Pasta and risotto, grilled or fried pork, roast veal, sauce or pan fried, lamb, poultry, rabbit, roast beef, game, liver, kidneys in sauce, barbecue, kebab, vox, camembert, brie
Shades of red range from pure ruby to black tulip and are often quite intense. In other cases, the wine has a fiery red color that fades to garnet with crimson hues.
Ripe fruits with spices are often the main ingredient in the bouquet, complemented by strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or black currants. These refined and well-blended aromas mature into cherry in brandy, canned fruit, leather and fur, and game/forest scents with age.
On the palate, the wine is velvety and refined - Pinot Noir at the top of its form. When young, the wine can seem a bit harsh; it needs time in the bottle to develop structure and meaty texture. Often full-bodied and voluptuous, this wine is Rubens' nude equivalent.