Pairing Wines with Canapés

From intimate gatherings to special events, this starter holds a special place because it’s a simple little food, delicate and pretty, that creates an easy elegant atmosphere that allows guests to come together. The concept began in France in the mid-1800s when it’s said that a chef created a bite-sized portion of food that resembled a person sitting on a sofa – or so the story goes. Yet, given the variety of flavors that a simple canapés can take on – vegetables, creams, cheeses, meats, and sauces, how can one find the best wine pairing? Sensorial Wine Analyst Luca Maroni has a suggestion.

Caviar Canapés
Pairing wine and canapés

Canapés with a Negroamaro Rosé

Pumo Rosato Salento Igp Cantine San Marzano

“The wines of Cantine San Marzano are exceptional. The most articulate and varied series of great wines from Puglia are all of excellent quality, and the raspberry of Il Pumo Rosato Salento Igp shines among them all.”

Reflecting a part of local culture, the Pumo is a decorative object that has adorned balconies and handrails of ancient stairways in Puglia for centuries. A symbol of nature’s abundance and bounty, it is made of the clay that once nourished the vines. Here is a spectrum of colors, declination of varieties, and appellations. Pumo Rosato Salento IGP, chosen by Luca Maroni for pairing with canapés, has a crystal clear cherry pink color for a rosé with Salento charm. It has an intense bouquet with notes of cherry, rose, and pomegranate. The palate is a full-bodied, fresh, and balanced wine.

Luca Maroni

Pairing Wines with Canapés

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