Wine pairings with prosciutto are crucial, in fact, the choice of the combination can also be a bit tricky.
Of course, prosciutto is amazing on its own and can be eaten as an appetizer or a snack, but it can also create delicious antipasti like prosciutto and melon. Cooked ham is also a source of phosphorus and iron. Phosphorus is a structural element of the bones that promotes growth and helps prevent osteoporosis. Iron is the most important mineral salt, essential for respiratory activity and helps brain function and the efficiency of the immune system.
In addition, it is rich in: noble proteins, which in addition to providing energy, perform vital functions in the human body such as cell regeneration, regulation of metabolism and protection from infections; vitamin B12 which promotes the assimilation of fats, protects against tumors, promotes development, aids memory and reduces fatigue and stress; vitamin B2 which is used for the formation of red blood cells; protects against free radicals and acts as an antioxidant.
When eating it with the right kind of wine takes the tasting to a whole new level. That’s why choosing the right one is very important. So we gathered the best ones for you.
These top 3 wine pairings with prosciutto will make the tasting eve better:
1) Sangiovese: with cherry fruit flavors, firm tannins, and high acidity Sangiovese is a very nice wine to pair with prosciutto.
This one is the prince among the black grape varieties of Tuscany and, with 11% of the national vineyard area, the most widespread native red grape of Italy. The name Sangiovese has always aroused the curiosity of scholars: according to some “Sangiovese” could recall the locality of the first crops, or San Giovanni in Valdarno, while for others the name would even derive from the Greek by virtue of the assonance with “blood of Jupiter “.
2) Pinot Grigio: crisp, un-oaked white like a high-quality Pinot Grigio, is perfect.
The cultivation of Pinot Grigio is particularly complex and requires special conditions and attention not only in the countryside but also in the cellar. In fact, Pinot Grigio needs a particular habitat, with very cold climates and compatible soils, for the development of the plant, which is particularly difficult to cultivate outside its areas of origin.
3) Sauvignon Blanc: try a subdued Sauvignon Blanc-based wine from the Loire Valley
Intensely aromatic and refreshing, Sauvignon Blanc gives wines that are mainly drunk young. Its region of origin, as stated in the World Atlas of Wines by Jancis Robinson, is the Loire, in
particular the area around Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire, where Pouilly-Fumé is produced and where the grape can vary a lot depending on the vintage.
Now it’s up to you to choose and impress your friends and family with these pairings!
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