White wine for a marquisette
The marquisette is a very popular drink in the South-East of France. It is a very good cocktail that can be tasted especially in Ardèche, Haute-Loire, Hautes-Alpes, Drôme, Isère. It is commonly eaten at popular balls organized in town or in the village. This fresh and delicious drink is available according to different recipes consisting of citrus fruits such as lemon, grapefruit and orange juice. White wine , crémant and sparkling water are also the components of this recipe. This drink appreciated by everyone, whether in winter or summer, does not come true with any type of white wine .
Which white wine for your marquisette?
The marquisette is traditionally made of white wine , but which one to choose to enhance the fruity flavors of this drink? Dry white wine is ideal for making this cocktail. Indeed, white wine is a wine produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the must of grapes with an uncoloured pulp and a white or even black skin. It is made in such a way as to retain its beautiful translucent yellow color (known as the wine robe ) at the end of vinification. White wine is commonly produced from white grapes , including Chardonnay , Sauvignon, Riesling, Tokay, Sherry, or Sauternes. The winegrower can also use pinot noir, a grape variety with colored pulp, to make white wine. This is the case with Champagne , which is also used to make a marquisette.
Dry white wines , resulting from the complete fermentation of the must, are essential for a marquisette. Why dry white wine for a marquisette? Whether aromatic or tangy, dry white wine is excellent for making a marquisette. Among dry white wines, there are sparkling wines, sweet wines and sweet wines . Opt for example for a dry Bordeaux . The dry white wines benefiting from this appellation are generally produced in Gironde. Their degree of alcohol is between 10 and 13°C with a residual sugar level of less than 4g/l. The dry Bordeaux wine-growing area covers 6,500 ha and produces an average of 383,000 hl of wine per year.
The recipe for a good marquisette
For a marquisette, you will need:
- 2 apples,
- 2 bananas,
- 1.5 kg of oranges,
- 5 lemons,
- 75 cl of white rum,
- 4.5 liters of dry white wine,
- 4.5 liters of lemonade,
- 2.5 liters of sparkling wine,
- 1 kg of cane sugar.
In the evening, wash the lemons and limes and cut them into small pieces or thin wedges. Once it's done, put in a salad bowl and sprinkle cut fruit with dry white wine, sugar and Pulco lemon. Mix and leave to macerate for nearly 12 hours and chill the Perrier, sparkling wine and crémant.
As an aperitif, add the crémant and the Perrier and serve the marquisette with a ladle and in the cocktail glasses. To add a little more flavor, add basil and/or mint leaves. Just before serving, frost the glass with lemon and sugar syrup. To do this, rub the edges of the glass with a lemon wedge, then dip this edge in a plate of sugar.
Marquisette recipe with a dry white wine from Burgundy
Burgundy dry white wine is also perfect for making a marquisette. For 10 people for example, or a bottle of dry white Burgundy wine, 600 g crystal sugar, 1 kg organic sliced lemons. Mix these ingredients and leave to macerate overnight. The next day, strain and keep the lemon slices. At the time of service, put a bottle of crémant or a bottle of champagne. Also put a bottle of Perrier and serve well chilled by adding the slices of lemon preserved in advance.
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