Food Suggestions

The following dishes go well with Côtes du Roussillon Blanc Coume Marie, La Préceptorie 2017 (FC34981)

Avocado with Prawns

Avocado with Prawns

This retro classic calls for light dry wines such as Muscadet or sauvignon from the Loire or New Zealand or South Africa. Dry sauvignon-semillon blends would work well as would Italian pinot grigio.
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Prawns

Prawns

Prawns work well with just about any dry white. Asia-inspired sauces might call for more aromatic flavours and aromas. Don’t forget the versatility of sherry and rosé too, which would make good alternatives.


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Salmon Fillet with Lentils

Salmon Fillet with Lentils

When oven-roasted and served on a bed of wine-braised lentils, salmon turns into something of a comfort dish which calls for a red wine with enough acidity and fruit to cut through the flavours of the dish. Claret or pinot noir would be a good choice; in whites, opt for full-bodied whites such as those from the south of France or an elegant Alsace riesling, for example. Don't miss our recipe for Roast Salmon Fillet with Wine-Poached Lentils.
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Shellfish Risotto

Shellfish Risotto

This dish is a gift to wine and will show off even quite basic bottles in an excellent light. Mediterranean styles will obviously shine; go for dry, fruity rosés or round Italian whites. Muscadet, that classic seafood wine will work well, as would something like Picpoul de Pinet from the Languedoc. For those who want to try something a little different, explore some of the new-wave whites from Spain.
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Sushi

Sushi

There are (still expensive) Japanese whites that mirror the delicate, subtle flavours of Sushi and Sashimi but these are all too difficult to source. In-place of this try the audacious dry whites of Switzerland made from chasselas and jacquère. If you are feeling truly adventurous, try the entirely unique, oxidatively-styled Etoile Vin Jaune from the Jura; otherwise a dry Manzanilla or Fino sherry would also offer an interesting counterpoint to the flavours of a dry, salty sake. The crisp flavours of a sauvignon blanc, dry riesling or young, fresh picpoul de pinet would be perfect too.
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Swordfish

Swordfish

Opt for Mediterranean-style whites or rosés with zesty flavours from Italy, or even Greece. New World chardonnay would be lovely too.
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Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and Leek Pie

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Spanish Chicken Salad

Spanish Chicken Salad

Gordon Ramsay's recipe for Spanish Chicken Salad with Chorizo, Chickpeas & Olives is a great way of using up the leftovers from a roast chicken or turkey. It cries out for a full-bodied rosé, but crisp sherry and Mediterranean style whites would work well too.
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Raclette

Raclette

This Swiss and Savoyard speciality needs dry white with good acidity to cut through the fat.
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