Which wine to pair with a Savoyard fondue?
Choose a harmonious white wine, with good acidity and a fleshy texture. Don’t forget the freshness! The wine should counterbalance the smooth side of the fondue.
Moreover, the local white wine remains a safe bet, such as a Savoie wine, with the same grape varieties as for raclette (Mondeuse Blanche, Altesse, Roussane, Jacquère). You can also combine a wine from another region, such as a Mâcon or Pouilly Fuissé, a Beaujolais Blanc or a wine from Alsace Riesling.
It is preferable not to combine red wine.
What wine to pair with a tartiflette?
Combine a red wine:
It is possible to combine a red wine, but avoid too firm tannins. Head for a supple and juicy wine with fine, melted tannins.
Choose a red wine from Savoie with Mondeuse grape variety. You can also opt for a slightly spicy Jura wine.
Which wine to pair with a raclette?
Combine a white wine:
It is preferable to accompany your raclette with a white wine. Choose a wine originating from the proposed cheese and prefer it with a good volume in the mouth so that it blends perfectly with the creaminess of the cheese, the sweetness of the potatoes and the salty of the cold cuts. We recommend a Savoie wine, Mondeuse Blanche, Altesse, Roussanne or Jacquère grape varieties.
However, if you want to get away from the “local” association, go for a white Saint-Joseph, a Côtes du Jura, or even a Crozes Hermitage!