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Wild Boar

Wild Pork

Wild Boar has strong flavors and tastes more game than pork.

Pairing Suggestions

If Mild (Younger Animal)

Chianti Classico (Italy)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France)
Côte-Rôtie (France)
Côtes du Rhône North (France)
Zinfandel (USA)
Rich Pinot Noir (USA)

If Strong (Older Animal)

Syrah from Cortona (Italy)
Shiraz (Australia)
Barolo (Italy)
Barbaresco (Italy)
Amarone (Italy)
Brunello di Montalcino (Italy)
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Italy)
Bordeaux (France)

Description

Wild Boar is a wild pig and its meat is considered game (thougher, pungent).

Game is meat that tastes different because the animal had to work harder to survive and it was not slaughtered at the peak time. So try to determine the age of the animal before choosing your wine and cooking method.

Wild boars have potent scent glands and cutting them creates an unpleasant aroma that seeps into the meat. Professional butchers know their location.

The gamey quality of the meat determines the wine choice and tannins are welcome!

Our best suggestion is a bold wine like a Sangiovese (Chianti, Brunello, Nobile di Montepulciano), Barolo, Syrah or Bordeaux.

If the Boar is milder, a medium red wine matches perfectly.

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