A bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape deserves a well thought out dinner. Well, let me rephrase – for those of us who like a nice table wine and spend modest amounts on the monthly wine budget, a Chateauneuf du Pape is treat worthy of celebration at the dinner table. It goes so very well with a variety of foods; a flexible wine that embraces a roasted chicken or seduces a steak. This particular wine was a gift to my husband and so, he chooses the meal to enjoy with his Christmas wine.
The mouth feel, the scents of bramble, deep red fruit and suede…(yes, I inhaled an aroma that put suede in mind right off)….were a natural with Poulet Roti Farci au Riz et aux Figues.
As has been said many times, a roasted chicken is blank canvas to create a meal suitable for any appetite. I don’t know who said that, and I am probably paraphrasing, but in this case it’s so very true.
The magnificent flavors and texture of this pairing made us realize we need to splurge at least once a month on a very good wine. There is always something to celebrate. Chateauneuf du Pape never disappoints.
Cheers to your good health this 2014!
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