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Baked Salmon

Baked Salmon

Pairing Suggestions

White Wines

Meursault (France)
Montrachet (France)
Viognier (France)
White Rioja (Spain)

Red Wines

Pinot Noir (World)
Beaujolais (France)
Valpolicella (Italy)

Bubbles + Rosé

Champagne (France)
Metodo Classico (Italy)
Sparkling Wines (World)
Rosé Wines (World)


When baked, salmon forms a caramelized crust, that results in richer, sweeter and smocky flavours.

My favourite match is a fruity Rosé: it pleases many, not too alcoholic and a "match by color".

Oven-baked salmon and Pinot Noir is a perfect pair, if you choose the right wine. Pinot Noir picks up the richness of the Salmon, and the taste of caramelized skin.

About Salmon

Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, therefore suggested in healthy diets, 1-2 times per week.

Farmed salmon is fed with processed fish feed, whereas wild salmon eats various invertebrates. This results in different flavor, fat content and color.

Wild Salmon is more expansive, the color is more orange than pink, and the meat is more savoury.

The wine choice depends on the Preparation Method and Sauce.

Bubbles are always a pleasure.

Salmon + Wine
Best Match: Sauce

If the Sauce is:The best Wine match is:
Herbs + CitrusSauvignon Blanc
Sweet + Sour
Pinot Gris
Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc
Chablis, Albarino
White Burgundy
Dry Rosé
Beurre Blanc
White Burgundy
Dry Rosé
BBQ Cajun-Creole
Zinfandel, Côtes du Rhône
Teriyaki SauceNew World Pinot Noir
Fino Sherry, Sake
Yakitori SauceNew World Pinot Noir
Fino Sherry, Sake

Salmon + Wine
Best Match: Preparation Method

If the Salmon is:The best Wine match is:
Pan Seared
White: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Red: Chilled Pinot Noir
SmokedChampagne Blanc de Blanc, Riesling
Manzanilla Sherry
SushiSancerre, Gruner Veltliner
Fish CakesPinot Blanc
Sauvignon + Semillon Blend

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Food and Wine Pairing

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