Match of the week | Chicken with sweet peppers and Tempranillo

Match of the week

Chicken with sweet peppers and Tempranillo

I’m constantly amazed at the stream of good value reds that is coming out of Spain these days. Here’s another - La Copa Tempranillo 2005 from the up and coming Campo de Borja wine region which is situated in Aragon to the north west of Zaragoza. It appears to be made by a co-operative, the Cooperative de Santo Cristo de Magallon but is none the worse for that.

It’s a vibrant, juicy, full-flavoured red which would happily accompany all kinds of everyday dishes but the pairing I was struck by was a Spanish-style chicken casserole with sweet red peppers, onions and pimenton, appropriately enough. I’d also like it with dishes with chorizo and chickpeas, other spicy sausages or with a chilli. The importers, Moreno Wines, which sells it in the UK for £5.75, recommend lamb, turkey, smoked meats and grilled or fried venison.

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