This dish reminds me of Spring for some reason. It is a scrumptious dinner that combines all the flavors of Bruschetta and Pesto without the carbs from the baguette. Of course, I paired mine with pasta but if you are watching your carbs it would be perfect with just a side salad and a glass of this crisp, amazing Punt Road Chard from South Australia.
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
South Australian Chardonnay with Pesto Bruschetta Chicken #WorldWineTravel
The World Wine Travel group are sipping the White Wines of South Australia this month.......
Lynn of Savor the Harvest is hosting our virtual travels this month and is having us explore the white wines grown and enjoyed in South Australia. Here is her invitation post that gives you all the information you need should you want to join us.
Last month we visited the red wines of this area and I shared my experience with Penfold's and an Australian Meat Pie. It was delicious, warming, and comforting. Perfect for February, but now....Spring is peeking it's head around the corner and our bodies call for us to put away the heavy comfort foods and lighten our diets up a little.
I tossed some Compari tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil and vinegar and let the flavors mingle while I put some chicken breasts in the oven to roast. If it is nice enough where you live, you can grill your chicken breasts.
Then I opened this bottle of Punt Road Chardonnay that I had ordered up from Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia. It poured a lovely lemony yellow and tasted of stone fruit. I sipped as my baked and read up a bit about Punt Road Wines.
Punt Road is family owned winery whose vineyards are nearly 30 years old. They concentrate on single varietals and their Chardonnay is aged in French Oak and is moderately priced competing with the wines of Burgundy and California. They practice minimalist intervention, hand picking their grapes and often fermenting in the wild.
I paid well less than $30 for this wine through wine.com and thought that it was a steal. It paired perfectly with this delicious and easy chicken dish.
Lynn will be hosting a Twitter chat about the white wines of Australia on Saturday, 3/26, at 11 AM ET. You are welcome to join in the discussion. You will find us by following #WorldWineTravel. Here are some of the topics we will be sharing.........