In the current issue of Wine Spectator, Chef Haidar Karoum of Washington D.C.’s Chloe shares his love of gnudi and the ideal wine pairing for his interpretation of the dish. Like many of the menu items at his restaurant, the flavor profile of his gnudi offers a nod to his father’s Lebanese heritage. For the pairing, he suggests “a ripe, fruity white with fine cut will stand up to the starchy, smooth ricotta dumplings and the burst of acidity from the tomato confit.” The editors of Wine Spectator recommend the Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2017 as a great match.
Côtes du Rhône
Guigal’s Côtes du Rhône Blanc both sets and steps outside the standard for the appellation and showcases one of the great secrets of the Guigal family: their specialization in the great white Rhône varieties. While only 8% of the Rhône's production is white, a full 25% of Guigal’s production is white and they are today the single largest producer of whites in the Rhône Valley.
Rhône Valley, France
The more you learn about the Guigal family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.