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Wine Pairing
Grilled Lamb

BBQ Lamb

To handle grilled lamb, both acid and tannins are needed.

Pairing Suggestions

Ribera del Duero (Spain)
Rosso di Montalcino (Italy)
Bordeaux (France)
Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe (France)

Other Excellent Alternatives

Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Chianti Classico (Italy)
Barbaresco (Italy)
Nebbiolo (Italy)


Lamb is wine friendly, but the wine to choose depends on the cooking method.

The flavor of lamb is more powerfull than the flavor of chicken and pork. In addition, lamb has more fat.

Light red wines will be knocked out by lamb. To handle grilled lamb, both acid and tannins are needed.

Spanish Tempranillo based wines (Ribeira and Rioja) has the flavors (black berries / leather / smoke) that matches grilled lamb.

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