A popular belief says: "the best pairing for the Jamon Iberico is a good red wine". Yet, this is not true in most of the occasions, because the palate appreciates more to combine the iberico ham with a dry white wine, fruity wine, Sherry wine, Cava/Champagne or similar.
Obviously, the wine world is amazing and big enough to find also the right red wine suitable to accompany the iberico ham.
Intense cherry color. On the nose it presents aromas of ripe fruit together with sweet and toasted spicy notes. It is a wine with a lot of character. In the mouth it is powerful and tasty. It has ripe tannins.
Bright cherry color, it has a rich expression of fresh red fruit (cherries, plums, raspberries ...), with spicy nuances and an attractive mineral note. Friendly and tasty entry, with good balance. The red fruits, spice and wood are well combined.
A red wine that seduces with its precious ruby red color and nose with a delicate fragrance of sweet spices, licorice and lots of red fruit. In the mouth it is friendly and elegant, silky texture and very fresh memory.
Nice cherry red color. Much presence of ripe fruit on the nose. Red fruits, herbal memories and certain balsamic touches. Presence of toast and some spice. In the mouth it is a very pleasant, velvety wine. With lots of fruit and spice flavours. Very fresh and sweet. Polished tannins and very good acidity. Very elegant and persistent finish.
Intense yellow with golden highlights. Intense and complex, with predominance of white fruit aromas combined with floral and toasted notes. Nice, fresh and unctuous entrance. Broad and fleshy with sensations of white fruit and slight mineral and citrus touches. Persistent end.
Aged in American oak barrels through the traditional solera system and criaderas. Pale yellow, to the nose, it reminds of yeast; to the palate, it is dry and poignant. It is recommended to serve cold, between 7º and 9º. Ideal as an aperitif.
It has a beautiful bright yellow color, clean and transparent. Intense wine with ripe fruit aromas: of citrus, of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple and peach. Rich on the palate with unctuous smoothness and freshness that makes it pleasant and of good lenght on the palate.
White wine of Chardonnay grapes of clean bright colour. Fresh and juicy in the moth. Well balanced acidity
The criteria recommended by us are the following:
It should be a fresh wine with balanced acidity and a nice fruity finish with wooden perfume; if it has been barrel aged long enough to give body and elegance to the wine without masking the flavour and the grapes nuances, you have the perfect pairing.
Within our Enrique Tomás selection of wines, we have available:
- White wines
- Rosé wines
- Red wines
There are two types of wine and ham matching: “complemented pairing” or “contrasted pairing”
In this case, the flavours of ham, cured meats or cheeses should complement the taste of the wine in a nice combination of drink and food that is agreeable to the palate.
Usually, this food pairing can be successful with red wines (not all of them) and with some white wines.
As the name indicates, the pairing is based upon the contrast of flavours: after eating the chosen food, we shall clean completely the palate to enjoy food and wine separately, in turns and thus, avoid interfering with each other.
Usually, this food pairing can be successful with dry white wines, Cavas or sparkling wines.