Best Wine with Baked Brie

One of my favorite appetizers is baked brie. It’s easy to make and tastes great with wine, but it can be hard to find the perfect pairing. I’ve tried all kinds of wine with baked brie, and I’ve finally found the best options. They all pair beautifully with this classic appetizer, so you can enjoy it without worrying about which wine to choose.

Let’s start by taking a look at the best white wine with baked brie.

Sauvignon Blanc with Baked Brie

Sauvignon Blanc is a great pairing with baked brie. The cheese’s rich flavor is offset by the light, crisp taste of Sauvignon Blanc. This wine also pairs well with summer foods and lighter fare, making it perfect for those who don’t like heavy wines.

Try one of these:

Bread & Butter North Coast Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc has bright aromas of lemon zest and hints of tropical fruit, lively flavors with citrus notes followed by a rich texture and a clean finish.

2021 Decoy California Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas of pineapple, lemon, and green apple lead the way for this crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Underneath those fresh scents is a layer of lime zest that adds another exciting dimension to what you taste, which lingers in your mouth long after each sip.

Lieu Dit Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of ripe kiwi, lemon, and lime accented by hints of green apples. The palate is full and creamy with a rich mouthfeel that is balanced by crisp acidity.

Chardonnay with Baked Brie

Chardonnay is a great white wine to pair with baked brie. It has a high acidity level, which makes it a perfect match for the nutty flavor of baked brie. Chardonnay also has a medium body and pairs well with the creamy texture of this cheese.

I recommend one of the following Chardonnays with Brie:

Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay

This vineyard is located in California, and it’s a great place to start your search for a good Chardonnay with crab legs. This wine is made from grapes grown in the Sonoma Valley, where the climate is ideal for growing them. Fermented and aged in French and American oak barrels for richness, toastiness, and complexity.

J. Lohr Chardonnay

This California winery has been making award-winning wines for over 30 years, and this Chardonnay is no exception. They use grapes from their own vineyards in Monterey County, which means that you can be sure the quality is always high. This wine has a rich golden color with notes of citrus and vanilla on the nose.

Ladera Vineyards Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is made from grapes grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands, which is a cool climate area. It’s aged in French oak barrels for about 15 months before being bottled and has notes of vanilla and toasted hazelnuts on the nose.

Hagafen Cellars “Reserve” Napa Valley Chardonnay

Made from grapes grown in Napa Valley. It has a rich golden color with notes of citrus, vanilla, and toasted hazelnuts on the nose. It’s aged for about 18 months in French oak barrels before being bottled.

Riesling with Baked Brie

One of the best options for pairing with baked brie is Riesling. This wine has a crisp, refreshing taste and is great for a warm day. It’s also generally very affordable, making it perfect for all budgets.

If you’re looking to enjoy a rich and creamy cheese like Brie on your next picnic or gathering with friends, there are many options at your disposal. The sweet yet acidic taste of Riesling pairs perfectly with this type of cheese because it helps balance out its strong flavor while adding some complexity to its texture.

Riesling is my favorite with Baked Brie. One of these is a great pairing with it:

Georg Albrecht Schneider Niersteiner Riesling Kabinett 2017

This Kabinett is a fresh, crisp wine with lingering sweetness balanced by tart lemon-lime acidity. Delicate wisps of smoke and earth lend touches of complexity throughout, adding dimensions to its fruity character.

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Spätlese Riesling is richer and more intense in flavor than Kabinett. It comes with a lively minerality that perfectly balances the bright white peach and lemon fruit you’ll find here. Worth seeking out.

Ransom Sunnyside Vineyard Riesling (Willamette Valley of Oregon)

From the vineyard themselves, “This single vineyard, old vine bottling from the South Salem Hills is a classic, terroir-revealing Riesling. Opening with fresh fruit aromas of key lime and pineapple, the palate offers vivid acidity and flavors of Meyer lemon zest and candied ginger wrapped around a mineral vein. The wine finishes fresh and bright, with a beguiling note of honeysuckle blossom. A delight to drink now, but also exceedingly age-worthy.” 

Dessert Wines with Baked Brie

Dessert wines are sweet and go well with baked brie. Brie has a creamy texture that’s similar to the wine’s body. The array of flavors goes well with the variety of tastes present in both cheese and wine. It’s an easy pairing but impressive when you have guests.

Dessert wines are usually white and they’re often French. Good examples are Sauternes such as the following:

2014 Chateau Suduiraut

Producer tasting notes: “Château Suduiraut 2014 has a deep golden yellow color and is still restrained in its expression. The first nose reveals oaked notes of toasted hazelnut, followed by white flowers, spices such as ginger and white pepper, and finally very ripe yellow fruit. The wine is full in the attack and continues in a rich and fresh form on the palate. Aromas of yellow peach, roasted pineapple, ginger, and preserved lemons mingle in a long, unctuous whole. The finish is absolutely delicious, lingering for a long time with honey and spiced notes.” – Chateau Suduiraut

2017 Chateau Rieussec

Producer tasting notes: “Beautiful pale gold color. The initial nose offers remarkable depth. Aeration reveals the complexity of truly great years. All the characteristics are present: freshness, precision, and purity. On the palate, the wine presents an impressive combination of power and finesse. The finish is tremendously long and harmonious. As is often the case in exceptional vintages, the sweetness is masked by the wine’s balance. A magnificent Rieussec that is already sublime and will still be so in ten and many more years’ time.” – Chateau Rieussec

2019 Chateau Coutet

A less expensive Sauternes than the others but no less a wine for it.  

Expert tasting note: “A rich, golden, sweet wine with ripe stone fruit and Smokey, sulphurous notes on the nose. On the palate concentrated, ripe apricot fruit is lovely & juicy. The wine is full-bodied & has a superb rich texture. Alcohol is in balance & despite the fresh acidity the wine finishes sweet.” – 6/20 DCAMW

Lighter red wines with Baked Brie

The most popular red wine with baked Brie is Pinot Noir. The citrusy acidity of Pinot Noir cuts through the richness of baked Brie while its delicate fruitiness complements it perfectly. It’s also a great option if you’re looking for something sweet that also has some weight to it. Think raspberry jam or apple pie cobbler.

I suggest one of these great Pinot Noir with your Brie:

2016 Domaine Lecheneaut Les Pruliers

This is towards the more expensive end of the price range but no doubt this is an exceptional wine. Les Pruliers has a strong color. The wine offers aromas of fresh red fruit, wild prunes, and licorice. As it ages, it adds depth and roundness. It has aromas of cocoa, and smoked meat.

2019 Fanny Sabre Bourgogne Rouge

More affordable is the Fanny Sabre Bourgogne Rouge. This is an organic pinot noir that’s delicate, easy to drink, and naturally delicious. It has a fresh, crunchy, summer pudding fruit flavor with crisp acidity and just lip-smacking moreishness. And because it’s low in sulfur, it’s great for summer or winter drinking.

2018 Corazza Pinot Nero

At the lower end of the price range is the Pinot Nero. This is a unique wine from Friuli, a region in northeastern Italy. It’s made from the pinot noir grape and is unlike other pinot noirs you might be used to. It’s light, bright, and easy to drink.

Conclusion

When pairing wine with baked brie, it’s important to consider the flavor profile of both the cheese and the wine.

Depending on your preference, there are some great options. You might want a light, crisp wine that has a similar flavor profile to the cheese. This will make sure that when you eat your baked brie and drink your wine, they blend together perfectly in your mouth. Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal pairing in this case.

If you prefer a sweeter pairing to match the creaminess of the Brie, Sauternes is an impressive pairing. This is my own personal favorite.

Pinot Noir is also a nice option if red is your preference. Its acidity and fruit are a neat option with Brie.

If you are looking for a good Baked Brie recipe I recommend you try Jenn Segal’s Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans. This is such an impressive recipe that will make you look like a pro chef.

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