Jamie has picked out some wines that pair particularly well with Roast Lamb on Easter Sunday.
Lamb has a relatively gentle flavour, so you don't want to overpower it with an overly-intense wine that will dominate over its subtle flavours. The more rare you serve your lamb, the lighter you should go. But a medium-roasted lamb will handle a stronger, more tannic, fuller-bodied wine for sure.
Getting a good balance of fruity and more earthy flavours can prove a great combination.
It's is beautifully soft and tender, partly because it's young and partly because there can be a bit of fat integrated in the meat. High acidity is a must to cut through that and clean your palette. If you're cooking a shoulder of lamb, that's very high in fat content, so you could consider something a bit more tannic to help too.
Here are our recommendations:
Lamb Cutlets / Rare Roast
Medium Roast Leg of Lamb
Shoulder of Lamb
Pinot Noir, Rosé Sparkling
Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Rioja
Monastrell, Rioja Reserva
If you don't like red wine, don't worry, as a good Chardonnay or Riesling will work beautifully.
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