Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass

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Wine Pairing Help - Chilean Sea Bass

#1 Post by Corey N. » February 14th, 2020, 9:23 am

I'm cooking Linda's favorite fish tonight, Chilean sea bass. I'm likely going to cook it with a light picata sauce. I'm thinking a Rivers Marie Chard -- something with a bit of heft in the mouth -- but I'm open to other suggestions.

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#2 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 14th, 2020, 9:25 am

I like Meursault with sea bass, but R-M sounds good too.

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#3 Post by joeduncan » February 14th, 2020, 10:44 am

Medium-bodied chards are great. White Rioja like R. Lopez de Heredia also works great (had some Mero Sea Bass which is somewhat similar texture and flavor-wise last night with an '05 Tondonia Blanco, it was awesome!).

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#4 Post by Hank Victor » February 14th, 2020, 10:47 am

Rhone whites?
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#5 Post by Philip G » February 14th, 2020, 11:49 am

Can’t go wrong with RM, on the big side but with sone salinity and minerality. I’ve found crisp and minerally whites have gone well with Patagonian Toothfish (aka Chilean sea bass) or scallops, cut through the buttery flavors. A couple of my favorites have been Goodfellow Richard’s or Durant Chards and Seavey Chardonnay, which is a really wonderful wine with those two. A super crisp, mineral and saline Burg would do the trick too.

Have fun and let us know how it goes!

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#6 Post by RichardFlack » February 14th, 2020, 2:33 pm

Interesting. A fairly mild richer flavoured fish, but with lemons and capers. So the wine doesn't have to do all the heavy lifting to cut through the buttery flavours
Some other ideas:
Top Muscadet such as Ch Thebaud
Coquille Blanc Carol Shelton Paso Robles (Grenache, Rousanne, Viognier)
Pinot Grigio from ALto Adige (eg Punggl from Nals Margreid)
Mature 1er Cru Chablis

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#7 Post by Corey N. » February 14th, 2020, 3:15 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. It sounds like the RM is a decent choice and with the paucity of whites I have to choose from at home, it's probably the safest bet.
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#8 Post by LarryA » February 15th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Sorry that I saw this too late to help, but my wife and I had Chilean sea bass at Blue Point Grill in Princeton last night for our Valentine's Day celebration. It's BYOB and the only wine I had with me was a 2012 Billaud-Simon Montee de Tonnerre Chablis. Great match with the sea bass! The fish is quite oily (and lovely), and the highish acid plus fairly intense flavor of the Chablis went wonderully with it.

Really like Blue Point Grill. The Chablis went even better with the oysters from Wellfleet and Nova Scotia that we saw shucked in front of us.
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#9 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 15th, 2020, 7:25 pm

I made Chilean sea bass tonight and Pierre gimonnet special club millesime 2008 was a nice match.

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#10 Post by Corey N. » February 17th, 2020, 7:57 am

We ended up with the RM Chard and it worked reasonably well. I made the sauce on the lighter side, so that we could taste the naturally sweet flesh of the fish. I found the wine (15 SC) a bit oaky for my tastes, but Linda enjoyed. I think next time we will try Champagne.
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