt and breadcrumbs. It's a Babbo recipe. It makes me think of aglio olio e peperoncino.

        1. re: sydney2
          goldangl95 Apr 11, 2012 01:26 PM

          If the ramps are cooked enough, that they start getting sweet you'll want a bit of a softer wine than the notes I mentioned above. I think that plus the chili flakes, would make me think of an Alsace/German/Austrain white.

          A Dry Riesling or Gruner Vetliner.

          Pinot Gris/girgio will still work as long as it has some softer/sweeter notes. Look for mentions of stone fruit, vanilla etc.

          1. re: sydney2
            wattacetti Apr 11, 2012 01:29 PM

            I had this in Berlin a couple of years back. They paired it with a Pinot gris from the Rheinhessen.

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          bob96 Apr 12, 2012 04:57 PM

          Number of possible Southern Italian/Sicilian whites that would match general style:
          Falanghina, Inzolia, Ischia bianco, Greco di Tufo, Ciro Bianco, Vesuvio bianco.

          1. ChefJune Apr 13, 2012 10:45 AM

            Pasta and ramps w/o cream: Fiano
            Pasta and ramps w/cream: Gavi.

            We're having that for dinner tonight with a little "help" from some lamb kebabs. :D

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