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Mar 31, 2010 02:39 PM

Wine to go with salmon tartare

I'm looking for a good wine to match with salmon tartare, pickled cucumber salad and creme fraiche.

I'd been considering a nice brut Champagne, possibly Roederer Brut Premier, or an Alsatian Riesling?

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  1. I usually opt for a minerally Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire or a bone dry Riesling from Alsace. You want to avoid residual sugar and pronounced fruitiness.

    1. I'd opt for Rosé bubbly.

      Here are some previous threads:
      Pairing for Tuna Tartare?

      Which cheese with rosé Champagne?

      Vintage blanc de blanc- what to eat?

      Champagne tasting approaching what do the winos have to say about pairings...?

      But certainly some still wines would work as well.

      1. Both styles of wine you are considering will work. If it was me...bubbles!

        1. Thanks for the replies, the only reasonable rosé champagne I have had recently was from Forget Brimont but it was quite fruity, going against Carswell's advice,

          Perhaps a blanc de blancs?

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          1. re: Steve_K

            If you want to get granular... Blanc de Noirs or a blend. But Blanc de Blancs will do the job just fine. Depending on the intensity of the pickled flavor of your salad, whatever you pick will have a hard time fighting all that acid.

          2. Though not usually a fan of Pinot Gris/Grigio, the King Estates Reserve (important) comes immediately to my mind.

            Nothing against the bubbles, as that is my go-to, but wanted to offer an alternative.