Food Suggestions

The following dishes go well with Domaine Chanson, Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Mouches 2012 (BU56881)

Avocado with Prawns

Avocado with Prawns

This retro classic calls for light dry wines such as Muscadet or sauvignon from the Loire or New Zealand or South Africa. Dry sauvignon-semillon blends would work well as would Italian pinot grigio.
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Boiled Beef

Boiled Beef

A dish for showing off your some of your finer wines. Claret and Rioja are classic partners.
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Cold Beef

Cold Beef

Cold beef goes wonderfully well with wines from Bordeaux or Burgundy and is the perfect foil for showing off some of your finer bottles.
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Coq au vin

Coq au vin

Beaujolais or other fruity wines from the gamay grape or red Burgundy are the classic options. One bottle for the pot, one (or two) for the table.
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Game Pie

Game Pie

The red-berry flavours of ripe pinot, dolcetto, sangiovese and some Claret would marry well with game pie.
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Grouse

Grouse

The richness of grouse requires foursquare wines with refined edges – Claret, Burgundy, Rioja or wines from the northern Rhône, as well as New World syrah and Bordeaux blends.
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Partridge

Partridge

Opt for peppery shiraz or ripe pinot noir; Chianti and Montepulciano would also work well.
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Pheasant

Pheasant

Though not as assertive in flavour as other feathered game, pheasant nonetheless calls for spicy richness in the wines that accompany it. The savoury character of Rhône syrah and Italian sangiovese work particularly well. More delicate dishes might be served well by a good red Burgundy or a New World pinot.
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Pigeon

Pigeon

Pigeon has lots of flavour and needs full-throttle reds. High-octane Aussie shiraz or the almost gamey flavours of northern Rhône syrah or Italian sangiovese would work well.
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Rabbit

Rabbit

Rabbit is making something of a comeback and can be a wonderful meat. Pinot noir marries beautifully, or opt for a lighter gamay.
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Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken

Both red and white work well with roast chicken. Gently oaked chardonnay makes for a happy marriage as does sweet-flavoured pinot.
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Roast Guinea Fowl

Roast Guinea Fowl

Goes well with a wide variety of wines, from rich, buttery whites, to spice-laden reds and are the perfect foil for your best mature bottles.
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Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey

A dish that will go well with a wide variety of wines, from rich, buttery whites, to spice-laden reds. Roast turkey is also the perfect foil for your best mature bottles.
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Roast Veal

Roast Veal

Simply cooked veal is a real treat and as with other roast meats is deserving of your best bottles. Whites or reds can go well. Opt for gently oaked chardonnays, rich Alsace whites and in reds, anything from gently fruity pinots or fragrant cabernet-based wines, to more gamey flavoured Châteauneufs or Barolos. Older bottles from reserves would be shown off to their best.
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Mushroom Linguine

Mushroom Linguine

The type of mushrooms used in the dish will have an impact on the choice of wine. Wild mushrooms have quite assertive, earthy flavours that can be particularly well matched by wines made from pinot noir.
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Wild Mushroom Risotto

Wild Mushroom Risotto

The subtle earthy flavours of wild mushrooms encased in a creamy risotto will marry well with whites and reds and of course have a natural affinity with Italian wines. Pick reds with soft tannins such as those made from the gamay or pinot noir grape or plump for the reds of northwest Italy. For whites, authentic pinot grigio (or gris) would work a treat.
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