Think Pink! Ultimate Asian Food Friendly Wine is Rosé
The pink or Rosé wines, common in the South of France, the Loire Valley, Spain (rosado & clarete), Italy (rosso) and the New World are made from red grapes. Whilst they have the body and fruit flavours found in the red grapes, they do not have the tannins. Essentially, with white wine and red wine characters, Rosé wines are ideal for Asian food. They can handle fish sauces, strong shrimp pastes, spicy meats, garlic oil, salted preserved meats and vegetables, sweet & sour, Indian, and fried foods.
However if you are adventurous, here are some suggested Asian food Matches. Remember, taste is a personal preference and you may or may not agree with our suggestions. The best matches are those that you enjoy – who cares what other people say!
Young wines are fruity with tropical fruit or autumn fruit flavours. Many have an oaky-vanilla nuances. Most famous countries/regions are those from Burgundy’s Mersault (fruity and buttery style) and Chablis (steely and crisp version); Australia (fruity and oaky) & California (fruity and oaky). The oaky versions have an affinity with ginger and thus any dish with ginger as a ‘bridge’ ingredient will connect.
- Chicken with Cashews
- Szechuan Chicken with Dried Chilli
- Pepper Crab
- Butter Fried Soft Shell Crab
- Noodle Soup
- Roast Duck
- Roast Pork
- Stir-fried Scallops or Prawns with or without chilli
- Chicken Rice with ginger