Bouillabaisse is different from other fish soups with the special selection of Provençal herbs, spices, and ripe tomatoes.
Tomatoes are acidic, so a fresh, crispy, and dry white wine matches best.
Light and zesty white wines with a personality, such as Sauvignon Blanc, are perfect.
Daily exposure to the sea adds a Saltiness and Minerality to Cassis that makes it great with Fish.
Provençal Rosé complements Bouillabaisse nicely, holding the regional flavours together.
Piquepoul is splendid with both Tomatoes and Mediterranean seafood.
Albariño's delicious fresh acidity makes it excellent with any fish and seafood, and the same goes for Verdicchio.
White wine with fish is a golden rule and a match "by color".
It's an easy pairing and most white wines are created with that in mind.
If the dish is simple, pick a light white wine such Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Bianco or Pinot Grigio to avoid imbalance and overwhelming the delicate fish.
If the dish is rich, pick a rich white wine such Chardonnay.
Red wines are more tricky because tannins can react with the iron in fish and cause a metallic, fishy taste.
Red wines can often overpower the taste of a delicate fish.
The solution is to pick a light one with low tannins.
Avoid: Oaky Tannic Reds.
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