The wine to drink with the salmon must be light, dry and not have smoky aromas if the salmon is smoked.
This fish is on all the tables this winter, but with which wine to match the salmon? Salmon is a fatty fish, you should remember this when choosing the bottle to accompany your dish: do not serve it with a too fatty wine. However, it has subtle and fine aromas, which should not disappear under those of a too powerful wine. Be careful, smoked salmon does not necessarily go better with a smoked wine, which will be too fragrant and will mask the tastes of the salmon.
A Sèvre-et-Maine muscadet, which is distinguished by its roundness and freshness, would be ideal if you associate your salmon with oysters. If your dish is closer to salmon crunchy, a Picpoul de Pinet is the right choice, a Pouilly-Fumé will always be a good example of a wine and salmon combination. Pinot d'Alsace will be the perfect touch of lightness and freshness on a salmon dish.
If you play with flavours and combine this fish with other fatty meats such as foie gras, a red wine will perfectly match the salmon. It should not be too tannic but rather light, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape is perfectly suited. Finally, a salmon with herbs can be served with a pinot noir, which has dense aromas, such as those of Menetou-Salon. Indeed it remains light in the mouth and will perfectly accompany salmon.
Fish is accompanied by wine, that's a fact, and salmon is one of the stars on the plate, a favourite of the French! It is eaten in many ways, and everyone has their favourite little one, smoked or not, in papillotes... We saliva in advance! This is not new, we have even found traces of salmon caught in prehistoric times... Impossible to know what Neanderthal man had chosen as his wine to accompany it on the other hand...