In response to requests for advice on what to drink at reunion dinners and throughout the fifteen days of the Lunar New Year, we’ve picked three wines which will work with the full spread of snacks and dishes.
The complex yet fresh 2007 Huet Vouvray Pétillant (sparkling Chenin Blanc) is what we reach for when snacking on bak kwa and hae bee hiam (deep-fried mini prawn rolls), with its quince overtones and beautiful balance all the way through to a chalk-tinged finish.
With steamboat and fish dishes, we turn to the sprightly 2011 Domaine des Terres Dorées Beaujolais Blanc, a paradigmatic unoaked Chardonnay. It doesn’t walk the high-tension tightrope of Chablis, nor the confected style of many New World Chardonnays, but rather dances between the two, with ample citrus fruit backed up by a skein of lively acidity.
The savoury, peppery 2009 Domaine Dupasquier Mondeuse is perfect when there are Cantonese-style roast meats on the table, or indeed with more robust dishes. It’s filling out nicely now, its trademark floral fireworks augmented with plenty of darker-hued fruit and spice.
We are pleased to be able to offer a 10% discount on case (12 bottles) orders of any combination of the three wines for delivery before 31 Jan 2014. Please e-mail us if you would like to place an order.