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Wine, pork with caramel: match them

When it comes to wine pairings, there are those who casually pair any dish with any wine. There are also those who try to carefully harmonize the flavors of the dish with the ideal wine. In any case, pairing a meal isn't always easy. But when you manage to do it correctly, your pleasure in eating intensifies thanks to the wine which is also more appreciated .

Pork with caramel is one of those dishes for which you have to choose the bottle that best matches it. Tender pork in a sweet and savory wrapper, with a handful of ingredients at your fingertips. It's a great way to turn a cut of pork into something exotic. It is this particularity of the ingredients and flavors that will guide the choice of the ideal bottle for this dish.

Caramel Pork Wines

Wine and labels Color Category Flavor Vineyard
Alsace Gewurztraminer organic White still wine Dry Alsace
Organic red Languedoc Red still wine Dry Languedoc-Roussillon

Organic red Côtes-du-Rhône

Red still wine Dry Rhone


Caramel pork, a simple preparation

Caramel Pork is a sweet and savory delight with an exotic air, and super easy to make. For a meal for four people, for example, you need different ingredients :

  • 800 grams of tenderloin or pork loin,
  • 30 sugar cubes of any color,
  • 5 centiliters of water,
  • 1 tablespoon of mixture of four spices (pepper, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg),
  • 1 yellow onion,
  • 2 chicken stock cubes,
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce

The preparation only takes about 15 minutes, for about 25 minutes of cooking.

Step 1: Start by cutting the cut of pork into bite-sized pieces and put it in oil to give it a little color.

Step 2: Prepare 50 cl of hot water in a container, and add the tablespoon of ground ginger, the two chicken stock cubes, the tablespoon of spice mix and the three tablespoons of soy.

Step 3: Prepare the caramel in a sauté pan from the thirty sugar cubes and water.

Step 4: When the caramel is ready, mix it with the broth to dissolve it.

Step 5: Once the caramel is well dissolved in the broth, add the pork and onion in the form of large pieces and place everything under a very high heat.

Step 6: Allow the liquid to reduce and evaporate for 25 minutes. After this time the liquid will be stuck on the pork pieces your meal will be ready.

This dish is very good when accompanied with rice, but especially when paired with wine enhances its flavors.

caramel pork wine

What wines to serve with caramelized pork?

Caramel pork is a very good dish that calls for a wine that will enhance its sweet and savory flavors. The possibilities of agreement are numerous. Sweet and natural red wines with flavors of red fruits and spices are to be preferred . Similarly, dry, young white wines with fruity aromas go very well with this meal, but you have to choose your bottle carefully.

Caramel pork with white wine

White wine is a very good ally for sautéed pork with caramel. White meat requires tenderness and tenderness. The sweet dominance of caramel combined with the slightly salty side of the meat can go very well with a young and dry white, just like a silky or sweet white .

You can try a white wine from the Pinot Gris appellation or a white Alsace Gewurztraminer. The latter is a dry white wine produced in the Alsace vineyard using only the Gewurztraminer grape variety. Its sweet and fruity aromas will delight your palate. It has substance in the mouth while remaining airy, and has all the characteristics to balance this very good Asian dish .

Caramel pork with red wine

This dish also goes well with red wine like a very good red Languedoc . That of our winemaker Oé, for example, is a blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah that will take you on a journey through the Languedoc scrubland. His field is very sensitive to respect for the environment in its working methods. What could be better than an organic wine with a concentrated and balanced mouthfeel to marry the salty and sweet flavor of pork with caramel.

The red Côtes du Rhône is a supple wine with a spicy background that balances the caramel pork dish well. It is usually garnet red, with hints of cherries and raspberries on the nose. It is made from Grenache and Syrah in Clos Volabis, not far from Mont Ventoux. Moreover, it is an excellent organic red wine produced on an estate that has complied with organic specifications since 2012.

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