An Austrian Grüner Veltliner Excellent with Spicy Chicken Casserole

We had an old favourite from Supercook that we had not cooked for a long time – Spicy Chicken Casserole.  We’re not sure where this recipe originates from.  It combines Indian spices with brown sugar, fruit chutney and cream.  We thought reds and dry whites would definitely be out, but we weren’t sure whether to go for a medium-sweet or off-dry white.  The only sweetish wine we had was a bottle of Hock from Lidl.  One sip told us this was too sweet for the food, so we tried a bottle of Felsner Grüner Veltliner 2008, an Austrian white from Sunday Times Wine Club, which was the only off-dry white we had.  The food really brought the tropical fruits, melon and grapefruit in the wine to the fore and there was a lovely spicy tang.  An excellent match.

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