What is the croziflette?
Croziflette is a variation of the traditional French tartiflette recipe. A Savoy speciality, the tartiflette is known for the comfort it brings on winter evenings. This convivial dish at the base paired with potatoes is therefore revisited. The croziflette is made with the famous Crozets de Savoie. These small square pasta are made from wheat flour or very often, buckwheat. It is a dish that is generally eaten in winter, especially during your holidays in the mountains.
The croziflette is therefore a kind of gratin of pasta-based foods, bacon bits, melted reblochon cheese (the main food) and cream. To discover or rediscover in altitude restaurants, or homemade!
What dry white wine from Savoie with croziflette?
As we know, the main ingredient of this famous revisited tartiflette is reblochon and more precisely melted. The croziflette is therefore a recipe that envelops your mouth, you have to counter the fat of the foods that absorb your taste buds, so you need a sharp natural white wine.
There are several possibilities to accompany the Croziflette. If you want to have a 100% Savoy meal, you might as well stick with a dry white wine from Savoy, a wine that reflects the true mountain soil. It can then go wonderfully with a dry white wine from Savoy made from 100% Altesse, such as the white Soleyane bottle from Mathieu and Camille Apffel. A bottle that offers tension and elegance thanks to the talents of these young winegrowers, neighbors of Epicurieux.
It can also be accompanied by a Chignin-Bergeron, also a magnificent expression of our soils. As a perfect example we have the bottle Chez Les Béroux from Anne-Sophie and Jean-François Quénard, 100% Bergeron also called Roussanne, where aromatics and complexity combine brilliantly. There are many grape varieties or bottles that can accompany a croziflette, here is a list of wines to be found at Epicurieux:
What red wine with croziflette?
We have not forgotten you red wine lovers! If you also stay on the Savoy soils, match your croziflette with a slightly powerful and fruity red wine, a red wine with slightly spicy aromas, where the red and black fruits blend perfectly with the croziflette. Accompany your winter dish with a 100% Mondeuse, this typical red grape variety from Savoy which brings together all these characteristics. A fine example to be found at Epicurieux, with the Mondeuse from the Côtes Rousses estate, the Les Montagnes Rousses bottle. Gluttony, consistency and finesse to perfect your moment. If the Mondeuse is accompanied by a little Gamay or Pinot Noir, this gives it even more suppleness and indulgence, as with the Flamme Rouge bottle from Axel Domont. Natural winegrower located at the foot of Mont Granier, in Les Marches, right next to our premises.
There are many other red wines from Savoy and elsewhere to discover to accompany your Croziflette, such as:
- Mondeuse Noire by Jérémy Bricka, the class.
- The Montagnes Rousses on the side of the Côtes Rousses area, a slap in the face!
- Flamme Rouge by Axel Domont
- Soleyane Rouge by Mathieu and Camille Apffel
And if you are not convinced by our selection, you will inevitably find the bottle that will please you on our website.