Chicken/ Turkey – Traditionally, it was said that white meat needed white wine. This is not strictly the case but is a good start.
If you want to match a white wine to these dishes, consider how dry the meat is – is it a roast or is it a chicken pie? If you serve an acidic wine, it may make the dish seem drier if it is a roast so a less acidic Chardonnay, Viognier, Chardonnay blends or Sparkling wine will work provided that it is not overly oaked.
Some oak will work well as it gives an added flavour dimension and you can drink the more strongly flavoured wines with these dishes. Hence, a lightly oaked Semillon or Sauvignon Blanc will also match. If you want to cut through a creamy sauce, the more acidic suggestions as per fish will also work.
10 wines for the Shopping Basket
- Watershed Senses Viognier 08/09 $24
- Barwang Chardonnay 08 $18
- Trinity Hill Chardonnay 07 $
- Freycinet Chardonnay 08 $30
- Capercaillie Hunter Valley Semillon 07 $
- Churchview Marsanne 07 $
- Petaluma 2009 Viognier $35
- Clover Hill 2004 Vintage Sparkling $35
- Peter Lehmann Eden Valley Riesling 08 $18
- O’leary Walker Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 08/09 $20
(Prices are for retail not restaurant and are indicative prices only)