In our previous article about red wines, we have discussed what the science says about the perfect pairing of steak and wine. (If you haven’t read it then be sure to check it out here! It is rich with info and will answer your wine-related questions! )
In a similar fashion, in this one, we will delve deeper into the marriage of white wines and seafood, why they are so good together and which ones we have selected to grace your palate.
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So, if you’re looking for the best steak places near Rousehill Town Centre and inside Penrith Panthers, visit our branches to experience fine dining at its best.
Before we tell you our top three picks, let’s get one thing straight first.
What makes white wines, well… white?
The answer lies in the winemaking process.
Red wine is fermented with the grape skins on, whereas white wine is purely made up of juice extracted from the grapes.
The presence of the grape skin gives it a darker hue and a heavier taste.
In general, most seafood has delicate and subtle flavours.
Because of this, when consumed with red wine, it tends to become overpowered.
This is where white wines come in handy.
They are a match made in heaven for oysters, salmon,
White wines can be classified as dry or sweet, and whether they are bubbly or still.
First, we have dry wines.
A wine is classified as dry when most of the natural sugar present in the grapes turn into alcohol during fermentation, specifically if it’s less than 1% than of the wine’s volume.
As a result, dry wines have more alcohol than sweet wines.
They are also fruitier.
Some examples of dry white wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio.
These wines tend to be sweeter because they weren’t kept fermented long enough.
It retained a good amount of its natural sugar and is low in alcohol content.
Sweet wines taste so good that they are best enjoyed on their own, without or after a meal.
Moscato, Sherry and Semillon are examples of sweet whites wines.
There are also in-between wines that fall in the category of both sweet and dry.
These are Riesling, Gewurtztraminer and Marsanne.
The ones mentioned above are all still wines.
This is because of the absence of infused bubbles or even additional sugar.
On the other hand, sparkling or bubbly wines have undergone another form of fermentation through added bubbles and sugar.
So, as one might expect, these wines are sweeter and more fun than other types of wines.
They are the centre of attention during parties and celebrations.
They also tend to have low alcohol volume.
Here at Osso Steaks & Ribs, one of the top steak places near Rousehill Town Centre and inside Penrith Panthers, we want you to have an amazing dining experience. This is why we are giving you the top 3 best wines you can pair with your seafood.
Pinot noir is a red wine grape and Chardonnay, on the other hand, is a green grape.
Both of these originated from France.
The Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend is a crisp and elegant mix. It has a fresh flavour and a fruity finish.
It is best served with scallops, tuna and oysters.
This wine region is known for sparkling wines and its award-winning Pinot Gris.
Sauvignon Blanc is a green grape from the Bordeaux region of France.
It is a crisp dry wine with a refreshing flavour. It also has herbs, grass and oak aromas.
This is one of the more favourite dessert wines.
This fruity and buttery wine won the heart of the masses.
It has a vanilla and oak aroma and is best served chilled with swordfish, shellfish and oysters.
Yarra Valley is popular among tourists due to its close location to the urban centre. It is best known for its sparkling wines, Chardonnay and Pinot noir.
We have about 100 wines in our collection!
Ask our in-house connoisseur for the perfect wines to match with your food.
Looking for amazing steak places near Rousehill and Penrith?
Osso’s Steakhouse in Rousehill is located at 10-14 Market Lane Rouse Hill NSW 2155, near Rousehill Town Centre, and is open from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:30-9:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, Fridays – Saturdays: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:30-10:00 p.m., and Sundays: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 – 9:00 in the evening.
You can book a reservation by calling 02-8809-403.
The Penrith Branch schedule is from Mondays to Thursdays 12-3 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m., Fri – Saturday: 12-3 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Its exact location is inside Panthers Penrith Rugby Leagues Club 123 Mulgoa Rd, Penrith NSW 2750. Call 02-4720-5588 for reservations.