Smoked Gouda & Radicchio Risotto
Many risottos pair well with crisp white wines, like Yalumba Viognier 2010. The mineral quality of the Viognier or dry Chardonnays "cut" through the creaminess of the dish. This risotto stands up to pairing it with red wine. The smoked cubes of Gouda with the slightly bitter bite from the Radicchio pairs perfectly with a fruity Pinot Noir, like Belle Glos Meiomi 2009. I served the risotto with a bold Zinfandel, Goats Trail, to add another layer of flavor - peppery spice & vibrant acidity.
Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir 2009 or Goats Trail Zinfandel 2009