About This Wine
If you’re eating less beef and more chicken these days, this wine is for you.
As is the case with all foods, chicken’s best wine pairing partner depends upon the way the meat is prepared. Grill it, and perhaps add some barbecue sauce, and you’re looking at a red wine such as Merlot or Zinfandel. But serve it fried — a la classic Kentucky Fried Chicken — or with noodles in a casserole, and Chenin Blanc is a wonderful choice.
And the 2008 Hatch Chenin Blanc may be the best choice of all, given its fruitful and slightly sweet flavor spectrum, and its slightly nutty finish. Take a bite of fried chicken or chicken casserole, then take a sip of Hatch Chenin Blanc, and everything you’d ever need to know about food and wine pairing will become crystal clear.
Crafted from grapes grown in some of California’s top vineyards, Hatch Chenin Blanc turns a simple chicken dinner into a special occasion.
About Chenin Blanc
Native of Loire valley in France. Grapes have high acidity and need plenty of sun to ripen. The foundations of great long-lived whites, such as Vouvray. In South Africa and California can give soft, fruity wines with notes of melon, peach and citrus.
- Grape Composition:94% Chenin Blanc, 4% Pinot Grigio & 2% Other White Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Flowers, Vanilla, Pineapple, Meyer Lemon, Honey & Apple
- When to Drink:Now Through Mid-2011
- Food Pairing Suggestionchicken noodle casserole, or fried chicken.