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If you’re cooking up some salmon for dinner, you may well be wondering which wine would work best with the dish. When it comes to wine and salmon there are no set rules, and people may have their own personal preferences, there are some fantastic pairing options that you should consider trying. In this article, we list 8 fabulous wines that pair wonderfully with Salmon.
Pinot Noir wine and salmon are a classic combination. Pinot Noir is a light-bodied and aromatic wine that matches well with the bold flavours of salmon. For Wild Pacific salmon or Copper River salmon, you should consider a Rosé of Pinot Noir, as the slightly lighter flavours really complement the fish.
A medium-bodied red wine, Grenache brings earthy and smokey flavours that work wonderfully with the flavours of salmon. The medium acidity of the wine cuts through the fattiness of the fish, delivering good balance to your meal.
Beaujolais is a light-bodied wine with high acidity and delivers fruity and earthy flavours. However, due to its low tannins, the wine does not overpower the salmon and instead, the flavours compliment the taste of the fish. This wine is perfect for oven-baked salmon.
Chardonnay is a popular choice when it comes to fish and seafood. Therefore it’s no surprise that it’s a perfect match for Salmon. The creamy flavours delivered by the chardonnay perfectly compliment salmon that’s served with a butter-based sauce.
For those of you who enjoy raw salmon, or spiced fish, Torrontés is a superstar wine that you should definitely try. The medium acidity and fruity flavours compliment the fish perfectly and balance any spices, making it a fantastic wine and salmon pairing.
Cooking salmon with a dill butter sauce? Then you must try pairing the dish with a Sauvignon Blanc. A crisp and herbal wine, it really is a match made in heaven. We would highly recommend a Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region in New Zealand.
For grilled salmon and salmon salads, we recommend choosing a dry Rosé. Dry Rosé and Salmon are perfect for those wonderful sunny days in summer. To deepen the flavour of your salmon, consider choosing a rosé that is made using the saignée method.
When pairing Champagne with Salmon, you should select a Champagne that is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Pinot Meunier. These champagnes have a bold sparkling flavour that cuts through the fattiness of the fish without overpowering the flavour.
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