Mushroom gnocchi with porcini cream

Mushroom gnocchi with porcini cream

A crisp, weighty Chardonnay to match the indulgent and hearty flavours that will delight your guests

 

Cooking Time: 1h 30mins

Wine Pairing: Nepenthe Chardonnay

Creamy Mushroom gnocchi

 

Ingredients

  • 1 kg desiree potatoes
  • 400g plain flour
  • 150g parmesan, grates
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g dried porcini mushroom
  • 1L thickened cream
  • 150g button mushrooms
  • Truffle oil, to serve
  • Rocket, to serve
  • Parmesan, to serve

 

Method

Gnocchi

  1. Roast potatoes on a bed of table salt for around 90 minutes, at 180 degrees.
  2. When soft and cooked all the way through, remove the skin and pass through a potato ricer.
  3. Add plain flour, parmesan and eggs to the potato, mix well.
  4. Continue to add flour until a dough is formed.
  5. Wrap in gladwrap and cool for at least 30 minutes.
  6. With your hands, roll the dough into small cylindrical strips and cut to the desired size.
  7. Cook in salted boiling water until the gnocchi is floating, around 2 - 3 minutes.

 

Porcini Cream

  1. Blitz the dried porcini mushrooms into small coarse pieces.
  2. Place into a pot and lightly cover the mushrooms with water.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the cream.
  4. Continue to simmer and reduce by about ¼.

 

To Serve

  1. Fry off some button mushrooms in a pan with butter and olive oil.
  2. Add the gnocchi and toss through until golden brown.
  3. Add the porcini cream and heat through.
  4. Serve with some fresh rocket, parmesan and truffle oil.

 


Why it works;

The earthiness from the mushrooms combined with the hearty flavour of the creamy sauce requires a wine which can stand up to these big, bold flavours. This is a rich, indulgent dish, making Nepenthe Altitude Chardonnay's crisp acidity a welcome relief. This Adelaide Hills, cool climate Chardonnay has bags of freshness and vitality, with white peach and hints of sweet spice from French oak. This wine displays wonderful texture before citrus flavours appear steering the wine to a long finish.

A Nepenthe Chardonnay won't just pair well with this dishes' robust flavour, it will make it shine. Both the food and wine delights the mouth in different but compatible ways. Fantastic with food, but utterly gorgeous all on its own too.

 

Here this crisp, weighty Nepenthe Chardonnay is perfectly matched with the hearty flavours resulting in a combination that will delight your guests. Enjoy in its youth, slightly chilled.