WINES TO GO WITH SPANISH OMELETTES
It might be one of the easiest recipes to do, which is why today, on International Spanish Omelette Day, we want you to learn how to pair this national favourite with a good wine. We’ve got 4 wine recommendations lined up for you below that go perfectly with different versions of the Spanish omelette. That way, you can get the most out of the most iconic dish of Spanish cuisine.
TORTILLA CAMPERA WITH ROSÉ
The tortilla campera or ‘country omelette’ gets its name from the vegetables in it, including aubergines and tomato. It’s traditional to the region of Murcia, which is where the tortilla campera is normally served. There is a range of versions, some with potatoes, some without, some with red and green peppers, and some with parsley and garlic.
The perfect pairing for this kind of omelette is a rosé. Rosés are smooth and delicate wines, but they still have a good body. They have a huge range of aromas, a little fruitiness and floral notes. They're great as an aperitif, and if you pair them with a slice of Spanish omelette, you've definitely got a perfect match!
El Coto Selección Viñedos Rosado is made with tempranillo and grenache grapes and would be a great choice if you want to get a fresh but intense flavour. It’s easy on the mouth, and has a bouquet ripe cherries and fruits of the forest. Once you've opened a bottle of rosé, it will keep well in the fridge for up to four days.
A GLASS OF RED WINE WITH TORTILLA PAISANA
The acidity of red wines helps them last longer, making them fresh and keeping their structure. Red wine is a crucial part of Spanish cuisine, and once you've tried one with a torilla paisana, you’ll never want to eat the dish with any other drink.
If you’re not sure what a torilla paisana is, don’t worry. It’s a traditional Spanish omelette with added peas, courgette, red peppers and little cubes of serrano ham or chorizo. Since this type of omelette packs quite a punch, we think it would go best with a red wine. Of course, the best option here would be a Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva.
Made using tempranillo and graciano grapes, it is ideal for this kind of dish since the saltiness and strong flavours of the ham or chorizo pair perfectly with a potent wine.
ONION-FREE SPANISH OMELETTE: BEST WITH WHITE WINE!
To add a little pizzazz to an onion-free Spanish omelette, you can pair it with a white wine. What we’re trying to do here is to let the intensity and delicate flavours of this wine shine through. When you’re making Spanish omelette without onion, it means that there are no ingredients that would mire the aromas of a white wine.
This type of wine always goes well with any kind of food, and another advantage is that you can drink it chilled or at room temperature. It can either be sweet or dry, but it never leaves any bitterness on the tongue when you taste it. Our choice for pairing with an onion-free Spanish omelette would be our 875 m Chardonnay.
This white wine respects the fruity and floral aromas of the Chardonnay grapes, bringing notes of pineapple and a delicate vanilla aroma. We're sure that you’ll be blown away by this pairing. So, if you want to try it out, take a look at our store.
STUFFED SPANISH OMELETTE WITH A YOUNG RED WINE
You can stuff a Spanish omelette with cod, spinach, ham and cheese or mushrooms. The versatility of the dish means that you can included these filling without any issues and still end up with a unique and delicious flavour. If you're looking for the perfect pairing for it, we recommend a young red wine.
These wines stand out because of their pleasant flavour and are perfect to go with light dishes, just like our idea. Our 875 m Tempranillo de Altura is intense and fresh with delicate aromas of cherries and red berries. Charcuterie and cheese go really well with this young red wine, so if you put these ingredients into your tortilla, you won’t regret it.
If you're a wine lover, remember that you can always find more information on our blog. If you enjoyed this video on how to pair Spanish omelettes with different kinds of wine, you’ll be sure to love this one. Don't forget to take a look!