Which wines go well with lobster?

It’s sometimes tricky to know which wines to pair with food, and fish and shellfish are no exception. White wines are the natural choice but it can depend on the sauce or accompaniments as to the best match.

To help you make the most of your freshly dressed lobster from the Ramus Lobster Festival, we’ve teamed up with John Moorhouse from North Yorkshire wine merchants, Bon Coeur Fine Wines, to tell us the perfect pairings for your Yorkshire lobsters. All of the wines are available in our Harrogate and Ilkley stores.

Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese

1. Ardeche Chardonnay, Louis Latour 2015 
Bright, yellow-green in colour with citrus and orchard fruit aromas and a dewy freshness. The palate is crisp, light to medium-bodied with good concentration and mid palate texture. A very enjoyable and versatile, unoaked white wine.
Perfect Pairing: Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese

2. La Chablisienne Petit Chablis Pas si Petit 2015
Chablisienne is one of the top co-operatives in the northern Burgundy region of Chablis. There`s classic crisp green apple and a stylish citrus note here,  with a touch of floral honeysuckle and typical fresh balanced acidity – the trademark of great Chablis.
Perfect Pairing: Lobster Thermidor Tartlets

Lobster Rolls

3. Billaud-Simon Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2015
Complex aromas of ripe citrus fruit and white flowers lead to a full yet lively body and crisp finish.
Perfect Pairing: Lobster Thermidor

4. Wild Rock ‘Infamous Goose’ Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Just what a good New Zealand Sauvignon is all about. Fresh and zesty with excellent floral characters and overtones of gooseberries.
Perfect Pairing:
Lobster Rolls (works well with the celery/chives)
 

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