Loaded with umami, pair French onion soup with a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Savvy match: Classic French onion soup features the powerful flavor duo of caramelized onion and rich beefy stock, crowned with a favorite, Gruyere cheese. A light to medium-bodied red wine with high acidity will complement the caramelized onion flavors and balance the cheese’s fat. The layers of umami in the soup will reveal the layers of complexity within a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
This heartwarming soup makes a great cold day lunch, light supper, or late-night meal. Honestly, several wines would pair well — Chardonnay, whites like Riesling or Gewurztraminer, sparkling wines, even a good Bock.