French onion soup in a bowl with cheese bread
The Best Type Of Wine To Use In Traditional French Onion Soup
When it comes to selecting a red wine for French onion soup, not all varieties are created equal. Opt for the dry, medium-bodied French reds that come from Burgandy.
These wines bring a depth of flavor and complexity that harmonizes beautifully with the savory sweetness of the caramelized onions, enhancing rather than overpowering the dish.
Red wines with spice notes, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir, are good options. These add a subtle kick of pepper and earthiness that go well with the soup's rich flavors.
These dry varieties work so well because the subtle sweetness of the onions finds its match in the fruit-forward notes of the wine, while the spice adds depth and complexity.