Seafood & Sidewood Pairings
As the month’s turn from Winter to Spring, we couldn’t think of a better way to launch the 2016 vintage of the Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc than by sharing some of our favourite Sidewood Wine and Seafood Pairings to enhance your wine and seafood experiences.
If you aren’t sure where to start when it comes to pairing wine with seafood don’t forget to read our blog post, How to match seafood with wine to learn about the principles of seafood and wine pairing by clicking here.
2016 SIDEWOOD SAUVIGNON BLANC & OYSTERS
A mild flavoured wine, our Sauvignon Blanc matches best with mild flavoured and textured seafood. The tropical and citrus fruit flavours combined with the natural acidity of Sidewood’s Sauvignon Blanc balances and enhances the saltiness and umami notes of Natural Oysters.
The citrus driven acid profile of our Sauvignon Blanc makes oysters taste like they’ve been drizzle with lemon and lime and the added nuances of tropical fruit and a light clean palate that doesn’t overstay its welcome make them the perfect pair!
2015 SIDEWOOD ESTATE CHARDONNAY & SNAPPER
Chardonnay will work well with a wide variety of seafood, a bright acid profile can cut through strong fishy flavours and works especially well with something prepared with a creamy sauce.
Our 2015 Sidewood Estate Chardonnay is the quintessential wine to pair with Snapper. The fish is not too fishy and flourishes with simple butter based sauces to let both the wine and the fish shine.
777 PINOT NOIR & OYSTERS KILPATRICK
The 777 Pinot Noir has amazing savoury aromatics ranging from green tea and toast to earthy forest floor, all this while remaining light and vibrant on the palate so won’t overwhelm delicate seafood.
The classic Oysters Kilpatrick is an ideal match, the smokey bacon and Worcestershire matching the savoury notes with the zesty red fruits perfectly balance the sweet oyster.
The 777 Pinot Noir available exclusively to Sidewood Wine Club Members, Sidewood Cellar Door and 2KW Bar & Restaurant. Sign up to the Sidewood Wine Club today to get easy access to this exclusive wine with 15% off and free delivery.
SIDEWOOD APPLE CIDER & OYSTER SHOOTER
If you aren’t a wine drinker the Sidewood Apple Cider lends itself to seafood matching due to its low sugar and delicate genuine fruit flavours. Think what you would match with our Palomonio Pinot Grigio and simply substitute the cider!
A seafood salad with light vinaigrette, or why not try a Cider with an Oyster Shooter? Put a fresh oyster in a shot glass, top with cider then bottoms up!