Spring is a common time for many to make a gourmet meal from a young spring lamb and of course for the wine lover the question will be what type of wine to serve with this unique dish. Whether roasting or grilling leg of lamb or lamb chops a red wine is most often the best choice for paring with your main course.
Many wine lovers will tell you that lamb is one of the most red wine friendly meats out there due to its hearty, earthy taste and texture. While there are many varieties of red wine that will work well with this dish it is almost impossible to get a bad paring.
Many experts suggest Rhone as the ideal go to red wine for paring with lamb. This dry wine is renowned for its strength and power that somehow still comes across with a slightly fruity softness that compliments red meat such as lamb perfectly.
While Rhone is not the only choice for paring with lamb many reds will work out beautifully. Of course the host should take the time to ensure their table is set just right for this special meal including a wine barrel candle holder to accent the wine glasses and set the mood.