Wine Companion for MoonCakes
Although Chinese tea, like Pu Erh, Oolong are traditional drinks to go with mooncakes during the Mid-autumn festival. Wine can offer a surprising partnership when it pairs with mooncakes.
We have selected three wines from the store as good companions for mooncakes.
- The mouth-watering snow skin mooncakes, often filled with lotus seed, green bean, green tea, or fruit-flavoured pastes, can go well with the "Luna Spark" dessert wine. This semi-sweet wine comes from late picked Semillon grapes. The zesty lemon-honey character with a gentle sparkle of spritz bubbles makes it a refreshing palate cleanser. When the moon is at its fullest, have a sip of the "Luna Spark".
- Classic baked mooncakes, usually appear with red-dates or red-bean pastes together with salted egg yolks, are sweet and intensely rich. The Rosalie Joan Verdelho, renowned for its lovely balance of acid and tropical fruit character, renders a refreshing contrast, especially to egg yolks. The ripe passionfruit aroma with hints of freshly picked stone fruit can melt the sweetness, adding a refined finish and leaving your palate ready for more.
- Sparkling wine, like the "Blanc de Blancs"，is crisp and bubbly. Its vibrant lime and peach flavours with the sparkling fritz can cut through the sweetness of mooncakes. The "Blanc de Blancs" will not go wrong, even when it comes to the heavy-duty of durian-flavoured or dark chocolate mooncakes.
- The serving temperature of various wines can be referred in below guideline:
Raise the glass, have a toast to the coming full moon of Mid-autumn,