Good Wine for Good Friday
Some will not eat red meat on Good Friday so The Wine Boys wanted to give you some of our favourite wines that we pair with fish. As we all know, there are many types of fish so, we broke it down into two categories: Meaty and Light. So here’s our Good Wine for Good Friday Choices.
For meaty fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, swordfish or mahi-mahi we picked the following whites:
2015 Chardonnay ($14.95)
This unoaked chardonnay has great aromatics witha light grapefruit finish. Unoaked, cool climate Chardonnays are great for steamed or grilled fish bringing a great balance to meal. Also try this with a chicken or vegetable terrine or risotto.
2015 Viognier ($22.95)
This white is a little fuller bodied, giving you notes of peaches, nectarines and pears. Due to the fruit forward of this wine we would stay away from creamy or buttery dishes and stick with grilled or pan seared. This would go lovely with a Tuna Ceviche as an appetizer or side dish.
2015 Pinot Grigio ($14.15)
Fresh crisp, light-bodied yet loaded with aromas of pear, apple and honey. A great Pinot for hors d’oeuvres like Seafood Tostada Bites or enjoying with traditional fish and chips.
For a lighter to medium style of fish such as Perch, Sole, Tilapia, Haddock or Cod and Arctic Char. These are lighter and flakey, so you want to go with a light, clean and fresh wine that is not too full-bodied; these are the wines we suggest:
2016 “Rose Coloured Glasses” Rose ($19.95)
They call it “summer in a glass” a delicious combination of Gamay and Pinot Noir. The fruity finish will blend perfectly with seafood recipes or a seared trout with fine herbs.
2013 Sauvignon Blanc For the Host ($15.95)
This wine is dry and fruit forward for a Sauvignon Blanc and has the grassy notes commonly found in this varietal. A nice grilled sole with asparagus and zucchini would pair well. Try it with some Oysters for an appetizer.
Black Sheep Riesling 2016. ($16.95)
A crisp and refreshing easy drinking wine paired with an Arctic Char and vegetables with light lemon zest cream sauce. Rieslings go with everything – well not everything.
If you are still thinking of serving a red white, we would suggest going with a unoaked Pinot Noir or Gamay Noir. Pairing a full-bodied red wine will be too heavy on your palate for you to enjoy your fish. So think lighter reds… and perhaps think of fattier and more flavourful fish like Salmon.
2015 Gamay ($20.15)
This light bodied red has low tannins and a good acidity.
2012 Pinot Noir Growers Blend ($27.15)
This wine features dry notes of red berry fruits and light soft tannins.
We hope you enjoyed our pick of Good Wine for Good Friday. Whatever wine you choose, we hope it is enjoyed with good friends and family.
Til next time, have a great day, and great wine.