Best Wines with Seafood
Wine lovers from coast to coast voted for these three Canadian wines to pair with seafood. From the 56 wines nominated, these three wines became finalists, and then, triumphed as top 3 wines. Try one with these seafood recipes!
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Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's premiere grape goes perfectly with what we are best known for here: seafood! Crisp citric acidity, tropical fruit, subtle butter & vanilla notes from barrel aging, this L'acadie Blanc was born to be with large Digby scallops, fresh from the Atlantic, pan-fired in butter, set atop a vanilla saffron risotto.
Prince Edward County, Ontario
This wine is fresh on the palate and medium-bodied, with creamy notes and a great finish. Although the chardonnay is unoaked, it's also made with 10% pinot meunier that was oaked. The result is the traditional buttery flavor of chardonnay without the overpowering oak to pair incredibly well with lobster in melted butter.
Okanagan, British Columbia
I chose Recline Ridge's Shuswap Serenade because of a lovely fruity overtone that makes it the perfect counterpoint for seafood. This wine is wonderful with grilled B.C. salmon and a side of pear salsa. Throw in an outdoor setting on a soft summer evening and you have heavenly perfection.