Pinot Gris (Alsace)
The main flavors of chicken tacos are the spices in the marinade: chili, cumin, paprika and garlic.
Topping is often chopped red onions, cilantro, avocado and cheese.
The strong flavors of Tacos can break the shades of a delicate wine.
Mexican food is an explosion of taste, often with a lot of chili. If the wine is too light, it will disappear behind the food.
Our suggestion is to go for a white wine with mature tropical fruit.
Best wine match is a delicious Pinot Gris from Alsace in France. Great acidity, fruit and just enough sweetness to calm the heat of chili.
Red tannins can be an enemy to spicy food. Go for fruity reds with round tannins.
Tacos Breakfast (scrambled egg,bacon and potatoes): Champagne, Chardonnay.
Tacos Fish (fried or grilled): Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Pecorino, Soave.
Tacos Bistec (Beef): Malbec, Tempranillo, Primitivo, Zinfandel, Merlot.
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