Where you could make a mistake is in choosing a wine to go with a meal made with fresh wild asparagus. The tannins in red wine and asparagus do not go together at all, and your palate, should you pair red wine and wild asparagus could end up tasting an unpleasant metallic taste, the ultimate horror to every gourmand. There are also some white wines, such as barrique versions that will come in conflict with the herbal aroma of wild asparagus, who go well with fresh, citrus and delicate notes of white wines.
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If you are preparing the wild asparagus with some lighter meat, then refresh the palate with the local Istrian Malvasia which carries notes of green apples. White Sauvignon or Pinot will also do in these cases..
If you are roasting heavier meat and/or preparing wild asparagus on the barbecue, then take on the reds but stay in the pink tones of medium-rare meat. Thus, the Istrian rosé wines will bring out the best from the vegetable. Choose rosé from a Teran and surprise your palate with nuances of taste. If you do not like rosé, then grab a bottle of gray Pinot.
Risotto with wild asparagus or wild asparagus with fish does magnificently when paired with Malvasia type wines in which citrus fruits, but also by nuances of Mediterranean herbs dominate.
If you are having boiled fish with gently cooked wild asparagus, then have some Momjan Muscat, maybe you will fall in love with this combination of herbal, refreshing, fruitful, and yet slightly bitter taste.
Wild asparagus with eggs, hollandaise sauce, melted butter and similar or slightly heavier sauces, call for a somewhat stronger Malvasia or for a young Chardonnay.