The best wine matches for turbot
Turbot is a luxurious fish you might well be serving over the holiday period, most probably roast or seared. But what sort of wine should you pair with it?
Personally I prefer a white to a red - a serious white burgundy like the Sylvain Loichet Les Gréchons Ladoix 1er Cru 2013 we had on Christmas eve a couple of years ago or an equally lush full-bodied white. It’s often served with a deeply savoury sauce, sometimes with mushrooms that suits a white with some bottle age.
* oaked white Rioja - consistently undervalued, rich savoury fish dishes like this are where white rioja comes into its own.
* top quality Douro whites
* white Hermitage, white Châteauneuf-du-Pape or white Saint Joseph - depending on your budget (in other words a Roussanne or Marsanne or blend of the two). (Chateau Tahbilk in Victoria would also work.)
*white Roussillon wines based on Grenache Gris and/or Grenache Blanc - or white Minervois as in this post
*white burgundy or other serious chardonnay - particularly if you're serving your turbot with a buttery sauce such as beurre blanc. That includes aged Grand Cru Chablis
*aged dry white Bordeaux
*good quality Soave
*sake (I haven’t tried this I must confess but it strikes me it would work really well)
If you do want to drink red I’d suggest a mature red burgundy or other good quality pinot noir though there’s no reason why you shouldn’t drink a more robust red like a Bordeaux if the sauce includes red wine.
Image ©nioloxs at fotolia.com
If you found this post helpful and would like to support the website which is free to use please subscribe to my crowdfunder newsletter Eat This Drink That at fionabeckett.substack.com