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Salmon is a delicacy that can be enjoyed in many ways: cooked, smoked or raw, in the form of gratin or sushi, there is a dish for every taste. Thus, this exquisite, versatile and flavorful fish deserves to be paired with the most suitable and delicious wine. In this article, we give you all our tips and recommendations to enjoy your salmon in the best way.
When selecting a bottle of wine to match a dish, it is essential that the wine and the food are paired in a harmonious way. The balance between the dish and the drink must be respected, so that the taste of the wine is not overshadowed by the bold taste of the salmon, and vice versa.
Salmon is not an ordinary fish. We usually tend to associate this dish with a white wine, but salmon has its own particularity: its versatility allows it to be paired with a white wine, as with a rosé or even a light and bodied Pinot Noir wine bottle.
To enjoy your salmon, don't hesitate to pair it with different great wines, the field of possibilities being very wide. You can choose a wine that will have a similar taste to your salmon : in this case, this would be a congruent pairing. Or you can dare to play with contrasts by accompanying your dish with a more characterful and explosive wine : we will call this a complementary pairing.
Get into a taste experience and make your palate travel through the different flavors that wines can bring to your salmon.
On top of that, you can also play with the way your salmon is prepared to vary the pleasure: with sauce, in a ceviche, as sashimi or tartare, cold poached, smoked or grilled style…You have a wide range of possibilities to cook your salmon and then match your favorite preparation with the perfect bottle of wine.
If you want to go for a safe bet, the Barton & Guestier Bordeaux Blanc is most likely the wine you should drink with salmon. Composed of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon, this wine has an intense tropical fruit aroma (mango, passion fruit, pineapple) with hints of vanilla. Thus, Barton & Guestier Bordeaux White is perfect to give your salmon an exotic and exciting touch.
Barton & Guestier Chablis will seduce you with its brilliant golden yellow color. A perfect wine for your salmon, that will bring touches of pear and apricot, highlighted by delicate mineral notes. Barton & Guestier Chablis is a guarantee of refreshment, flavor and delight for your papillae. Nothing beats it when served with salmon.
To savor your salmon, you can also choose the Barton & Guestier Mâcon-Villages. Produced from vines grown in Granitic soil with chalky underlying rocks, this wine has a bright yellow color that will cheer up your salmon dishes. Its elegant acacia floral notes will be a pleasure for your gourmet palate and will perfectly match the taste of your salmon.
Barton & Guestier Pouilly-Fuissé, through its aromas of jasmine and peach, will bring a unique gustatory richness to your salmon. By leaving a delicate and floral imprint on your palate, this bottle of wine will not disappoint you. It will harmonize with your dish, giving it both character and sweetness.
Chardonnay is a must-have for your fish tastings, and it definitely doesn't fail with salmon. Appreciated around the world, Barton & Guestier Reserve Chardonnay is strong, fresh, elegant and creamy. Its fruity flavors of peach and quince with vanilla are ideal to pair with your salmon. On top of that, its woody aftertaste will surprise and please your senses with style.
Want to add a sparkling touch to your dish and spice it? Don't worry, Barton & Guestier Premium Sparkling Chardonnay will brighten your day. Intense and fragrant, with aromas of peach and apricot and a hint of citrus, its bubbles will match your salmon wonderfully. This tasty sparkling wine will bring a festive atmosphere to your salmon degustation.
Thomas Barton Graves White's pale, elegant color is incredibly tasty on the palate. Its rich fruit (pear, quince, pineapple, passion fruit) and floral aromas, combined with your salmon, will bring an explosion of flavors to your dish.
Nothing beats the combination of a juicy piece of meat with an exquisite glass of wine for sheer decadence. Any sommelier discussing the best wine with steak will agree that a tannic red wine with decent acidities, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux, can perfectly smoothen the salty and fatty...
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