What Wine Goes Well with Indian Food?
Posted on 16th February 2015
Everyone loves a good glass of wine don't they? On a Friday night with your mates, with your Sunday lunch, on a Monday to celebrate getting through the first - and worst - day of the week. Now, I know what you're going to say; "Wine doesn't go with spicy food!" but, I can assure you, it does. Here at Chakra we are HUGE wine fans and have spent time developing a wine list which will perfectly complement our fabulous Indian food. This week we have picked a few of our favourites to give you a taste of what we have on offer.
Our Favourite Wines
- Capilla De Barro Mendoza Malbec 2012: This beautiful dry red wine is from the mountains of Argentina but was originally from France. It is one of the original 5 Bordeaux grapes and is scarcely planted in France anymore. This wine is perfect with a red meat dish, particularly a dish that has a bit of spice, such as our Saag Gosht (lamb with fresh spinach, nutmeg and a blend of spices).
- Contesa Pecorino 2012 IGT Colline Pescaresi: A gorgeous dry white wine produced in Italy which has hints of hawthorn and orange blossom, a perfect choice with a seafood dish, just like our Chakra Black Cod speciality (black cod marinated with lime juice and a cracked pepper yoghurt marinade). The Pecorino grape is bunched in a triangular shape, reminiscent of a sheep's head, and is meant to be the reason for the grape's name.
- Cotes du Rhone, Vidal-Fleury: This wine resides in France and is made in Rhone Valley's oldest winery which was established in 1781. Founder Joseph Vidal produced the highest quality wine possible and the winery still does today. This particular wine has a medium-bodied palate with fresh and snappy tannins. Try our Murgabi Tandoori (smoked Gressingham duck breast tenderised with papaya, and marinated with robust spices) an excellent dish to complement this delicious red wine.
- Pavillon Trois Arches, Chardonnay, 2012: Another French favourite of ours, this chardonnay is bursting with honeyed lime-juice notes and peach aromas. From the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France, this wine is typically aromatic and crisp and is great with a vegetarian or chicken dish. Try this wine with either our Navratan Korma (creamy mixed vegetable korma with black grape and fresh pomegranate) or our mouth-watering Badami Chicken Korma (creaming chicken korma flavoured with almonds).
These four outstanding wines are just some of many we have to offer from our extensive wine list. If these wines have got you feeling a little bit parched, why not join us one evening for a glass or two. If you would to book a table with us please feel free to contact us on 0207 229 2115, in the meantime, visit our menu and discover some of our tempting dishes.