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Austrian Wine with Asian Cuisine

Pulau Uban
Written by Aksel Ritenis
Pulau UbanThe firm, robust Grüner Veltliner is clearly the most universal food companion. With its full, balanced body and its power and finesse, Grüner Veltliner is the ideal companion for an array of Asian dishes prepared in a variety of ways. Whether fish or meat, fish appetizers or even classic Dim Sum and spring rolls – there is perfect harmony. This wine stands up so well to sharp flavours and, with its well-integrated acidity, is incredibly refreshing on the palate. And in its full-bodied form, Grüner Veltliner with balance, mature acidity – and no oaky flavour, of course – is incomparably sublime when paired with umami-rich foods. This is also true for some of Austria’s regional stars like Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Roter Veltliner, Weissburgunder or Neuburger, when vinified in the same style as Grüner Veltliner.

Raw Fish: Sushi, Sashimi, Umami-rich Tuna (as tartar or gently seared)
Pairs nicely with:
– Classic young Grüner Veltliner with a maximum of 13% alcohol and matured in steel tanks: the soft, cool and not quite fully-developed flavours emphasize the clarity and freshness of raw fish. The light acidity enlivens the pure flavours of the dish and lends finesse to it as well. Harmonious and animating.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (raw) with shrimp and fresh herbs
Pairs nicely with:
– Grüner Veltliner:
light and racy with subtle fruit; current vintage. The delicate fruit tones fit so wonderfully with shrimp; at the same time, the Grüner Veltliner’s spiciness carries the intensity of the fresh herbs.

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