As a complement to the Venetian mandorlato, a Venetian wine seems obligatory.
The typical coupling is with a sweet white wine, both still as well as sparkling.
A wine that complements mandorlato is usually served cold and “scaraffato” in a carafe.
The decanting or scaraffatura is a Venetian tradition due to the fact that the wine undergoes a little fermentation in the bottle and the yeast forms some deposits. Typical also is the expression in the Venetian dialect on the theme of cool wine: to drink un’ombra di vino (“shade”), to drink a “ touch of wine.”
Wine, in fact, was sold on carts in the Plaza of San Marco and the merchants would transfer them to the inside of the plaza in the shade of the bell tower to keep the merchandise cool.