My breath is going to stink after this one! Filet-O-Fish® is the equivalent of a vegetarian's hamburger with battered fish, cheese and tartar sauce. I recently picked up this bottle of 2009 Tres Olmos Verdejo to pair with a tuna salad sandwich. When the pairing worked better with a different wine I had chosen, I decided this wine was too good not to enjoy with something tasty!
The 2009 Tres Olmos Verdejo from Rueda, Spain has an outstanding reputation. Robert Parker, the top wine critic of our day scored this wine 90 points out of 100. "It offers up an alluring perfume of jasmine, mineral, nutmeg, white peach, and apricot. In the glass it displays unusual richness for Verdejo, impeccable balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink this pleasure-bent effort over the next 3-4 years. It is an outstanding value." Ok, I'm sold! After a bite of the Filet-O-Fish® and then a sip of the wine, I notice the fish and bread flavors spring forth. The wine's citrus notes feel like I've just squeezed a lemon over the top of the fish. The wine also does a nice job of matching the acidity found in the tartar sauce and helps to wash the oily fish and tartar sauce flavors off the palate. And because I love fried food accompanied by a crisp white wine, I am more than pleased with this pairing. Enjoy!
If you are local to Las Vegas, you can find this wine at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits.