Be Inspired Vietnamese Drinks Pairing
In collaboration with Roberto Dessanti of Euro Concepts
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With French cuisine and culture woven through it, Vietnamese is easier than most South-East Asian cuisines to pair with wine. While the bolder flavours of fish sauce and chilli call for some thoughtful matches – and a refreshing beer is always a safe option – we hope you’ll enjoy this selection of 8 European and Australian wines chosen to match the dishes in this month’s menus. Each box includes a bottle of each of the following wines.
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Majolini Franciacorta Brut Rosé DOCG NV
A Vietnamese 333 beer is a great accompaniment to fresh rice paper rolls (and we’re sending you a couple), but I prefer a glass of sparkling Franciacorta, like the organic brut rosé from Majolini not least because its pretty colour echoes that of the pink prawns in the rolls!
Borgo Magredo Sauvignon Friuli Grave DOC 2019
This aromatic sauvignon blanc from Borgo Magredo harmonizes beautifully with the marinade in Mark’s Five-spice Quail, while the balanced acid cuts through the richness really well.
White Fences Sauvignon Blanc 2019
You’ll need a fruity wine to match the sweetness of our Caramelized Clay Pot Salmon and this sauvignon blanc from Mudgee works perfectly with its floral notes, fruit-forward palate and dry finish.
Bosca Secco Asti DOCG NV
Our classic Vietnamese Coconut Crème Caramel is especially delicious with a glass of this dry sparkling wine from Piedmont, its creamy bead echoes the creamy custard perfectly.
Borgo Magredo 2019 Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave DOC
The pinot grigio from Borgo Magredo is a fuller-bodied style than many with good fruit on the nose and palate (think ripe apples and pears) and a pleasant bitter note at the end, which complements the herbs and nuoc mam cham in our bánh xeo so well.
Rocca 2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
I love a soft red wine with Vietnam’s lemon-cured beef, something with enough body to meet the sirloin but light enough not to overpower the herbs, the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Rocca works a treat!
Vigna del Cristo 2018 Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC
Vigna del Cristo, a pale pink Lambrusco from Emilia-Romagna, is an excellent match for the herbs and spices in our stir-fried pork with lemongrass, chilli & garlic.
Pfeiffer Seriously Pink fortified
This pink fortified wine from Rutherglen in Victoria (Australia’s home of fortifieds) is a great match, both in colour and flavour, for the watermelon jelly in our Vietnamese-inspired fruit salad. It’s an intriguing blend of touriga, tempranillo, shiraz and gewürztraminer.
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