Easy-to-cook chicken appeals to all generations of foodies, starting with the children, and has served as an expiatory victim to the fast food. It is fortunately possible to taste the real chicken, tasty and of high quality. Raised outdoors or in freedom, at least twice as long as intensive in-breeding, chickens, farmers benefit from the Label rouge often lined with a PGI (protected geographical indication). They can be organic and, for the poultry of Bresse only, be the object of an appellation of controlled origin. Traditionally, many small farms also produce poultry of high quality, without the label, but delicious, sold most often to the farm or on local markets.
The chicken lends itself to many preparations, but the classic is still the roast chicken. It can be cooked either on the spit or slowly baked golden brown, and flipped halfway through cooking for that nets, the famous whites, don't dry out. A chicken worthy of the name offers a soft flesh and a melting texture that holds on to the bone, the skin crisp and tasty juice in which you sauce a piece of bread or used to fill in the small crater that is hollow at the top of a puree or house mashed potato. Large chips, cut with a knife, however, is the ideal accompaniment to the number of amateurs.
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The poultry in general and chickens in particular call for a red wine not too tannic, round and velvety, with a fruity character that is still marked, which merges with the button toasted a breeding in the barrels. They emphasize the basis of the flesh of the chicken, and blend their aromas with expressive taste a bit caramelized from the skin golden brown. The pinot noir grape gives the wines in this profile, which is burgundy or alsaces, wines perfectly with the tone. You can also turn to the vineyards of Beaujolais, with a morgon is one of the raw cover the area and after a few years of cellar, like a great burgundy. It is said that it " pinote ".
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Old Vines 2016. Red Fruits, cherry, mouth, fruity, nice texture, a touch of wood that adds complexity, good length.
Alsace pinot noir
Domaine Bernard Scherb
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Tradition 2017. Red Fruits, cherry, strawberry, floral, mentholated, good material, soft tannins, powdered, coated, long finish.
PGI côtes de gascogne
Formerly vin de pays, côtes-de-gascogne are very well known for aromatic whites and fresh, but also for the red character round and spicy, as this wine, 100 % merlot, perfect to accompany a roast chicken, especially as the department is also a major producer of poultry quality. Similarly, in the vineyards of bordeaux, the appellation sainte-foy-bordeaux, enclave gironde between Lot-et-Garonne and the Dordogne, produces red fleshy can emphasize the sweetness of the chicken and to associate their note farmed at the flavorful taste of roasted meat.
PGI côtes de gascogne
Domaine des Cassagnoles
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Merlot 2017. The nose is fruity, expressive, cherry, elderberry, mouth soft, velvety, good length, finish smooth, spicy note.
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2016. Red fruit, menthol, livestock, elegant, finesse, fruity, vivid, final, tense, tasty.
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