It is preferable to steam the broccoli before roasting it as this way it is tenderer and retains it bright green colour.
Our Sommelier Suggests
Cottagecore is about rural self-sufficiency, the food we make using our garden-fresh vegetables, and thus this pastoral aesthetic retains its influential place in the plant-based culinary world. However, pairing vegetables with wine has proven to be difficult; in successful pairings the wine makes the food taste better and the food makes the wine feel better avoiding dominance.
What is Crete’s best-kept vini-secret?
Vidiano! When in Crete, finding a wine to match vegetarian food is not difficult. Vidiano is an ancient Cretan grape, a white grape variety indigenous to the Greek island of Crete. When in doubt about which wine to pair with vegan and vegetarian dishes, go for Vidiano. Pairing vegetarian meals with wine may seem intimidating, but Vidiano is an easy choice as it goes well with a variety of plant-based, veggie-driven dishes from roasted veggies to green salads and weeknight pastas without overpowering them.
Vidiano marries Crete to a cottagecore aesthetic, capturing a Mediterranean idyll that lasts. With this style of white wine, you can expect a brilliant golden hue and rich notes of apricot, fresh-cut mango, citrus peel, and hints of saffron. This grape produces earthy wines that deliver subtle aromas of golden apple and wild quince. Vidiano is floral on the nose with notes of yellow wildflowers.
Slow down and enjoy this great pairing.