During our Chinese New Year dinner at home, I was sent 2 bottles of Haywire’s Lunar New Year Red & White to celebrate the year of the monkey. I headed to my parents place with both wines to enjoy them with our dinner.
Both wines are crafted to work in perfect harmony with Chinese cuisine. The blends of wine are tweaked for Chinese dishes based off the types of grapes they use. Both wines cost under $20 and was sold in limited quantities for Chinese New Year.
The Lunar Red is made from Gamay Noir and Syrah. When you drink it, it has a blackberry finish with slight caramel notes. It pairs with stir fried vegetables, grilled sable fish, or BBQ duck.
I’m not a red wine drinker, so I gravitated more to the white wine.
The Lunar White is a blend of Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay with small amounts of Pinot Gris and Viognier. It has aromatics of spice and floral notes, and coats the palate with tropical fruit while retaining delicacy and freshness. You will want to pair this with seafood, as well as fried noodles or rice.
If you are heading to others places for Chinese New Year next year, grab a bottle or 2 of Haywire Wine’s Lunar Wines to celebrate. It pairs well with the dishes and its a fun item to give others. What other wines are made especially for this occasion?