Planning to prepare a romantic grilled salmon steak dinner for that special someone this weekend? Make it all perfect by selecting the right wine. Here our master sommelier, Frank Kämmer, recommends his favourite companion.
Salmon has higher fat content and a slightly stronger flavour compared with other types of fish. Wine with an appropriate body, an expressive fruit, and a lively acidity game will complement the fine roasted notes of grilled salmon.
The appropriate body will counteract the powerful salmon aroma with a correspondingly powerful fullness. The expressive fruit makes a great addition to the taste of the grill, while the acidity of the wine “cuts” through the fat of the fish and thus makes the dish not only more elegant but also wholesome.
Frank Kämmer recommendation? Go for a dry Riesling from Germany.
Dry Riesling With Grilled Salmon Steak
Pair your grilled salmon with the 2015 Erbacher Schlossberg Riesling dry GG from the Rheingau of Weingut Schloss Reinhartshausen.
His first choice would be the dry top Riesling from the class of “Great Growths” or “GG”. These are among the best white wines in Germany and also enjoy great international appreciation. Under the designation “Great Growths”, one will experience a particularly dense, characterful Riesling from famous vineyard situations. With its remarkable concentration and firm personality, you can say cheers to the perfect evening!
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