What to drink with grilled sardines?

Summer is undoubtedly the season for grilled sardines. They wriggle merrily in the cool currents to find themselves sacrificed for dinner, but what a feast! This convivial dish, eaten exclusively outside (smell obliges), has that reassuring something that makes it attractive. A dish with a strong character, which is not easy to agree. So, which wines with grilled sardines?
It doesn't matter the color, it's enough that the wine is up to the task!

What white wine with sardines? The white wine of Domaine du Salut

Direction the vineyards of Bordeaux and its famous terroir of Graves.

A blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a delicate nose of exotic fruits (mango, pineapple, lychee) and small white flowers (acacia flower). On the palate it is copious, revived by its liveliness and its lemony finish.

A rosé with sardines? Choose the rosé of Mas Cristine

Greek-style grilled sardines © Saveurs Magazine N° 169

A dominant of Grenache Noir for this wine with a seductive nose, which exalts peony, Roussillon apricot and mentholated notes. On the palate, we find the sun of Argelès-sur-Mer, a beautiful amplitude, invigorated by a hint of bitterness.

The ideal red wine to accompany grilled sardines: the Grololo cuvée from Domaine Pithon-Paillé.

A Grololo made from Grolleau (or Groslot), a variety endemic to the Loire Valley. A cheerful wine, which reveals aromas of red fruits (cherry, strawberry), juicy and light in the mouth.

In short, whites and rosés structured enough to support the flesh and the powerful taste of sardines. Red wines that are easy to drink, with supple tannins, which are not going to impose themselves. Whatever the colour, the common point of all these wines is their freshness.

Roasted sardines that easily found their feet. As what, it is necessary to disregard preconceived ideas!

The WINEista

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