Bluefish & Wine Pairing

Best Wine with Bluefish

  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sangiovese
Fish Fillet

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White Wine and Bluefish Pairings

Bluefish is a full-flavoured, fatty and meaty fish, and often enjoyed like a steak, much like tuna or salmon is.  Because of it’s a fuller flavoured fish, a full bodied Chardonnay that is oaky and buttery will work well.  Burgundy, Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gewurztraminer all make excellent pairs as well.

Other whites to considered are well structured and rich white wines with good acidity, such as a Verdicchio, Grüner Veltliner, Viognier, Dry Rosé, Marsanne, Roussanne, Soave, or Chablis.

Red Wine and Blue Fish Pairings

Light reds, such as a Pinot Noir will work excellent as well due to the acidity, and the lush red fruit flavours which balance everything out.

Sangiovese does well too due to the high acidity and fruity flavours. Sangiovese does not have very much in the way of tannin, but it has just enough to cope with the meaty flavours of Bluefish.

What Not to Pair with Bluefish

If there is a spicy sauce accompanying the Bluefish, stay away from red wines altogether, or else the combination will taste metallic in your mouth. Instead stick with Grüner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer or Riesling.

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