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Flavor/Aroma Food Pairing

Pinot Gris/Grigio

Lemon, apple, pear, honey, spice, apricot, almond, minerals Depending on style: Salmon, quiche, Thai food, seafood bisque, sausage, poultry

Riesling

Citrus, rose, violet, honey, apple, pear, peach, apricot, minerals, lime, honeysuckle, petroleum Depending on style: green salad; sausage; wiener schnitzel; Chinese, Indian and Thai foods; sushi; light, smoked and shell fish; ham; chicken; turkey; pork; duck; foie gras; cheddar, hard and goat cheeses

Traminette

Apricot, honey, apples, tropical fruit Chinese, Thai and Indian food, Mexican dishes, turkey, pork, ham

Sauvignon Blanc

Grapefruit, green apple, lime, asparagus, bell pepper, grass, minerals, flint, catbox Hard, soft and goat cheeses, shellfish, cream soups, vegetable dishes, roasted red peppers, green salads, veal, chicken with herbs, turkey

Roussanne

Apricot, green apple, peach, herbs, flowers, herbal tea, almonds Green salad, grilled steak, chicken, lamb, seafood, rich cheeses, mushrooms

Albarino

Apricots, peaches, apples, citrus, almonds Seafood, chicken, veal, pork

Vignoles

Pineapple, tropical fruit Chinese, Indian and Thai foods

Chenin Blanc

Peach, apple, apricot, honeydew, nuts, flower, honey, spice, minerals Shellfish, Chinese and Thai foods, mozzarella, brie and smoked cheeses

Pinot Blanc

Apples, honey, almonds, stone fruits Poultry, seafood, pork

Chardonnay

Apple, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, lemon, lime, grapefruit, peach, melon, apricot, pineapple, banana, minerals, flint; toasted bread, vanilla and butter from oak aging and malolactic fermentation Depending on style: light fish, salads, pasta dishes, chicken, salmon, tuna, shellfish, cream soups, pork, chicken, pasta with butter or cream sauces

Marsanne

Almond, caramel, pear, peach, plum, pineapple, honeysuckle, mango, minerals, perfumed fragrance Fresh fish, shellfish, chicken, cured meats

Semillon

Fairly neutral flavors, hints of figs, lemons, apricot, pear, mango, peach, honey, saffron, grass, bell pepper Roasted red peppers, seafood

Viognier

Apricots, peaches, mangos, orange blossoms, violets, jasmine Spicy dishes such as Chinese, Indian and Thai foods, lobster, crab, scallops, salmon

Gewurztraminer

Lychee, peach, mango, passion fruit, rose petal, gardenia, honeysuckle, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, petroleum Fresh fruit, cheeses, Chinese, Thai and Indian food, turkey, cheddar cheese