Crispy and rich in flavor, perfect as an appetizer or main course, fried artichokes are so simple and good. Yet which wine pairs best with them? Here’s what Sensorial Wine Analyst Luca Maroni recommends.
Fried Artichokes with a Malvasia Puntinata
Roma Doc Bianco Malvasia Puntinata Federici
“The selection of Federici wines is of excellent quality. Of even higher value is the Roma Doc Bianco Malvasia Puntinata, with dense fruit that beautifully envelops the palate.”
As a pairing with fried artichokes, the wine chosen by Luca Maroni has a straw-yellow color, an intense, fruity bouquet with hints of pear and peach, acacia golds and delicate honey notes. On the palate it is of discreet softness and freshness, with good balance and good body.
Fried Artichokes with a Bianco di Custoza DOC
Bianco di Custoza Superiore DOC Villa Medici
“There are more than one exemplary wine from Villa Medici that present an olfactory purity that becomes oenological-transformative. The Bianco di Custoza Superiore DOC displays what a persuasive-fragrance combination can really do.
Custoza Superiore is a straw-yellow wine with golden highlights. Floral notes of lily of the valley and wisteria burst on the nose. This wine is made from the finest grapes and aged in steel barrels before bottling. On the palate it is fresh, savory and dynamic.
Fried Artichokes with a Frascati DOCG Superiore
Racemo Bianco Frascati DOCG Superiore Bio L’Olivella
The third wine chosen by Luca Maroni for pairing with fried artichokes is Racemo Bianco Frascati DOCG Superiore Bio L’Olivella, a blend of Malvasia Puntinata del Lazio, Malvasia di Candia, Bellone and Grechetto.
Golden straw-yellow in color, with an intense and persistent fruity aroma, it is full-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.