TET 2024 WINE SELECTION GUIDE: CAPTIVATING FLAVORS, ABUNDANT PROSPERITY

TET 2024 WINE SELECTION GUIDE: CAPTIVATING FLAVORS, ABUNDANT PROSPERITY

Red Apron Fine Wines And Spirits
Th 3 26/12/2023 8 minutes of reading
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On Tet, every small detail for this special occasion is emphasized, and wine is no exception. Choosing the right wine is not only an art but also an important "secret" to creating a warm and joyful atmosphere. Below are suggestions and tips to help you select delicious wines for your Tet feast.

 

1. Choose Wine According to Personal Taste

Each person's taste is different, and wine is no exception. If you enjoy the aroma of red fruits, Pinot Noir might be a suitable choice. Conversely, if you prefer a robust and spicy flavor, Shiraz could be an excellent option.

Here are the distinctive features of some wines made from popular grape varieties for your reference and to help you find a wine that suits your taste. Additionally, you can contact Red Apron for detailed advice on specific wine varieties.

 

Dominant aromas

Body

Pairing

Sauvignon Blanc

Herbaceous, Green Apple, Lime

Light-Bodied

Grilled Fish | Seafood | Roast White Meat | Sushi | Cha Ca | Pho Cuon

Chardonnay

Lemon, Green Apple, Peach, Mango, Pineapple, Oak

Light-Bodied (Cool climate) 

Full-Bodied (Warm climate)

White Meat | Fish in Butter | Creamy Sauce | Pasta Tonkotsu Ramen | Tom Kha Gai

Riesling

Citrus, Stone Fruit, White Flowers, Petrol

Medium-Bodied

Grilled Fish | Seafood | Roast White Meat | Spring Rolls | Green Mango Salad | Tom Yum

Pinot Noir

Black Cherry, Strawberry, Mushroom, Oak

Light-Bodied

Grilled Salmon | White Meat | Duck | Bun Bo Hue | Peking Duck

Merlot

Plum, Blackberry, Vanilla, Oak

Medium-Bodied

Red Meat | BBQ | Cold Cuts | Pizza | Pasta | Bun Bo Nam Bo | Peking Duck

Cabernet Sauvignon

Blackcurrant, Green Bell Pepper, Mint, Oak

Full-Bodied

Red Meat | BBQ | Cold Cuts | Pizza | Pasta | Bun Bo Nam Bo | Peking Duck

Shiraz/Syrah

Black Cherry, Spice, Cinnamon, Oak

Full-Bodied

Red Meat | BBQ | Game | Stew | Bo Sot Vang | Bun Bo Nam Bo

Malbec

Blackberry, Plum, Vanilla

Full-Bodied

Red Meat | BBQ | Cold Cuts | Bun Bo Nam Bo | Peking Duck

 

2. Choose Wine According to Vintage

A distinctive factor that sets wine apart from many other beverages and luxury items lies in the element of vintage. Many enthusiasts enjoy collecting excellent wines with meaningful vintages for Tet, symbolizing their hopes for a lucky and prosperous new year. In 2024, after a year of hard work, it's the perfect time to treat ourselves to wines with significant vintages to enjoy during the New Year or store in the wine cellar, awaiting a special occasion to uncork.

Additionally, the vintage is a crucial factor that greatly influences the quality of wine as each year can bring different weather conditions and soil characteristics. You should select wines from outstanding years, ones that are particularly stable and favorable for grape cultivation.

 

3. Astrological Harmony for the New Year

Vietnamese people often believe that each new year carries a different astrological sign. Choose wines that reflect the characteristics of that year to attract fortune and luck. This year is the Year of the Dragon, and you can opt for wines produced in regions renowned for their robust and elegant wine flavors.

If you want to experience sophistication and elegance, try Chianti Classico wines from Tuscany. Chianti Classico Riserva often carries the scent of red fruits and a light, crisp taste, coupled with a unique tannic structure. Bordeaux, with grape varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, offers complex, multifaceted wines with flavors of black currant, plum, and spices.

Furthermore, Heathcote in Australia is worth mentioning if you wish to explore powerful Shiraz wines with intense aromas. For those who prefer bold flavors, choose Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley, with a harmonious taste of black fruits, spices, and a soft, velvety tannic structure.

Choosing wine for Tet is not just about shopping; it is an artistic experience. Learning about the type of wine, grape varieties, vintage, and pairing with food will help you create a warm, joyful, and lucky atmosphere on this important holiday. Let this "secret" become a bridge for memorable moments in your family!

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