In a previous post
we sang the praises of one of our best selling wines
of the moment - Charly Nicolle Chablis 'Mont de Milieu' 1er Cru 2011
. It's a really versatile wine
in terms of matching it to food so in this post we'll consider one such dish. The Chablis 1er Cru is a lovely light, fresh wine with citrus and floral characters so the dish I've chosen is Chicken with Lemon Sauce
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This dish is really quick and incredibly simple to prepare and comes courtesy of the GreedyGourmet.com
Follow the recipe link to see full details of what you need and how to prepare the dish. The chicken is juicy and succulent with a light crispy coating which gives contrasting textures in the mouth. The sauce is bursting with citrussy tang and is just a teeny bit moreish. The addition of the fresh coriander to finish the dish adds a delicate waft of floral aromatics. Charly Nicolle Chablis 1er Cru 'Mont de Milieu' is the perfect wine to enjoy with this light, summery dish.
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is located at the very northern end of the Burgundy
region in France
. It differs from the majority of the white wines from further south in the region because it grows on limestone rich soils and is generally left unoaked
. Find out more about the region by following the link.
Within Chablis there are only 40 vineyards that are considered good enough to be given the Chablis 1er Cru
classification. Mont de Milieu
is considered one of the best vineyards and Charly Nicolle
has taken great care to express the unique terroir
in the bottle. The fresh, citrussy wine complements the chicken dish perfectly. The wine is sharp enough to work with the lemon sauce yet there's plenty of floral, earthy, apple-y-ness to give a bit of interest and complexity. This also works with the garnish to balance and bring together the whole mouthful. The food and the Chablis 1er Cru are a wonderful combination and would be great as a light lunch in the summer or a quick and simple dinner.
Charly Nicolle Chablis 1er Cru 'Mont de Milieu' is available exclusively in the UK through the Perfect Cellar online
or why not pop into the Clerkenwell Collection
and see the full range? Try the dish for yourself and tell us what you think, we'd love to hear your thoughts.