Romanian wine matches for food

Last updated on 24 March 2014

Of course it is entirely up to you which wine you match with your meal in Romania. However these are a few tried and tested suggestions to aid your digestion. If in doubt, local wine usually goes well with local food

APPETISERS AND HORS DŒUVRES (STARTERS)

Muscat Ottonel or Târnave Chardonnay

Cold cuts

Busuioacă de Bohotin, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot noir Rkațiteli

ASIAN AND SPICY FOOD

Aligoté, Galbenă de Odobești, Plâvaie (aka Plavana), Sauvignon Blanc (aka Sauvignon) or Traminer (roz)

DAIRY DISHES

Any dish with butter or cream

Târnave Chardonnay

Cheese

Busuioacă de Bohotin, Cadarcă, Târnave Chardonnay, Frâncușă, Galbenă de Odobești, Merlot, Plâvaie (aka Plavana) or Rkațiteli

Cow’s cheese

Băbească neagră

Goat’s cheese

Fetească albă, Pinot gris or Traminer (roz)

Smoked cheese

Feteasca neagră

Strong cheese

Sauvignon Blanc (aka Sauvignon)

Vintage cheese

Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot noir

FISH AND SEAFOOD

Furmint, Galbenă de Odobești, Plâvaie (aka Plavana), Riesling italian or Zghihară de Huși

Caviar

Fetească albă

Fish

Muscat Ottonel

Fish soup

Frâncușă or Târnave Chardonnay

Freshwater fish

Fetească albă

Grilled fish

Fetească regală or Sauvignon Blanc (aka Sauvignon)

Grilled or roasted fish

Dobrudja Chardonnay

Light seafood

Fetească albă

Oily fish

Aligote or Crâmpoșie

Oysters and shellfish

Aligoté

Salmon

Merlot

Saramură de crap (spicy pickled carp)

Crâmpoșie or Sauvignon Blanc (aka Sauvignon)

Seafood

Frâncușă, Pinot gris, Sauvignon Blanc (aka Sauvignon), Târnave Chardonnay or Traminer (roz)

Smoked fish

Pinot noir

Tuna

Merlot

GAME

Burgund mare, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cadarcă or Fetească neagră

Duck

Cabernet Sauvignon

Goose liver

Băbească neagră, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grasă de Cotnari, Pinot gris or Tămâioasă românească

MOST STEWS

Cabernet Sauvignon

PASTA

Târnave Chardonnay

POULTRY

Chicken

Galbenă de Odobești, Muscat Ottonel, Oporto, Plâvaie (aka Plavana) or Sauvignon Blanc (aka Sauvignon)

Chicken in cream sauce

Pinot gris

Turkey

Feteasca neagrăOporto or Târnave Chardonnay

PUDDINGS (DESSERTS)

Busuioacă de Bohotin, Dobrudja Chardonnay, Grasă de Cotnari or Pinot gris

Cozonac (sweet bread with raisins)

Tămâioasă românească

Fruit-based puddings (desserts)

Tămâioasă românească

Ice cream

Tămâioasă românească

Sorbet

Tămâioasă românească

RED MEAT

Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgund mare, Cadarcă, Fetească neagră or Pinot noir

Beef

Băbească neagră

Szekely gulaš, Transilvanija

Goulash

Muscat Ottonel

Grilled meat

Merlot

Ham

Oporto

Lamb

Oporto

Drob de miel traditionale Sarulesti, Buzau

Lamb haggis (drob de miel)

Băbească neagră

Pork

Fetească regală or Muscat Ottonel

Sausages

Cabernet Sauvignon

SALADS

Crâmpoșie, Fetească albă, Pinot gris or Traminer (roz)

VEGETABLES AND FRUIT

Vegetables

Fetească albă, Frâncușă, Grasă de Cotnari, Pinot gris, Sauvignon Blanc (aka Sauvignon) or Zghihară de Huși

Fruit

Busuioacă de Bohotin

Grapes and citrus fruit

Muscat Ottonel

WHITE MEAT

Dobrudja Chardonnay, Frâncușă, Grasă de Cotnari, Pinot noir or Riesling italian

Grilled meat

Merlot

EXTERNAL LINK

Romanian cuisine (article in the Bucharestian)

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