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Sweet and Sour Pork Wine Pairing

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Sweet and Sour Pork Wine Pairing

Sweet and sour pork or “ku lou yuk” in Cantonese is a Chinese dish which is very popular in Asia especially Malaysia and Singapore and also in Australia too. You can find the dish in most Chinese restaurants in Asia.

It is a simple dish, pork belly coated with flour deep fried to perfection and stir fried with tomato sauce and vegetables. The vegetables vary depending on the chef but usually you can find slices of cucumber, tomato, onion, pineapple and sometimes capsicum.

Sweet and sour pork.

The pork should be crispy, carefully coated with the sweet and sour sauce and also maintaining the soft texture of the meat. It sounds easy but it is hard to achieve. It requires proper ingredients, skills and techniques to produce excellent sweet and sour pork.

We usually eat it with white rice but did you know sweet and sour pork also goes very well with wine?

I know it sounds crazy but imagine you can pair it with wine, why not?

So with the help of the people of Winetalk.com.my, I  found a suitable wine to pair with Sweet and Sour Pork.

The wine is called Château Fontarèche Corbières ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Rouge (priced at RM 82.68 with GST), it is a red wine from France.

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A little bit of history of this wine, the Château de Fontarèche is one of the oldest estates in the Southern-France region of Le Languedoc, nestled between the Mediterranean Sea, the medieval, Unesco-World Heritage fortified city of Carcassonne and the Canal-Du-Midi in the Corbières appellation. I heard so much about the vineries in this part of France as they produced some of the finest wines in the world. The last time I was in France was just a couple of days in Paris, maybe I should visit this region on my next trip.

 

This red Corbières comes from a blend of traditional grapes, sourced from 2 parcels of up to 30 years old low-yielding vines, and is aged partially in oak and stainless steel.  It offers a deep red with garnet tints, with highly expressive nose of red fruits (jammy raspberry and strawberry), lightly toasted, with some hints of flint stone. The taste is deliciously full, crisp palate with supple tannins, leading to a long finish of red fruit and fresh spice. Thus, it makes it perfect to complement the delicious flavours of sweet and sour pork.


In conclusion, Château de Fontarèche is a wine of distinct personality, typical of the appellation – to decant for optimum enjoyment. Order the wine at www.winetalk.com.my and use my code PLACES50 to get RM 50 off with any order worth RM 250. Remember to share the code with your friends or share this post on Facebook. Sharing is caring!

Exclusive for readers of www.placesandfoods.com:

  • RM60 discount 
  • Minimum spend of RM180 
  • Code: PLACES60 to REDEEM RM 60 at Winetalk.com.my

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