Mets & Vins - Que boire avec une fondue Chinoise ? - Les Grappes

What to drink with Chinese fondue?

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, Les Grappes offers you some food and wine pairings around Chinese gastronomy. Indeed, if you play the game and present a Chinese meal, don't overlook the wine which will be the perfect accompaniment to your dishes. Here, make way for Chinese fondue, a must in Chinese cuisine. Here are a few tips to accompany your dish!

If you are in a hurry

If you are short of time and want to save time when choosing your wine, go for Alsace white wines. These are the simple solution to accompany your dish: light, dry and fruity, they will marry perfectly with your Fondue Chinoise.

The perfect match

To accompany your Fondue Chinoise, nothing better than a dry white wine rather young. These still wines will underline the lightness of your dish and will marry perfectly with the fish that you can put in your fondue. Thus a dry, fruity and nervous Alsace wine will be able to sublimate your Chinese fondue.
For a more greedy wine, you can also take a soft white wine, which will bring a sweet touch to your dish. Since fondue is a light dish, a sweet white Jurançon could, for example, bring a touch of greediness that will enhance your dish.
If you prefer a red wine, choose it young and dry as well, to keep in line with the aromas of your dish.

The ideal appellations

If you choose to serve a white wine, opt for a Pouilly-Fuissé les crays, or a Mâcon Villages. To go to the most obvious, you can also serve an Alsace wine such as Riesling.
For a red wine, choose a red Mâcon Peronne, or a red Saumur. These are dry still wines that will stay in the tone of your dish.

A convivial dish

Like all fondues, Chinese fondue is a dish that can be shared in a friendly atmosphere. Unlike our traditional fondues, it has the advantage of being very low in calories since it does not contain cheese and tends to contain fish. A white wine from Alsace will bring fruity touches without being too sweet.

The Fondue Chinoise is in fact a broth placed in the centre of the table in which the guests are invited to plunge various ingredients in order to cook them: fish, seafood, sliced meat, vegetables, pasta...

Now all you have to do is celebrate the Chinese New Year while enjoying your Chinese fondue, accompanied by a wonderful wine.

Marie Lecrosnier-Wittkowsky (for Les Grappes)

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