Grilled Chicken Pairings

6 great wines for summer grilling


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Wine-Brined Grilled Chicken

This is classic Euro-style grilled chicken and with a few substitutions, is a pretty good facsimile of what I use. One good plan with a recipe like this is to use the same wine for the marinade and the table – maybe not the same bottle, but the same grape.

If you’re going to use Sauvignon Blanc in the marinade, as the recipe suggests, I would pair this dish with a nice, slightly oaky Bordeaux Blanc. But if you’re not looking for your father’s wine pairing, grab a bottle of Sauvignon Vert, aka: Friulano, from Friuli (kind of intuitive, eh?). Friulano is richer and fuller than Sauvignon Blanc with faint herbal tones and more floral notes

2008 Chateau Guibon

2009 Marco Felluga Friulano

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  • Snooth User: nalvina
    872145 2

    These are really good wines to pair with the chicken, but why not a beautiful rosé, or, as I like, a New World Pinot (from California rather than Oregon)? What do you think?

    Jun 25, 2011 at 11:14 AM

  • Snooth User: dyye
    314202 79

    A pinot noir from California, Oregon or Western Washington sounds good to me. We don't get pints from Western Washington every year, but when we do they are really good.

    Jan 19, 2013 at 2:56 PM

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