A South African Chenin Edges a French Sauvignon with Puerto Rican Chicken

We were entertaining our daughter and son-in-law and did another recipe from Levi Roots – Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice.

This is flavoured with all-purpose seasoning, peppers, garlic, allspice berries, turmeric, chilli, thyme and green olives.  We thought white wines would be the answer.

Firstly we opened a bottle of L’Esprit de Sauvignon Vin de Pays d’Oc 2010 from the Sunday Times Wine Club.  This French white was crisp and zesty with citrus lemon and was alright with the meal, but not particularly exciting.  It had tasted better with the Danish Plaice we had on 10th Feb 2012.

Hannah had brought with her a bottle of Hannu Chenin Blanc a South African white also from the Sunday Times Wine Club.  This had apple and peach notes with good acidity and a creaminess on the palate.  We all preferred this with the meal.

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