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Wine and white truffles


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#1 Jonathan Day

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Posted 13 September 2004 - 01:08 PM

Andrea, welcome to eGullet.

Any thoughts on the varieties of Piedmonte wines that go well with white truffles? Or that conflict with truffles?

Thanks for sharing your expertise with us!
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#2 Andrea Sottimano

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 04:45 AM

Hi Jonathan,

I think that the best match(if you have the possibility to" catch" a good white truffle from Alba)is white truffle on an egg,simply, or on a risotto or hand-made pasta(tajarin, for example).

The truffle taste is very strong, the parfume is powerful, you need a complex wine, tannic but balanced; I am sure that a 4-5 years old Barbaresco or Barolo will be wonderful on it.

Let me know!( or invite me when you will do it....)

Best,

Andrea
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