The best wines to pair with fried fish

pubblicato 29-08-2023

The best wines to pair with fried fish

Fried food and wine are always a tricky combination. However, it is perfectly possible to find a good match. Following our suggestions, you can discover some very interesting recipes that will absolutely enrich your fish meal. Fried fish is very tasty and it shouldn’t absolutely stop you from drinking a good glass of wine! 

Italy has a great tradition in frying, with regional recipes that have become true icons. In seaside restaurants, fried paranza is a classic, with fish that changes from the Tyrrhenian to the Adriatic and according to the season. For this reason, it is very important to know which pairings will exalt your dinner, because it’s also very easy to get it wrong. 

What are the right wines to accompany fried food? Undoubtedly the bubbles, which with their perlage and freshness seem to have been made to dialogue with the greasiness of the preparations. Sparkling wines, perhaps refermented in the bottle, and some young whites and reds are also just as good. For light fried dishes with a basically sweet taste, such as vegetarian dishes or Japanese tempura, the right wine is usually a soft Prosecco.

Our wonderful vineyards produce quality products which fear no pairing: even for fried fish, we have the perfect bottle for you. We would like to introduce you to our majestic Farnito Chardonnay IGT: Produced from only the finest grapes of our Montepulciano Estate vineyards at 300 meters above sea level, our Farnito Chardonnay is a white wine of great structure and elegance, and is fermented in small oak barrels through the work of selected yeasts. Visual Test will present a golden, bright yellow color. This Chardonnay Farnito has a consistent and full-body aroma with hints of ripe yellow fruit, tropical notes, and acacia flowers that blend with the tertiary hints of maturation in wood such as vanilla, honey, and hazelnut. These are all aromas which can be recognized on a retro-olfactory level - hints that meet in a harmonious and balanced combination. 

An elegant wine like Farnito Chardonnay boasts a healthy balance between acidity and flavor which can be appreciated on the palate with each sip. The consistent and full nature of this Chardonnay is expressed in all its character in your glass, and its persistence and finesse is ever-present. The Farnito Chardonnay is the perfect wine for any occasion. It can accompany you through fresh fish appetizers all the way through your whole meal. This wine pairs well with swordfish or sea bass or with well-seasoned white meats. It is also the perfect "meditation wine" that can be had on its own, uncharacteristic of most white wines. Just one sip is enough to understand how satisfying this wine can be, even in the absence of a dish to accompany it.

This wine, just as we mentioned before, can be perfect for an otherwise very difficult pairing with fried fish. In conclusion, wines for fried fish must reveal a pleasant aroma, capable of enhancing the delicate marine nuances of the fish, breaded and fried, and, above all, a juicy mix of acidity and sapidity: necessary qualities to make frying lighter, fresher and tasty. Luckily, you can indulge in one of Carpineto’s finest products whilst tasting some amazing fried fish, thanks to our Farnito Chardonnay IGT.