Here is what we decided today to pair with today’s dinner– Butter Chicken.
Our Sauvignon Blanc Choice
Ada & I decided on Angels Gate Sauvignon Blanc. It is a dry white wine with a crisp and refreshing taste. It is known for its herbaceous and fruity flavors, with notes of grapefruit, lime, green apple, and tropical fruit. On the nose, it has a bright and citrusy aroma with a hint of grassy notes. The wine has a medium to high acidity level, which gives it a zesty and refreshing finish.
We bought this wine on our recent visit to Angels Gate Winery.
Ada— Fresh, light and dry- all the things I love in a good Sauvignon blanc. It was a good match with the butter chicken but could just as easily be enjoyed on its own. A perfect sipping wine for sitting on the deck on a hot summer’s day.
Rick— Fruity and fresh. It even had a hint of lemonade on the finish, and I like lemonade. Went nicely with the butter chicken. A match made in heaven perhaps?
Angels Gate Sauvignon Blanc Taste Profile
|Appearance||Pale yellow with green hues|
|Aroma||Citrus, grapefruit, gooseberry, and herbaceous notes|
|Taste||Crisp acidity, grapefruit, lemon, and green apple flavors|
|Finish||Clean and refreshing|
About Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken, also known as Murgh Makhani, is a popular Indian dish made with marinated chicken cooked in a creamy tomato-based sauce. The chicken is usually marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices such as cumin, coriander, and turmeric before being grilled or roasted. The sauce is made with tomatoes, cream, butter, and a blend of spices such as garam masala, cumin, and coriander. The chicken is then simmered in the sauce until it is tender and flavorful. The dish is typically served with rice or naan bread and is known for its rich and creamy texture and flavorful spices.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does red or white wine go with butter chicken?
Creamy, rich, full of flavor, and with a delicious mix of spices, this popular dish calls for a medium-weight white wine with good acidity.
How dry is Sauvignon Blanc?
Sauvignon Blanc is typically a dry white wine. The dryness of a wine refers to the amount of residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation. Sauvignon Blanc is fermented until most of the sugar is converted into alcohol, resulting in a dry wine with little to no residual sugar. However, some Sauvignon Blancs may have a slightly sweet taste due to residual sugar or fruit flavors. So, in general, Sauvignon Blanc is considered a dry white wine.
What is the difference between Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc?
Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc are both popular white wine varietals, but they differ in several ways.
Flavor: Pinot Grigio is known for its light, crisp, and refreshing taste with subtle notes of citrus, apple, and pear. Sauvignon Blanc is typically more herbaceous and has higher acidity with flavors of grapefruit, green apple, and sometimes grassy or mineral notes.
Body: Pinot Grigio is generally lighter-bodied than Sauvignon Blanc, which has a medium to full body.
Food Pairing: Pinot Grigio pairs well with lighter dishes such as seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes. Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with richer dishes such as poultry, fish, and creamy sauces.
What is the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay?
Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are two popular white wine varietals that differ in several ways:
Flavor: Sauvignon Blanc is known for its herbaceous and fruity flavors, with notes of grapefruit, lime, and green apple. Chardonnay, on the other hand, is known for its more complex flavors that can range from crisp and acidic to buttery and oaky, with notes of vanilla, caramel, and tropical fruit.
Body: Sauvignon Blanc is typically lighter-bodied than Chardonnay, which can range from light to full-bodied.
Food Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with lighter dishes such as seafood, salads, and light pasta dishes. Chardonnay pairs well with richer dishes such as poultry, fish, and creamy sauces.
.Also see what we paired with Bask Sauvignon Blanc.