Sauvignon Blanc with vegan Lemon, Pea and Mint Risotto

Feely Sincerite Sauvignon Blanc or Luminosite with Lemon, Pea and Mint Risotto

This risotto is a firm favourite for casual vegan-friendly suppers with friends at Chateau Feely organic vineyard in risottoSaussignac, an hour east of Bordeaux in France. Sean doesn’t like cheesy risottos so this is ideal for him: fabulously creamy despite no dairy. Rich in flavour but light. It provides a great option for dairy intolerant vegetarians and for vegans but it is delicious no matter what your dietary preference. Our daughters, Sophia and Ellie, love it too. They are the ultimate gourmets thanks to the three course french lunch in school everyday (at four they could already tell the difference between brie and camembert). This recipe is perfect matched with Chateau Feely’s own organically grown sauvignon blanc (Sincerite) or sauvignon blanc/semillon blend (Luminosite).

25 mins with everything to hand. Suitable for vegans. We recommend as with all our recipes that all your ingredients are organic. (See 10 reasons to celebrate organic farming and why organic)


1 onion, 1 clove of garlic, olive oil, 2 cups of risotto rice, half cup of sauv blanc, 4 cups vegetable stock, 2 cups frozen peas (pour a little boiling water over to defrost then drain before adding) 1 tablespoon of lemon juice grated rind of an organic lemon or lime finely chopped mint

Pan fry the onion and garlic in olive oil on low turning a few times until cooked add the risotto rice and keep cooking until translucent. Add the half cup of wine. Cook down, then gradually add your stock, cooking and stirring all the time. At the end add the peas, two tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of rind. Serve and sprinkle with finely chopped mint.

Why does this work with the sauvignon blanc? The acidity and citrus fruit of the sauv blanc are perfect with this dish. This will also work with the semillon sauvignon blend.  Order a case including shipping in the EU.

See our top ten vegan pairings. Come and learn more about organic farming with a visit to Chateau Feely in South West France ; stay with us or do a multi day course or multi day tour. You can read about the story of our organic farm the series includes three books Grape ExpectationsSaving our Skins and Glass Half Full by Caro Feely. Join our mailing list to receive our seasonal newsletter, events, wine pairing, recipes and more info on this topic at the bottom right of this page.

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