Q & A | What wine should you pair with duck breast in damson sauce?

Q & A

What wine should you pair with duck breast in damson sauce?

Q. I have found countless wine matches for duck with plum sauce. Have you any suggestions for duck breast with damson sauce?

A. Given damsons are a type of plum it shouldn’t make a great deal of difference depending on the other ingredients in the recipe and what else is on the plate

With this recipe for spiced duck confit with a port and damson sauce you have Sichuan pepper and the sweetness of ruby port to contend with so you need a generous full-bodied red with a touch of sweetness - say an Australian grenache or even an amarone but with this more straightforward recipe for roast duck breast with damson sauce that includes red wine I’d probably go for a malbec or a rich Chilean merlot

Take a look at these other duck and wine pairings too

The photo by Maksim Toome is of a similar dish but not the one in question.

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