Here, we reveal wines we love costing less than $17. Occasionally, other experts weigh in.
Roast chicken is one of the most fun dishes to enjoy with wine—it pairs with almost anything. The only rule (in my book) is to drink something that’s got some complexity—the chicken really lets the wine shine. At under $17 a bottle, complexity can be hard to come by, but here are five wines that get it done.
White Burgundy: 2012 Delaye Saint-Véran Les Pierres Grises White Burgundy,
2012 Delaye Saint-Véran Les Pierres Grises White Burgundy which is almost always made with Chardonnay, is a great wine for roast chicken but rarely is it cheap. This one comes from Saint-Véran in southern Burgundy, which is the source of good value wines; this one delivers both nice fruit and some minerality.