Perfect Pairings: Pan-seared trout and Pennsylvania Chardonnay

Summer is all about light, simple meals that can be on the table in minutes, so you can enjoy more time (and an additional glass of wine) outside in the fading light. Pan-seared trout is an inspired choice. This mild fish is transformed into a textural marvel once a quick sear turns the skin crispy and the flesh flaky.

Chardonnay is a dream pairing, with its aromatic complexity, medium body, and buttery notes. The wine will bring out the earthiness of the fresh-water fish while also providing an intriguing contrast to the briny, vivacious salsa, a combination of fresh tomatoes, capers, olives, onions, and herbs.

To get this elegant dish to the table, you’ve only got three tasks: chop, sear, and pop the cork. Add a fresh baguette or a side salad and dinner is served.

Below is a sampling of PA Chardonnay wines for you to try from all across PA Wine Land. Check your local wineries for more Chardonnay wines.

Arrowhead Wine Cellars, Naked Chardonnay
Courtyard Winery, 2013 Chardonnay

Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery, Chardonnay
The Winery at Wilcox, Chardonnay

Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, 2015 Giulia’s Reserve Chardonnay
Antler Ridge Winery, Chardonnay

Kavic Winery, Chardonnay
B&L Wine Cellars, Chardonnay

Briar Valley Vineyard & Winery, 2014 Chardonnay
Brookemere Winery & Vineyard, Chardonnay

Stone Mountain Vineyards, 2015 Chardonnay Reserve
Manatawny Creek Winery, 2015 Chardonnay 

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