Mâcon-Villages and Fish Filet with Dugléré Sauce
Mâcon-Villages from Burgundy is a great wine to pair with Stephane’s Fish Filet with Dugléré Sauce. Let’s learn more about this wine, how it tastes and why it is a good pairing.
SUGGESTED WINE: Mâcon-Villages
LOCATION: This AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) is situated in the southern part of Burgundy and is bordered on one side by the river Saône and the Grosne on the other. South of the Côte Chalonnaise and north of Beaujolais.
FLAVOR PROFILE: The Mâconnais white wines are white or gold yellow with silver or green highlights. On the nose, they can suggest white flowers and citrus fruits. The impression on the palate varies according to each village and each terroir of origin. These wines are fresh, dry and well-fruited. The warmer climate of the Mâcon-Villages hillsides gives the wines softness not found further north. There is typically no oak influence and these wines are always nicely balanced, with a refreshing texture and finish.
SUGGESTED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 52° – 54° F (11° – 12° C)
WHY: If we follow my two-step system and we ask ourselves, what is the main component of our dish? I would say that in this case it is definitely the Dugléré sauce. This is the star of our dish. The second question is how. In this case I would choose the complementing flavors rule and go for a white wine that will go well with the one used in the recipe. This specific white wine is refreshing but has a body that will stand well with the rich sauce.