Concha y Toro

Ania Smolec 29/10/2013

Red wines & Chinese Cuisine


Chinese cuisine integrates several colors and tastes. They come from characteristic ingredients and many cooking methods. Next to aromas of herbs and spices, are those from drying, salting, pickling, fermenting the products. That makes pairing Chinese regional food with wine a challenge.

Casillero de Diablo Shiraz Rosé

RoseWhen it comes to the soft Cantonese dim sum – heart shape appetizers in bite size, and its diversity, rosé wine is a perfect match. The dim sum include dumplings, sea food, fishes, meat, vegetables, and cooked but also fried products. Casillero de Diablo Shiraz Rosé has the character, the structure and the aromas of a red variety but, in this style the wine has freshness and the elegance of a white wine. This rosé will handle the spiciness and body of  heavier dishes, but also will fit to the smooth products. Rosé wine made from Shiraz with its hint of spiciness, pairs perfectly with ginger based recipes, as well with sweet and sour sauce.


Casillero del Diablo Pinot Noir

Pinot-NoirCasillero del Diablo Pinot Noir is a medium body red wine. Its bouquet includes the notes of strawberries and raspberries. Wine gains complexity with the aging in the French oak. This frutal character makes the matching with Chinese roasted pork belly as an irresistible and inseparable. Slow prepared pork becomes crisp, crunchy, soft, tender meat.


Casillero del Diablo Merlot

MerlotPeking duck is one of the most famous dishes of China. It has been prepared since the imperial era. The procedure of cooking takes lots of time. Dish conquest the palettes with subtle structure and aromatic taste. This recipe demands a light to medium body red wine. The most wanted in the wine are complementary aromas like dark plums, red berries, spices. That is why the perfect, harmonious pairing for this duck will be the Casillero del Diablo Merlot, with its velvety, rich and long body and of course subtle, fine aromas like dark chocolate, red berries.


Casillero del Diablo Malbec

MalbecCasillero del Diablo Malbec with its luscious fruit aromas of black cherries, dark plums seduces also with bouquet based on pepper aromaDark purple color, delicious aromas and good structure make this wine perfect match for Chinese dishes seasoned with hoisin sauce. This sauce contains toasted mashed soy beans, starches such as sweet potato, wheat or rice, white distilled vinegar, salt, garlic, red chili peppers. Dipping with this sauce is especially common in Cantonesecuisine, but in many regions it is possible to find rolls, pork or Peking duck served with hoisin.


Casillero del Diablo Malbec

ShirazCasillero del Diablo Shiraz is the medium body wine with elegant, soft tannins and the well pointed fruitiness. The dark cherries and currants are surrounded by the notes of cedar. This wine matches the voluptuous, full of spices recipe of a hot pot stew. The typical hot pot dish includes thinly sliced meat, vegetables, mushrooms, egg dumplings, seafood. Shiraz underlines the recipe aromas, but also fits extraordinary to the cooked meat in the stew.


Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet-SauvignonAnother face of Chinese cuisine is the strong protein food, like beef or black beans sauces. Those want more body also in wine. And the body in the wine means tanninsCasillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon with its good structure and well balanced tannis will be excellent to Szechuan beef. To complement the oriental aromas in the dish, this wine has to offer also wonderful fruity of plums and blackcurrants.