The Perfect Easter Wine Pairings

This Easter might be a bit different, but we can still spend the morning hunting for Easter Eggs in the garden before sitting down for a delicious Sunday dinner.

We asked Daniel Curro for his top recommendations on wine pairings to accompany our Easter feast, including a beef dinner, a chicken dinner or a delicious nut roast.

Browse his recommendations below before shopping The Archive.


A Lamb Dinner – Shoulder; Leg or the Rack

Taurasi Riserva DOCG 2012 by Sanpaolo Azienda Agraria

Region: Campania

Grape Varieties: Irpinia Aglianico 100%

The Taurasi Riserva comes from vineyards located in the province of Avellino where the soil has a volcanic origin. This wine also called “The Barolo of the South” is aged for at least 4 years of which, more than 2 is in French oak barrique. The Sanpaolo Taurasi offers an interesting nose, marked by aromas of strawberry and orange marmalade. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, ending with a dry and long finish

It makes the best pairing for a Lamb dish even better if cooked on a barbecue. 


Taurasi Riserva DOCG


A Beef Dinner – For Rib of Beef

Barolo Bussia Riserva DOCG 2011 by Livia Fontana

Region: Piemonte

Grape varieties: Nebbiolo 100%

The Barolo Bussia Riserva is a cru. The vineyards are in the council of Monforte D’Alba, and this wine would be a perfect accompaniment to a beef dish for Easter. Around 2,000 bottles are produced a year, aged for 4 years in oak barrels. A classic Barolo with a very elegant and persistent finish.

It is a garnet red colour, with an intense and balanced, harmonious bouquet. Pleasantly dry, whilst full and velvety on the palate. A full bodied wine, with a lot of aromas of red fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and black cherries. It’s a great wine with refined tannins; elegant and persistent with a long finish.

A Chicken Dinner

Bianco Faye 2015 , Vigneti delle Dolomiti by Poter and Sandri

Region: Trentino-Alto Adige

Grape Varieties:Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco

The first vintage of Bianco Faye dates back to 1985.

The first chardonnay vineyard used for the Bianco Faye had within it 10% of Pinot Bianco old vines that they decided to use in the blend.

The grapes are harvested together and the entire batch is vinified in barriques. This wine has complex bouquet with notes recalling vanilla, toasted almonds, hazelnuts, hay, musk and flint. On the palate it is dry with richness and yet an important structure. If you like whites that have been aged in wood, the creaminess of this wine will go really well with a Chicken Roast, cooked perhaps with some aromatics herb and maybe a touch of butter. 

A Pork Dinner – Shoulder or Leg

Effe 55, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2014

Region: Tuscany

Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

This Chianti Classico is aged for almost 2 years in wood and a further 12 months in bottle. The Effe 55 has distinct aromas of small red berries including Marasca Cherries preserved in alcohol, accompanied by hints of chocolate, berries and well-integrated woody notes. It is full-bodied, warm and potent in the mouth with a striking tannic texture that makes the wine very drinkable and elegant. Its good acidity and minerality guarantee a fresh, long finish. I would pair this with a beautifully cooked pork roast either in the oven or on the barbecue. I would personally season the pork with some fennel seeds, lemon garlic and some thyme. The freshness of these ingredients will go really well with this great Chianti.

A Nut roast

Integer Zibibbo Terre Siciliane IGP 2018

Region: Sicily

Grape Variety: 100% Zibibbo

The Integer is a wine integrated in the territory through traditional experimentation. From the Latin word integer, that means whole, this wine is made exclusively from local varieties that have been found in their natural environment. This wine is aromatically explosive, drinkable and profound. Grapefruit, wild herbs, balsamic, smoky aromas and flavours. All this aromas will be a great pairing for a nut and I would indulge my self by finishing the cooking of the roast by pouring a small glass of the same wine all over it. A wine with great complexity that will balance very well, all the aromas of the Nut Roast for an Easter treat.