Oysters are sources of so many essential nutrients that it has become one of the most important foods to have regularly. From bones to brains, it has vitamins and minerals to strengthen all body parts. But eating oysters especially in raw state and that too for the first time needs a brave heart. Therefore, to ease the process, restaurants serve oysters with grape varietals or wines. It makes the overall taste pleasant, and chances are high that you will eat oysters once again sooner than later.
Here are the varietals that pair best with oysters:
The next time you have a glass of champagne, you should definitely order for some oysters. Oysters are one of the best pairings for Champagne, and in addition, you are getting the health benefits. Champagne is made from different varieties of grapes, and hence, each has different tastes. But Champagne made from Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier or Chardonnay grapes taste the best with oysters. Ultra dry champagne like Drappier Brut Nature will do magic for your taste buds if you are having deep-fried oysters.
Chablis is made from Chardonnay grapes and the region where Chablis is manufactured, oysters shells can be found in the soil. Thus, there is an eternal connection between Chablis and oysters. Rather than having a fully fermented and vintage Chablis, go for a fresh Chablis and the oysters are sure to become your favorite food in a few days. Chateau de Beru Chablis is the best pairing for oysters.
This wine comes from Spain and is made from 100% Palomino grapes. Fino has around 15% alcohol content, and it is super light and dry. Dry wines always go well with oysters especially if it is well-fried. NV Bodegas Valdespino Fino Inocente pairs the best with oysters.
Muscadet is considered to be a classic pairing for oysters in any state. It is made from Melon de Bourgogne grapes. It has a bit of biscuit flavor with a crispy taste. This is perfect for those who cannot afford high price varietals for oysters.
It tastes awful with raw oysters, but if you deep fry the oysters, it tastes like heaven. It is made in France for green-skinned Chardonnay grape variety. Choose a light creamy style Chardonnay and have a blast with deep-fried oysters cooked with creamy sauces.
Sancerre is made from Sauvignon Blanc, and it is highly acidic. Therefore, a sip of Sancerre might just taste like a bite of lemon. Domaine Hippolyta Reverdy Sancerre is the best type of Sancerre wine that you must try out with oysters so that you can fall in love with the couple. It is better to go for a young version than a vintage one.
It is made in Hungary and popular for its beautiful sweet taste. The dry version of Tokaji pair best with oysters, and it is made from Furmint grape and then blended with Harslevelu. It has a unique taste and if you like to change your taste often, go for it. Royal Tokaji Furmint works best, and it is quite affordable.