WYKwinos Report No.1

                     WYKwinos Report No.1   

Date/Time: Sat. Nov. 14, 2009; 2:00 – 5:ish pm

Place: Family Dining Rm; Mon Sheong Court

1st Bottle 1999 Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Schonborn        

1999 Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Schonborn

Varietal: Riesling Winery/Producer: Schloss Schonborn
Type: White Wine Year: 1999
Cost: $17.95 Region: Germany Rheingau
Food to match: 時菜班球  
Remarks:
2nd Bottle 2006 Pinot Noir, Domaine Carneros                

2006 Pinot Noir, Domaine Carneros

Varietal: Pinot Noir Winery/Producer: Domaine Carneros
Type: Red Wine Year: 2006
Cost: $34.95 Region: USA, California, Sonoma
Food to match: 燒鴨  
Remarks:
3rd Bottle 2006 Domaine Debray Bourgogne Hautes Cote De Beaune                  

2006 Domaine Debray Bourgogne Hautes Cote De Beaune

Varietal: Pinot Noir Winery/Producer: Domaine Debray
Type: Red Wine Year: 2006
Cost: $17.95 Region: France, Burgundy, Bourgogne
Food to match: 卤水墨鱼  
Remarks:

 

Wine & Food Pairings

1.  时菜班球 ($8.95) 配1999 Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Schonborn ($17.95)
This is a parallel tasting: matching the light fish texture with a light German Riesling.  Because Chinese cooks always use sugar in their cooking, I chose a Kabinett instead of an extra dry white.

Schloss Schonborn is one of the biggest RHEINGAU Estates based at HATTENHEIM.  It produces full flavoured wines which are variable.

Kabinett is the term used for the lightest category of natural German wines. It is low in alcohol (RIES averages 7-9 %) but capable of sublime finesse.  It can be unsugared or slightly sweet.

2. 烧鸭 ($9.30) & 2006 Pinot Noir, Domaine Carneros, Sonoma, California ($34.95)
This & the next red wines are called contrast tasting: cutting the greasiness of the duck with the  acidity of the pinot, whose flavor & texture also contrast that of the Chinese roast duck.
Carneros Creek is famous for its focus on Pinot.  Its lightheartedly fruity Fleur is a better match to the烧鸭 than a regular red Burgundy。Its well-oaked Reserve and estate bottlings are even better than the Domaine above, but they are well beyond our present budget.

3. 卤水墨鱼 ($11.35) & 2006 Bourgogne, Domaine Cote De Beaune ($17.95)

墨鱼 is more chewy & blander than the duck, so I chose a fuller body but lighter-palate red burgundy to contrast with it.

Beaune is the historic wine capital of Burgundy. Wines are middle-ranked classic burgundy.

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