Chicken cacciatore has deep flavors of roasted tomato and herbs that pair well with Washington State Syrah
Savvy match: This chicken cacciatore has deep flavors of roasted tomato, garlic, spices, dried herbs, and a bit of acid, which needs an earthy red wine that can stand up to those concentrated flavors. It’s hard not to choose a powerful Washington state red wine for this task, notably Syrah. These wines are complex and intense, with plenty of black fruits and substantial structure for your hunter’s feast.
Do you know the story behind chicken cacciatore? Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian; alla cacciatora is a meal prepared “hunter-style” with mushrooms, onions, herbs, and wine. Traditionally made with rabbit, “coniglio alla cacciatora,” one is more likely to find it made with chicken, “pollo alla cacciatora.” Most modern recipes call for the addition of red peppers and tomatoes. Traditionalists will tell you this is incorrect; I’ll tell you it’s delicious.