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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