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To help you make exquisite pairings, Marché Richelieu is
introducing a new colour-coded classification, developed according
to the wine’s taste, aroma and strength. There are eight
categories, each represented by an easily identifiable colour-coded
Depending on your tastes and the dishes you’re planning on making, it’s now easy to create perfect pairings that will delight your taste buds and dazzle your guests. Bon appétit!
Look for the taste tags that match your favourite dishes and create harmoniousfood and wine pairings.
Pasta with rosée, tomato or spicy sauce; grilled salmon, fish with tomato sauce, chicken, roasted white meat, cheeses (Oka, Migneron, brie, Riopelle), raclette, cold cuts, pizza, ham.
These medium-bodied wines have a more intense color, a rich nose dominated by fruit aromas and tannins that are subtly present.
Pasta with meat sauce or sun-dried tomato pesto, tuna, grilled swordfish with red wine sauce, small game (quail, partridge), simmered or braised red meat, cheese (cheddar, Kenogami, Mi-Carême), sausages, grilled meats.
These medium-bodied wines are characterized by supple tannins that generally have a certain roundness. They’re often dominated by flavours of ripe fruit or woody notes (toast, coffee or vanilla).
Braised red meats with mushroom sauce, lamb chops, grilled steaks.
These full-bodied wines with intense color express powerful and complex aromas of fruit, spices, sometimes accompanied by woody notes. They present a good tannic structure and a velvety sensation in the mouth.
Duck, goose, stewed or grilled game with red wine sauce, leg of lamb.
Plain shellfish and shrimp, poached lean fish (sole, tilapia, haddock, cod, halibut, turbot), fish terrine, goat cheese, fresh cheese, cheese fondue.
Mussels, salmon tartare, chicken with white sauce or pan juices, pressed paste cheeses (Cantal, emmental, gruyère), sushi, raclette, fish-based Thai dishes.
Pasta with cream sauce or mushroom sauce, coquilles Saint-Jacques, shellfish with cream sauce, white meat with cream sauce, paella with fish, mushroom risotto, sweetbreads.
Fruit salad, fruit pie, blue cheeses.