Tomatoes are packed with acid. This can be a wine pairing problem. If you pair fresh tomatoes with a low acid wine, the wine will taste flat.
High acid wines pair well with tomatoes and a Savignon Blanc will generally do the job.
If the salad is tomato, mozzarella, and basil (Caprese), we will go for Greco di Tufo (Italy).
Pairing wine with salads can be a challenge.
Salad dressings are mostly vinegar-based with high acidity.
Always remember to pair acidity with acidity.
Choose a wine with high acidity.
Low acidity wines will drown in the salad.
Tannic reds will taste sour next to anything bright and acidic.
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