Coq au Vin
Chicken in Red Wine Sauce
It is one of the best-known French dishes: chicken braised in a sauce of red wine, herbs, garlic, pearl onions and button mushrooms.
Coq au Vin and Wine
As a general rule, one should try to serve a similar, if not the very same wine which is used in the recipe. Depending on the occasion and the company, one might choose a basic red Bourgogne, or an elegant and fruity Côtes de Beaune, but nothing overly powerful (like a Pommard for example). Some lesser known appellations such as Savigny-lès-Beaunes or Auxey-Duresses offer great value and make for a great pairing with a coq au vin.