Summery Sauvignon for spicy fish

Taste The Difference Riverblock Sauvignon Blanc 2015, New Zealand

(£10, Sainsbury’s)

This was my Saturday Kitchen pairing for crisp fried fish with softened sweet onion by Great British Bake Off 2016 winner Nadiya Hussain.

The dish has a fair bit of spice and aromatic scent. Typically, I’d reach for a Riesling or Pinot Gris – but Sauvignon Blanc can also work really well with a bit of spice. The ripeness of fruit in this wine together with its zesty acidity makes a great combination. ‘I like the balance with the spice,’ commented Daniel Galmiche, adding, ‘it complements all the dish: elegant, citrussy, I love it.’ (Susie, 7/10, July 2016)