Italian wine in Chinese cuisine

The consumption of wine in China has its roots in the Bronze Age, an era in which this drink acquired a high level position in the Chinese social sphere. As a symbol of belonging to high society, the wine begins to be consumed for purely healing purposes and then becomes increasingly present in the banquets of Chinese cuisine, lending itself to accompany the refined dishes that characterize it. China, however, does not consume exclusively locally produced wine: with the growing interest in this product, it has also begun to be interested in extra- Asian wines and to import wine from the major producing countries, including Italy.
Italian wine has great potential in China as the Chinese consumer is curious to explore its richness in terms of vines, styles and expressions and also represents a symbol of status, fashion and design.

Italian wine is also beginning to spread in Chinese restaurants, where we find more and more cards of Italian white, red and sparkling wines.

But, which are the most suitable wines to consume with such a particular cuisine as the Chinese one? The answer is not easy because the ingredients at the base of Chinese cuisine present contrasting flavors , using sweet and sour sauces , alongside spicy spices , or soy sauce , extremely tasty, with a complexity that makes the task of wine to enhance the flavors of the dishes.

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Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2018

Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2018 Dal Moro

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Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOC 2017

Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOC 2017 Masseria Ficarigna

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Südtirol - Alto Adige DOC Gewürztraminer 2020

Südtirol - Alto Adige DOC Gewürztraminer 2020 Blumenfeld

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Given that the Chinese do not like wines with high alcohol content, wines with poor tannins are certainly preferred, which otherwise would amplify the spicy and spicy aromas of the foods and therefore, could have disastrous results.

The most popular dish, Sha Zhu Cai ,

Sha Zhu Cai- traditional Chinese dish
it is a stewed pork belly, black pudding, tofu, cabbage and various spices, generally prepared on the occasion of the Chinese New Year which takes on a strong and decisive flavor that finds its right match in a red wine , full-bodied and slightly acidic ; main traits of wines such as Amarone, among which we propose the classic Amarone by Guerrieri Rizzardi and Brunello, such as Brunello di Montalcino de La Poderina.

In second place are the Baozi , small steamed rolls stuffed with meat or vegetables that go very well with WINE.

Chinese baozi

It is certainly not new to know that the cooking methods favored by the Chinese are basically steaming and frying. We all know the spring rolls , few know that, according to the saying "in China you eat everything that has 4 legs", fry scorpions, starfish and cockroaches (no Chinese restaurant in the West cooks these animals - unless specifically requested), but surely we all know the flavor of fried food. The intensity and greasiness of this dish find the perfect combination with a floral and fruity white wine such as Vermentino di Sardegna or a white with herbaceous tones such as Friulano, among which we offer the Collio Friulano di Schipppetto.

Among the first courses, stuffed soy spaghetti and steamed ravioli are the order of the day, and the Malvasia di Candia wines, the Bortolomiol extra brut-falanghina del Sannio (S. Gregorio) - Otello Dry o2 Ceci, prove to be the completion / perfect complement.
With second courses based on almond chicken , the precious duck meat with bamboo and mushrooms , or Peking , and the pork / beef with sesame and sweet and sour sauce, all sprinkled with a considerable amount of soy sauce which it gives greater acidity and flavor to the dish, it is recommended to uncork a full-bodied, savory and fragrant white that can dampen the intense taste of the dish, among which we suggest valle d'aosa Petit arvine (Rovetazz vineyards); a Bolgheri Rosso, to accompany the sweetish flavor of the Peking duck goes with - red bolgheri - tears of morri d'alba- sicilia nero d'avola, and finally the sweet and sour condiments of red meat goes well with…. Nebbiolo d'alba- dolcetto d'alba- south tyrol lagrein merlot mauritius- winery bolzano ---- montefalco rosso caprai- sicily nero d'avola morgante- montepulciano d'abruzzo old farmhouse farnese- valpolicella classic Germans
It seems difficult to believe, but there are also more delicate dishes; first among these the soups, miso or vegetables a rosé (there is a good way - another way to say it), such as the Bardolino Chiaretto doc or a Lagrein Rosato doc from Trentino (there isn't). Fish dishes are another must of oriental cuisine: fish soups, grilled prawns
Obviously, a dry Muscat, a Gewurztraminer, a Muller Turgau or a Pinot Blanc are the workhorses

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Südtirol - Alto Adige DOC Sauvignon 2020

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Salento Negroamaro IGT 2020

Salento Negroamaro IGT 2020 Masseria Ficarigna

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Salento Negroamaro Rosato IGT 2020

Salento Negroamaro Rosato IGT 2020 Masseria Ficarigna

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Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG Cuvée Prestige Edizione 43

Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG Cuvée Prestige Edizione 43 Ca' del Bosco

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Filanda Rosè Brut Millesimato 2020

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Trento Brut Millesimato DOC 2017

Trento Brut Millesimato DOC 2017 Altemasi

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Aperitifs, White meat, Fries
19,90 €
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Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Costasera 2015

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Costasera 2015 Masi

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Lugana DOC 2020

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Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG Bandarossa 2020

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG Bandarossa 2020 Bortolomiol

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Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2019

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Salento Primitivo IGT 2019

Salento Primitivo IGT 2019 Masseria Ficarigna

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Aged cheese, Dried fruit, Game
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