Jean Pascal’s Wine Corner: Grilled Fish, Vegetables, and Fingerling Potatoes

My good friend Jean Pascal is a Sommelier/Consultant who runs a successful business in the south of France specializing in the wines of Provence and the Cote D’Azur.  He has forgotten more about Claret, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet than I will ever learn in my lifetime, but has graciously agreed to let me take full advantage of his expertise here at Le Stuff.

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Today’s question comes from Noel:
Any suggestions for a meal of grilled white fish (Halibut) with lightly sauteed vegetables and roasted fingerling potatoes? A light dry Rose perhaps? Thanks again for your help.
Hi Noel,

 For your grilled Halibut with lightly sauteed vegetables and roasted fingerling potatoes, your choice of a light dry rosé is not bad at all. The important things to watch for are

the cooking method you choose and if you want a sauce or not. Those two elements affect the principal taste of your dish and appeal to a certain category of wine. Your fish is roasted and without any creamy sauce I guess, so you can choose a dry rosé wine but not too light, even the strong aromas from the grilled fish will mask the too light wine. Why not a rosé from Provence but not from the coast (a bit too light), more from the land, like a Coteaux d’Aix en Provence for exemple or from the Lubéron…

I hope you’ll find them in your wine shop down your street ;-)

Bon appétit et à la vôtre !

Jean-Pascal

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