month the wine guy pairs wine and salmon; In the Alsace region
of Northern France and Southern Germany, salmon is traditionally
paired with the noble Riesling Grape. I know sometimes the
fun of food and wine pairing is trying different flavors and
textures with different foods from all over the world but
lets be honest Riesling and salmon is a killer combo!
The natural acidity of the Riesling grape works very well
with the high fat content of salmon. The unique part of Riesling
is its natural residual sugar content, which not only makes
for a great and interesting wine but its sweetness highlights
the flavor of the fish.
The German versions of these wines tends to be a bit more
mineraly. Alsace is known for a dryer style but as always
individual producers dictate the final product. Some of my
favorite producers are; Joh. Jos.Prm, Balthasar Ress, Dnnhoff,
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Domaine Schlumberger. But as long
as I own a couple of bottles I think I can recommend this
stellar version ; Trimbach "Clos Ste Hune".