Our Favorite Sanctuary Oysters and Wine Pairings
A Sanctuary Oysters and wine pairing can vary from person to person, based on the fact we all have vastly different palates and preferences, but there is magic in finding the perfect match to amplify an oyster’s taste. At Sanctuary Oysters, we found that dynamic, dry wines will create a balance of flavors for our Pacific oysters. To compliment a just-chucked half-shell Sanctuary Oyster, we recommend a crisp, light wine to bring out the earthy, natural flavor.
We chose a selection of exceptional white wines that will not overpower or compete with the salty flavors of our oysters. Typically wines with harsh tannins, such as bold dark red wines, don’t pair well with fresh oysters. However, a not too sweet, refreshing wine with a touch of acidity will leave a clean finish so that our oysters shine!
Here’s our favorite Sanctuary Oysters and wine pairings:
A refreshing and crisp Sauvignon Blanc and an oyster is one of the world’s greatest pairings! Known to be a signature pair, this delicious white wine will complement our West Coast oysters best. We recommend a 2017 Monte Xanic Sauvignon Blanc, an aromatic wine that comes from a winery in the Valle de Guadalupe of Mexico that has produced wines since the late 1980’s. Another delicious choice is a fruity Holy Snail Sauvignon Blanc!
Made exclusively from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, this classic French white wine grape pairs deliciously with our oysters and also pays homage to our French-inspired growing techniques. A Sancerre grape has acidity and citrus notes to cut the saltiness and give our oysters a smooth finish!
Similar to a Sauvignon Blanc, a Pinot Grigio will deliver a dry, acidic edge to enhance an oyster’s full flavor. A more neutral pairing, Pinot Grigio’s lemon or lime acidity will work with any oyster. Try one of our Pacific oysters with a Pinot Grigio from Northern Italy, like a 2017 Pighin. With great body and balance, the fruity and floral aroma will pair great with any oyster dish.
Champagne/Dry Sparking Wines
To produce a great pairing, a beverage should have the same intensity as the flavor of our oysters. We believe the texture of the bubbles and acidity of champagne or dry sparkling wines create one of the ultimate oyster pairings. A champagne or dry sparkling wine boosts an oysters smooth, velvety texture. This includes a glass of prosecco, too!
One of nature’s most magical delicacies, Sanctuary Oysters and wine are a quintessential pair. If you’d like to hear more about our suggested pairings and favorite Baja California wineries, email us at email@example.com.