This October we’re celebrating National Seafood Week (4 – 11 October) across our restaurants! We are championing the wide variety of fish and shellfish dishes available in our venues and have asked our go-to wine lady, Diana Rollan (Group Head of Beverage) to pick out a selection of wines to compliment them. Check out the below to whet your appetite.
Wine: Albariño, Lagar de Bouza
Albariño grape is the perfect pairing for seafood, this fragrant grape variety is grown in the North of Spain, giving notes of white stone fruit, peach, lemon and white flowers and showing a balanced weight with saline and flinty notes with great length that will complement the sweet and delicate flavours of this dish.
Wine: Gruner Veltliner ‘Von Terrassen’, Sepp Moser
Gruner Veltliner is dry white wine that comes mostly from Austria, this wine is full of character with flavours of lime, grapefruit, apricot and herbs on the palate is dry, mineral, fresh and vibrant with a textured finish, perfect to balance the delicate sweet flavours of the Dover sole.
Wine: Brouilly, Domaine du Vissoux, Chermette La Reserve
We are going red here, yes why not?! Gamay is grape famous for producing light and fruit driven red wines. This wines is full of fresh red fruit character, with notes of redcurrant and cherry, Light in body, vibrant , fresh and fruity in the palate. This will be a perfect wine to balance the sweetness and intensity of the lobster bisque and the acidity of the tomato sauce on this dish.
Wine: Condrieu, Les Terrasses du Palat, François Villard
100% Viognier here, this is a wine with character, aromatic full bodied and floral, with notes of acacia flowers, blossom, stone fruit and chamomile, the textured , creamy palate balance the meaty flavours of this superb and delicate fish.