10 Feb Greek wine and food pairing. Wines to match with fishes.
What would be the wines that could matches to every kind of fish? How easy is to do greek wine and food pairing?
Each fish corresponds to a number of possible combinations of wine.
Fishes, depending on their texture and their flavor can be divided into four major groups. As a general rule the white wine fits with most fishes but there are specific white wines that match specific fishes.
Fishes served as fillets, usually have a delicate flavor such as perch, cod, sea bass, flounder, tilapia, etc. They want vibrant and refreshing white wines that will balance their delicate flavor. Try these fishes with white wines coming from Greek grape varieties: Athiri, Aidani, Savvatiano, Roditis.
Fishes with medium texture, which are thicker and strictly as trout, redfish, sole, cod, sea bass, the grouper, Black cod, cod, catfish and red pandora match with a medium body wine with intense aroma matured in oak barrels. Try these fishes with white wines coming from Greek grape varieties: Moschofilero or Vidiano.
Fishes that have plenty of meat texture and “steak” style (such as salmon, shark, swordfish, tuna, monkfish) matched with white wines that have rich flavor, but also fit and selected red wines. Try these fishes with white wines coming from Greek grape varieties: Malaguzia or Robola. You can also try them with a soft red wine coming from Agiorgitiko red grapes.
Finally, the fish with intense aromas and taste salty (anchovies, sardines, herring, mackerel) or with ousters, mussels and other sea shell food, matching perfectly with intense aromatic wines. Try these fishes with white wines coming from Greek grape varieties: Asyrtiko or Robola or even a great Malaguzia.