Published on September 30th, 2011
What to drink with Rhubarb Fool?
White wine with fish. Red wine with steak. But what to drink with Rhubarb Fool?
Rhubarb is tart and sharp, but when cooked with sugar and mixed with freshly whipped cream you have one of the easiest and most delicious English puds – Rhubarb Fool. There is nothing stupid about it, fool comes from ‘fouler’ the French word for to mash – I used to just wolf it down on its own and then I discovered just how good it is with Moscato d’Asti – not to be confused with Asti Spumante. This wine is only 5%, and only lightly sparkling, whereas Asti Spumant is fully sparkling and a bit higher in alcohol.
This is a dessert wine, but not from over-ripe grapes, instead the Moscato grape has naturally really high sugar, so you get the sweetness with a grapey freshness – to appreciate what I mean you have to try it – perfumed like a perfectly ripe melon with a light fizz – I am drinking one of my favourites from Prunotto, based in Piedmonte, NE Italy.
Really there is nothing better than chatting in the sun with a glass or two of Moscato d’Asti – with my favourite summer pud Rhubarb Fool!
[sws_grey_box box_size=”650″]Prunotto Moscato d’Asti, 2010 available from AG Wines at £11.99 per bottle [/sws_grey_box]