In Loire the fish is called Sandre. The fish taste heavenly, if prepared simply and paired with a good wine.
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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