When pairing wine with Ahi Tuna, there are many varietals that make a good partner. Ahi is a pretty dense, fatty fish, that requires a wine with vibrant acidity. Since, I added a little bit of minced jalapeños in the cilantro, lime slaw on the tacos, an off-dry Riesling makes an excellent pairing with this dish. A touch of residual sugar cools the spice and the mouthwatering acidity in the Riesling not only mirrors the vinegar notes in the slaw, but also cuts right through the fatty dense fish.
The best Rieslings in the world come from Germany, particularly from the regions of Mosel and Rheingau. The steep slate slopes add a minerality that can’t be found anywhere else. Riesling is also known for its piercing acidity that make it an incredible partner with an array of dishes.
For an affordable weeknight pairing under $15, here are a few recommended producers.
High-Def Riesling, Mosel, Germany (SRP: $12)
Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Riesling, Mosel, Germany (SRP: $13)
Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA (SRP: $14)