Caliterra – The Wine Maker06/05/2021
Looking for wine and chicken pairing suggestions? You’ve come to the right place!
Chicken is an incredibly versatile meat that can be prepared in a variety of ways, making it a splendid companion for a wide range of wines. Whilst pairing a wine-friendly dish such a chicken with a great wine may not be complicated, there are a few favourites we wanted to share.
If you’re looking for the perfect match for a butter-roasted chicken, then Chardonnay is definitely one to try. With its creamy and smooth texture, Chardonnay complements the buttery flavour of the chicken. We recommend sticking to an unoaked or lightly oaked version of the wine to ensure that it doesn’t overpower your meal.
The perfect match for Asain dishes that contain soy sauce and chilly. The fruity, acidic, and spicy flavours work perfectly with the spicy flavours found in Indian, Thai and Chinese dishes. Gewürztraminer also delivers a sweetness that pairs wonderfully with barbequed chicken and spicy wings.
There’s a well-known rule in the wine world: Red Wine with Red Meat and White Wine with White meat. However, there is a rare exception. Pinot Noir is a light red wine that delivers an acidity and earthy flavour that beautifully complements roasted chicken. And as a medium wine, this wine also works well with grilled chicken.
A great match for spicy chicken dishes is Pinot Gris. A refreshing, aromatic wine with a rich, sweet and spicy overtone. This wine also matches well with Thai green curries and Indian gravies as its slightly sweet opulence and freshness complement the spiciness of the chicken.
A pretty safe wine and chicken combo, Sauvignon Blanc brings a high acidity that works perfectly with grilled chicken. The fruity flavours also make the perfect accompaniment for spicy chicken dishes such as Mexican and Southwestern.
This apricot and peach-scented white wine pairs well with roasts stuffed with mildly spicy stuffing. Viognier is also a perfect choice if your chicken has been butter-roasted with lemon and a herb.
Another great match for grilled chicken is Zinfandel. The fruity red wine delivers spice and acidity that balances the smokey flavours of the chicken. The wine also has a high alcohol content that goes well with barbecued chicken dishes.
Citrus flavours and overtones that come from a Riesling complement almost any marinade used on a roasted chicken. This wine also has a sweetness that goes well with spiced chicken. Definitely a wine and chicken combination worth your consideration.
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