Scallops and wine: a holiday treat
Often considered a luxury product, the scallop is often an end-of-year treat that is saved for special occasions. To accompany such a product, it is of course necessary to choose a wine that goes perfectly with it! But which one? We're here to answer that question, and it's a good thing we are.
The scallop in all its forms
The scallop has a unique taste, with a delicate, iodised flesh that delights our palates. It can be eaten in different forms:
- Raw in tartar or carpaccio with some herbs (e.g. chives), lemon and rapeseed oil.
- Fried on toast or with a side dish! Leek fondue is a sure bet! As a hot dish, a sauce maison, whether with shallots, cream, curry, saffron etc., will delight your guests every time!
Which wine to accompany your scallops?
As with oysters, the classic pairing is to choose a dry white wine with freshness and minerality. Especially if you are cooking your scallops in a sauce, you need to counterbalance this with a wine like a Muscadet, an Aligoté or a Chablis for example. If you are simply going to grill your scallops, prefer rounder wines such as a Riesling or a Pinot gris which will have a little less acidity.
Find here our selection ofnatural wines that will go perfectly with your grilledscallops or scallops in sauce by clicking on the image below.
A natural wine for your festive meal!
Would you like advice on which wine to choose for your different dishes? Let our selection of natural wines at Petites Caves be your guide ! Use our filters to select our wines by colour, by region or by food pairing. Our sommelier Tom and his team of wine selectors will help you make the right choice and above all make great discoveries: our wines are natural, sometimes without sulphites, in order to respect the aromas of the grapes as much as possible. All the winemakers we have selected work with passion to offer you wines that will seduce wine lovers!
For your Christmas and New Year's meals, discover also our special Boxes for the holidays ! Lovers of white, red, champagne or for a complete meal: starter/main course/dessert, you are sure to find a Box of natural wine corresponding to your desires! Click here!