What are the Secrets that Tannins Take?

Posted on October 26, 2019 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

Normally people can’t feel tannins by smelling, but by tasting.

  • Where’s it from? It’s from grape skin, grape seeds, grape stems and oak barrel.
  • What does it taste? According to French Agricultural Scientific Research professor, Genevieve Conejero, tannins make you feel like “a cat is licking your hand”. If tannins are not full and ripe, it would taste acerbic, like gravel, which takes time to become smoother and dedicate.
  • What does it impact? Tannins not only increase acerbity but also enrich wine complexity by reacting with other substances.
  • What is it like? It’s like a natural aseptic, anti-oxidative, which prevents wine to become sour by oxidation. It plays an important role in red wine of many years’ standing. A red wine in good vintage will be amazing after 10 years’ storage.

For example, our very good red dining wine, 2011 Chateau Le Pey Magnum, you won’t be disappointed.   

Tannin vs Oak Barrel

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What to Pair?

Posted on October 04, 2019 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

This Rheingau estate has 33 hectares planted to riesling and pinot noir. The vineyards are exclusively VDP classified Erste Lagen (Premier Crus) and Grosse Lagen (Grands Crus). August Kesseler is managing director in charge of sales. The Premier Cru Lorcher Schlossberg is on very steep slopes and rated a Premier Cru. All August Kesseler wines are vinified in a 1792 cellar beaten into the slate in Assmannshauser Hollenberg. This 12-year young Auslese is bright gold in shimmer. Intense pineapple/mango/orange marmalade fruit. Long and rich palate. Very good acidity.

2007 August Kesseler Riesling Rheingau

Delicious on its own, it was also outstanding with this Singapore-style lobster dish in Lei Garden, Wanchai, Hong Kong. The sweet/sour/chilli sauce is a lighter, less spicy version of the sauce in Singapore’s Chilli Crab.

Lei garden Wanchai is a 100 Top Chinese Restaurants of the World 2019.

Singapore-style Lobster Dish

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Do You Know What are the Best Matches for Malbec?

Posted on September 27, 2019 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

God gave Malbec as a gift to Argentina, where planted over 20,000 hectares of it. It is the main and largest grape variety in good quality.

The special climate makes the grape aroma complicated, typically garnet berry, black berry, blue berry, plum, cedar and smoked tastes, which could produce very nice full-bodied and strong red wine without mixture of any other varieties.

Young Malbec could match best with below food:

E.g. 2015 Luigi Bosca Finca La Linda Malbec

  • Smoked beef
  • Spaghetti
  • Spaghetti Bolognese (English or American Style)
  • Fajitas
  • Beef taco
  • Beef Steak Hamburger
  • Fried beef with curry

If you haven’t ever tried the above, please feel free to take a look at our Argentine Malbec wine.

Argentina Malbec

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2019 New Matches for Moon Cakes and Wines

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

As Mid Autumn Day is coming, will you try wine and moon cakes?

Wine contains rich amino acid and mineral substance and vitamins, which can neutralize greasy tastes of moon cakes. Different styles of moon cakes should match different wines.

The matches are different from that of last year. Please try the new tastes!

Wine and Moon Cakes

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2019 Decanter Asian Wine Awards

Posted on September 06, 2019 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments

The 8th Decanter Asia Wine Awards launched this week, from 3 Sep to 6 Sep. Seven international professors composed chairman jury and over 50 Asian experts are visiting Hong Kong, from a consumer’s perspective, rate and taste more than 3000 types of wine from 34 countries.

Jeannie Cho Lee MW made a speech: “whatever the world may be, wine should be our common language.”

Decanter Asian Wine Awards (DAWA) is the sister event of Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), the biggest wine competition worldwide. DAWA mainly focuses on Asian market.

The awards list will be released later September.

We will keep you posted.

Decanter Asian Wine Awards

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