Baccalà fritto, quale vino abbinare quando arriva Natale

Fried cod, which wine to pair when Christmas arrives

Fish-based dishes are a must on Christmas Eve and fried cod reigns supreme. In fact, it is served both as an appetizer and as a second course.

The recipe calls for the cod to be desalted, leaving it to soak in water for at least 24 hours and changing the water often. Once dried with absorbent paper, it is dipped in batter, an emulsion of water and flour, and then dipped in very hot frying oil for a few minutes until it turns golden brown.

The result is a super greedy bite, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, savory but not too much and slightly oily. So what wine to pair with this goodness?

Fried cod, which wine to choose

Fried cod is a dish with little structure, so the wine will have to go hand in hand. The best choice in this case therefore falls on a white or rosé wine, not too full-bodied and important so as not to overwhelm the dish.

For example, you can combine fried cod with Ribolla Gialla , a white with notes of herbs and apples and a pleasant minerality and good acidity that leaves the mouth clean.

Other valid hypotheses could be with Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi , Vermentino di Toscana or Falanghina . Another sure-fire combination is with Chardonnay , at the base of the greatest Champagnes and the best sparkling wines in the world, it is an extremely versatile wine .

And if you want to dare... then all you have to do is opt for rosés .

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