I recently spent two weeks in Lofoten and lucky me, it was Skrei season! As most people will know Skreis is the fantastic cod fish that comes to Lofoten every winter to spawn. It is big, delicate and in our opinion the best fish in the world.
The locals make a fantastic fish dish called "Skreimølje" which is the cod boiled, with boiled potatoes, roe and cod liver. You top it of with a god portion of melted butter. It is FANTASTIC! We have actually made an episode of Oldemors Kokebok on it, check out the link:
Now there are some good wine and food combinations in the world. Just think of a Muscadet sur Lie with oysters, a Sautern with a Roquefort cheese and a jucy beef with a Bordeaux red with some age. But few things a better than Skrei with a central Burgundy white. It something about the delicate fish with butter, a sligh saltyness, but not to much that goes fatastic with the fresh and fruity Chardonnay. You can have almost all of the Burgundy whites and use with this dish, but if you are traveling you can get a good buy at the tax free at the moment and that is this weeks wine.
Louis Jadot - Les Deux Versants Saint Véran - 159,00 Kr
Light and fresh chardonnay from the outskirts of Macon. Great lenght and good acidity that is well integrated. Good lengt and body that serves it well when it is enjoyed with food. The typical lemon and lime flavours with hints of tropical fruits as well.