Coq Au Vin Jaune
Rooster in Vin Jaune
This Jura dish par excellence benefits from the unique flavor of the famous Vin Jaune (yellow wine), which goes particulary well with poultry. Other French regions prepare a similar dish with red or white wine. The recipe uses a rooster or a large hen. The wine of choice to accompany the dish is Vin Jaune.
Coq Au Vin Jaune and Wine
As a general rule, one should serve a wine which is featured in a recipe to accompany the dish. This is particularly true with Vin Jaune, whose strong character clearly expresses itself in the Jura's local variant of the classic Coq au Vin. The presence of morel in the sauce further reinforces this choice, as Vin Jaune is a perfect match for the intensely flavored mushroom. Château-Chalon is the obvious choice, but an Arbois "Jaune" or even a simple Savagnin made in the traditional style will also work wonders with this staple of Jura gastronomy.