Which wine goes well with raclette?

Raclette season is in full swing. The cold temperatures are just perfect for a cozy raclette evening with friends or family. And when a traditional meal like raclette is served up, the wine is of course a must. As raclette differs from normal cheese, there are a few points to bear in mind when making a successful wine selection. And because we in Switzerland not only produce world-class cheese but also excellent wine, we recommend here which Swiss wines go well with raclette cheese

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Swiss Wine Lovers

Our partner from French-speaking Switzerland, Swiss Wine Lovershas delved deeper into the interplay between raclette and wine and summarized it for us. In this blog article, we show you which wine goes best with raclette.      

White wine - the classic

We make no secret of the fact that raclette is one of the more fatty dishes. Another characteristic of raclette that you need to bear in mind when choosing a wine is its creamy texture. Sweet and sugary wines should therefore be avoided. Instead, choose fresh white wines with a good acidity - this gives the raclette the necessary lightness. Well-balanced wines with fruity aromas such as Chasselas, Fendant, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris or Chardonnay are light, dry and fruity allies for raclette evenings with friends and family. 

Red wine - an interesting alternative

Red wines, which are spicier and richer in tannins, are generally pushed into the background. Red wine pairs just as well with raclette cheese as white wine. Opt for light and original red wines with Gamay, Pinot Noir or blends of Gamaret and Garanoir.

7 wine recommendations from Swiss Wine Lovers for raclette 

Domaine des Faverges Chasselas Organic 2019The fruity and floral aromas of this wine are a delight with raclette.

Chardonnay La Côte AOCGoes perfectly with raclette thanks to its fine notes of dried hazelnuts

Sauvignon Blanc La Côte AOC: Brings a touch of freshness to raclette with its fruity citrus aromas.

Fendant AOC Valais from Celliers de SionFor those who like a hint of bitterness. Thanks to its subtle citric acidity, this harmonious wine is the ideal accompaniment to cheeses with a creamy texture.

Henri Pinot Noir 2020 Chablais AOC by Henri Badoux: This red wine brings freshness and roundness thanks to its pronounced aromas of red fruits, strawberries and raspberries. 

Pinot Noir Bio 2019 from Domaine des Faverges: Fresh and fruity wine with a beautiful tannin structure. 

Gamaret-Garanoir from the Domaine la MontardièreAn aromatic red wine with notes of spices and black fruits. It goes perfectly with a strong type of raclette cheese.



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