Alcohol: 15.5 - 16% depending on vintage
We suggest: serve with matured hard cheese, stewed meat (try Shanghainese dishes!)
Amarone needs to breathe - open at least 1 hour ahead, decanting is optional. Best served at 16 degrees C.
We suggest: serve with richer flavour food but finer texture such as winter stew (try Chinese preserved vegetable with pork belly); also go well with matured hard cheese.
This Amarone Riserva needs to breathe - open at least 2 hour ahead, decanting is optional. Best served at 16 degrees C.
What is it like: think of it as a cross of a Valpolicella and a Super Tuscan wines, but a lighter touch and more fun. “qb”, as Cubi is pronounced, is the wine-maker’s wine without following appellation rules, like the chefs’ own dishes made for their families and friends. It is made for a leisure lunch at weekends, or evening drinks with friends.
Served best slightly cooler around 13-14 degrees C (chilled in the fridge but allow it to warm up for half an hour).
We suggest: enjoy it as aperitif, with seafood (try it with sashimi!) or snacks.
The wine tastes best when slightly chilled (10 degrees C) to cool (16C).
We suggest: you can drink it slightly chilled (12 degrees celsius) as a thirst-quenching aperitif, or slightly warmer (15-16 degrees) to bring out the fruity aromas and light tannins when having lighter food.
What is it like: if you know Amarone already, then it is almost a junior Amarone. It has an enticing aromas of brandy, ripe cherries, even a whiff of cured meat if you allow the wine to breathe longer. There is a good balance of medium body, acidity and tannins, making it a good pair with stewed dishes, roasted duck, or richly cheesy lasagna.
Open at least an hour ahead and serve at around 18 degrees C.