As ardent fans of both Star Wars and wine, we at Noble Wine have always been worried about the question – what kind of wine could our favorite heroes drink? After all, they must sometimes take a break from exhausting lightsaber battles, flights in spaceships, and from the use of “force”, a very exhausting thing. Having not received an answer in, once again, revised six episodes, we risked ourselves to choose wine for each of the main characters, which, in our opinion, they drink in between events of a galactic scale.
It is up to you to judge what came of this. We propose (for a deeper immersion) to include the Imperial March or a solemn theme from the throne room and decide for yourself which side of the “power” you will join …
Rebels and Jedi
The little green Jedi taught us that size and normal strength do not matter as long as there is an inner strength in a person (or an alien). The most famous and powerful of the Jedi, Master Yoda is a model of calmness, judgment and wisdom, accumulated over more than 900 years of his life … Muga Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja DOCa 2005 cannot boast of such long aging, but it makes up for it with a mature flavor bouquet and a calm, solid structure. Match Master Yoda.
Han Solo is an uncompromising and eccentric smuggler who roams the galaxy on the Millennium Falcon in the company of a huge Chewbacca Wookiee – what’s not to love here? Khan is remembered for his hot temper, occasionally selfishness, but above all courage and willingness to do anything for the sake of friends. Choosing a wine for such a person was a difficult task, but we thought that Michele Satta Bolgheri Rosso DOCG 2012 would be perfect for its bright, sometimes harsh and uncompromising taste – all due to the high level of tannins and acidity.
In the first trilogy, we grew up together with the protagonist, Luke Skywalker, watching him transform from a simple boy from the Tatooine farm to a Jedi and one of the rebel leaders. Young, a little arrogant, but completely true to his principles, he still remains a simple and down-to-earth guy from the farm … Hence the choice of wine – Castello Romitorio Brunello Di Montalcino 2011. This Tuscan classic is great to drink young and would be perfect for evenings in a relaxed atmosphere that Luke could appreciate.
Warlike rebel leader Princess Leia Organa is the only woman on our list. Having adopted the strong character of her father (who does not remember, her father is Darth Vader himself), Leia manages to remain feminine and graceful, initially trying to solve problems through diplomatic means, but at the same time not hesitating to take up arms .. In this she is close to the white Burgundy Domaine Remi Jobard Mersault 2013. This sophisticated and multifaceted wine has a latent power and a strong flavor structure, which it does not use to show at the opportunity.
Empire and Sith
Love or hate Darth Vader, the fact remains that he is the most famous and beloved villain in the history of cinema. From his voice, hoarse breathing and stylish villainous costume to his own march, Lord Vader has become one of the hallmarks of the film .. Powerful and acting with brute force, crushing everything in his path, Vader surely prefers wines with a similar character. That is why we believe that in the evening, in his cabin on the Death Star, he liked to drink a glass of Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste 2007, Paulliac Grand Cru Classe … Like many great Bordeaux wines, this blend first hits on the spot with its powerful tannins and a harsh texture, but over time acquires a soft and velvety character .. But Lord Vader also softened and came to repentance, didn’t he?
The man responsible for the fall of the Republic and the destruction of the Jedi Order, the Chancellor and then Emperor Palpatine was renowned for his ability to weave complex intrigues and get what he wants, regardless of obstacles. Secretive, sinister, yet elegant in its villainy, Darth Sidious would surely appreciate Domaine Alain Burguet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Favorites 2011 with its multifaceted palette of taste full of small nuances. After all, this wine is a representative of the beloved region of another famous emperor, already from our universe – it was the Gevrey-Chambertin wine that Napoleon Bonaparte loved.
Perhaps Bobba Fet is not the central character of the films, but this executive mercenary in the service of the empire fell in love with fans for his stylish suit and a large number of gadgets, be it a jetpack or a blaster. As a responsible and direct person, Bobba would fit the traditional Barolo Cavalotto Bricco Boschis Barolo DOCG 2008. Structured and elegant, with earthy notes and austere taste, it would be perfect for a soldier of fortune like Bobba Fet.
Yeah yeah … We know Episode One is a kid’s tale and “not real” Star Wars, but this film gave us another unforgettable Sith villain. Darth Maul, with his black and red skin, horns and, of course, a double-sided lightsaber was remembered by absolutely everyone. An arrogant fanatic, executive and ruthless, passionate about the idea of the Empire, he exudes expressiveness. Therefore, he also needs expressive wine. Bodegas Hermanos Sastre Pago de Santa Cruz 2011 from sunny Spain is born under the rays of the incinerating sun, from which it borrows its power, rigidity, but at the same time a certain brightness of taste.
We do not know whether the inhabitants of a distant galaxy would like the wine we picked from Earth, but we can say for sure that we like it. It remains only to decide on which side of the force, in your opinion, the taste for wine is better developed: light or dark, “May the force be with you” or is it “May the force serve you well”?