Best Wines with Chicken

Wine lovers from coast to coast voted for these three Canadian wines to pair with chicken. From the 50 wines nominated, these three wines became finalists, and then, triumphed as top 3 wines. Try one with these chicken recipes!

Congratulations to the winners! My personal thanks to all who voted in this competition: a true, grassroots celebration of the amazing wines we make in Canada. Please let me know if you have suggestions on how to make next year’s competition even better. Come back for in the fall for a pairing match with international wines under $25!
Darlene Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2007

I chose Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2007 because it stands out as one of my favourites with chicken. While I like chicken with both red or white, Chardonnay has take the lead, and this one in particular because it's rich and elegant and smooth. A fine Canadian wine.

Nominated By:

Halifax, Ns
Gray Monk Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2011
Okanagan, British Columbia
Valerie Stride Gray Monk Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2011

This wine's vibrant acidity creates a good backbone for its layers of fruit. Crisp apple, freshly squeezed lemon & lime, grapefruit and Bosc pear all play in your glass. I'd serve this wine with Chicken Piccata placed over a lightly tossed & seasoned angel hair pasta. Pardon my drooling.

Nominated By:

Vancouver, Bc
Casa-Dea Estates Winery Reserve Pinot Gris 2009
Prince Edward County, Ontario
Joe Casa-Dea Estates Winery Reserve Pinot Gris 2009

This wine has fresh spring flowers and citrus notes on the nose. It's lively with crisp mouth-watering acidity, with a dry, light body. This would pair beautifully with roasted chicken as the herbal components of the chicken would balance the acidity of the wine to make an awesome match!

Nominated By:

Picton, Ontario




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