Wines You Didn’t Know Could Go with Singapore Dishes

FoodCollageNational Day may be over, but for any Singaporean, the celebration for our love for Singaporean dishes continue.

RoséDominique Portet Brut Rosé LD

Retail Price: S$ 56.00

Rosé wines are a great secret weapon to pairing with Asian flavors. Try with wok-fried Sri Lankan crabs with salted egg yolks.

About the Wine: The LD in Dominique Portet’s NV Brut Rose ‘LD’ stands for ‘Light Dosage’ (7 g/l). Comprised of 50% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier, made in the traditional method and sourced from fruit grown in the Yarra Valley.

Winery Information

The Portet family boasts ten consecutive generations of winemaking that began in Bordeaux in the 18th century. Today, the Portet name is most closely associated with the Yarra Valley where father and son team Dominique and Ben Portet, respectively ninth and tenth generation winemakers, run a successful family winery.

Today Dominique Portet and his eponymous label, established in 2000, are firmly planted in the Yarra Valley where Dominique purchased a small vineyard and built a winery and cellar door.

Winery Website – http://dominiqueportet.com/

 

 

MerlotCousino Macul Varietals Merlot 2013

Retail Price: S$ 39.00

We love our wok-fried black pepper beef slices, especially when it has that hint of ‘wok hei’. You’d see how this Merlot can bring out the sweetness of the dish.

About the Wine: This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, the emphasis is to maintain the vineyard’s character. It has lots of fruit, no wood and is extremely balanced.

Winery Information

Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. The company remains 100% under family control, producing limited quantities of fine wines. The mission of Cousiño Macul is to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, carrying the distinctive character of the Maipo Valley.

The name of the winery is derived from the family name of its founder (Matías Cousiño), plus the name given to the area where the estate was built, within the Maipo Valley: the company name implies “the Cousiño estate at Macul”.

Winery Website – http://www.cousinomacul.com/en/

 

 

CavaCava Agusti Torello Mata Brut Reserva 2010

Retail Price: S$ 46.00

Champagne and Hainanese chicken rice can be a match made in heaven. Why not try it with a Spanish sparkling wine, the cava, instead? The Spanish sparkling, known as cava, is one of the best secrets of Spain.

About the Wine: Elegant, fruity and fresh with ripe apple and syrup notes. Well-integrated bubbles with excellent sugar-acidity balance, and long delicate finish.

Winery Information

Agustí Torelló Mata’s cava is the result of a personal commitment. The commitment of a family and a team who make possible, year after year and harvest after harvest, the miracle of creating internationally renowned cavas with a unique personality.

Born from the best Penedès vines, Agustí Torelló Mata’s cavas respect their land, local varieties, soil, climate, process and traditions.

These cavas develop through excellence. They convey their spirit. They are cavas with soul.

Winery Website –http://agustitorellomata.com/?lang=en

 

 

GepinAlbino Rocca Barbera d’Alba ‘Gepin” 2010

Retail Price: S$ 67.00

We love our chicken wings, especially when they are coated with prawn paste and deep-fried to perfection. For a classy change, try with this Italian wine instead of chugging it down with beer.

About the Wine: The 2010 Barbera d-Alba Gepin impresses for its expressive, perfumed fruit and silky personality. This decidedly medium-bodied wine is nicely supported by clean veins of minerality all the way through to the finish.

Winery Information

Their history starts in the mid 1940’s when Albino Rocca’s father Giacomo started in the wine business initially selling grapes from family vineyards and later making his own wine that was sold in demijohn.

Four generations tell the story of Albino Rocca winery, it is a winemaking tradition that they continue through their work yet is guided by those who preceded them; their grandfather Albino and their father Angelo Rocca. Today, as in the past, they are constantly in search of the highest quality wines that express the characteristics, purity and elegance that are so recognizably linked with the territory of Barbaresco.

Winery Website – http://www.albinorocca.com/en/

 

 

ARChardCousino Macul Antiguas Reserva Chardonnay 2013

Retail Price: S$ 47.00

The Chardonnay is always such an easy pleaser. Best served chilled, with deep-fried seafood dishes.

About the Wine: This is an appealing, well structured Chardonnay with generous aromas of toast, honey and ripe tropical fruits. A buttery, rich wine with gently oaky flavors on the palate.

Winery Information

Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. The company remains 100% under family control, producing limited quantities of fine wines. The mission of Cousiño Macul is to produce world-class wines that are unmistakably Chilean, carrying the distinctive character of the Maipo Valley.

The name of the winery is derived from the family name of its founder (Matías Cousiño), plus the name given to the area where the estate was built, within the Maipo Valley: the company name implies “the Cousiño estate at Macul”.

Winery Website – http://www.cousinomacul.com/en/

 

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