Buttery creaminess, smooth strength, perhaps with a bit of cheese – with Risotto, light wines haven't a chance!

A robust Grüner Veltliner harmonises wonderfully with asparagus risotto. The new weighty Wiener Gemischter Satz wines are excellent as well. And the classically matured wines from the Burgundy varieties are quite a hot tip!

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Pairs nicely with

  • Grüner Veltliner – Reserve level; elegant
  • Wiener Gemischter Satz – Reserve level
  • Weißburgunder – Reserve level; without wood
  • Chardonnay – Reserve level; without wood
  • Grauburgunder – Reserve level
  • Neuburger – Reserve level; fine

Recipe
for 4 Servings

  • 8 asparagus
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 200 g Risotto
  • 1/16 l white wine
  • 1 l chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chervil
  • Lemon, butter, salt, pepper

 

Finely chop the shallots and sauté them in olive oil. Add the Risotto and heat together for a short amount of time; then pour in white wine. . Add the broth a ladle-full at a time, and cook for 18 minutes until the rice is cooked al dente, stirring constantly. Add the white asparagus – peeled and cut – for the last 10 minutes, and let cook. Finally, season with butter, lemon, Parmesan and chervil, then serve.

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