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Wine Pairing
Grilled Salmon

Grilled Salmon

Pairing Suggestions

Pinot Noir (World)
Beaujolais (France)
Garnacha (Spain)

White Alternatives

Chardonnay (World)
Pinot Gris (France)
Sémillon (France)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)

Rosé and Bubbles

Dry Rosé (World)
Champagne (France)
Metodo Classico (Italy)
Cava (Spain)


Grilled Salmon and Pinot Noir is a classic pairing.

The light-bodied and earthy Pinot Noir picks up the richness of the Salmon, and the sweet, smocky taste of caramelized skin.

Look for fruit, smoke and earth.

If you go for a white wine, it should not be too oaked. Oak can overpower a delicate grilled Salmon.

But again, it all depends on the marinade, sauce and spices you use.

Sparkling and Rosé Wines are a super match: they please everybody!

Try a Saignée method Rosé, it's a bolder style Rosé, darker and more savory.

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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