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Mushroom Risotto

Pair with: Amontillado


Cooking time: 1 hour

Mushrooms of all varieties pair perfectly with Amontillado due to the wines low acidity levels and delicate structure, ensuring the wine doesn´t over power the mushrooms.



Mushroom Risotto

Warm the broth over a low heat. Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium to high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, put aside.

Add 1 tbs olive oil to the frypan and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil, about 2 minutes. When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, pour in the Fino Sherry, stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mushrooms with their liquid, butter, chives and parmesan. Season with pepper and salt to taste.


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Serving and consuming

Amontillado with food

Amontillado should be served at a temperature of between 12 and 14º C.

It is an ideal wine to accompany soups and consommés, white meat, blue fish (tuna), wild mushrooms and semi-cured cheeses.

It combines perfectly with vegetables such as asparagus and artichokes.

  • Slightly Chilled in a White Wine Glass

    Serve it between 12° and 14° C in a white wine glass.

  • Dry but Intense

    Its dry and intense flavour adapts to difficult and risky pairings.

  • Ideal to Drink Glass by Glass

    Its composition allows it to be stored in open bottles for months.