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Mood and Wines

Mood and Wines

When it comes to wine pairings, most people usually ask about the food and wine pairings that work. But what about matching the right wine to the right moments – which wines are suitable on which occasions? We ask Group Sommelier Mentor at the White Rabbit – Kelvin Tay

“All these wines are selected in view of the style and mood, which are ideal for each occasion as we categorize them. But truly, why restrict your wine choices? ‘Life is too short to drink bad wines’- We only live once and let this be a life of great memory! Wines bring great enjoyment regardless of our situation and over time, it is a great exploration with the hundreds of thousands of wines available right now. Wines listed as followed have been tasted over time and have surely given me lots of deep impression in my sensory quest to find wines for each and every occasion.”

Quiet Evening At Home with your loved one’s snuggle on the couch, while watching a great dvd

Champagne Boizel Rose Brut N.V – Fresh clean, refreshing with good fruits & acidity integration, soft and elegant bubbles.

Domaine Dupont Tisserandot Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2012 – Dark fruits and Asian Spice, on palate it is well defined, pure, supple and has great complexity.

Quiet Evening On a Rainy Day

Champagne Chapuy Livrée Noire 2006 – Unique nose of citrus and spices, Full flavoured and fruits driven with lush and elegant structured.

Domaine Yves Cuilleron Condrieu La Petite Côté 2014 – Clean and pure, with honeyed apricots, white flowers, lavender and mineral, it is medium-bodied, fresh, and lively, with bright acidity.

Château de Berne Terres de Berne Rosé 2015 – Elegant notes citrus, red fruits and distinct minerality, medium-bodied, dry on the palate, with a crisp finish.

André Brunel Domaine Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Rouge 2013  – Notes of raspberries, white pepper and hint of spices, a forward, delicious wine.

Day at the Beach Lazing

Nino Franco Grave di Stecca 2011 – Hints apricots, yellow peaches and sweet spices. Refreshing acidity with a ripe core.

Domaine du Vissoux Fleurie Les Garants 2013 – An under-rated wine, with abundant of plum and black raspberry fruit with hints of violet and purple flower notes.

Weekend Staycation watching the Sunset

Champagne Chapuy Blanc de Blancs Brut Réserve 2008 – Offers high intensity of flavours thanks to the Chardonnay, featured by its floral, citrus, fine and light notes.

Domaine Alain Gras Saint Romain Blanc 2013 – Made from 40-year-old Chardonnay vines on clay and limestone, and it comes alive with a bright acidity, while remaining balanced with warmth, depth, completeness and round. Lush and Fresh!

Domaine Chevalier Père & Fils Gevrey Chambertin 2013 – An elegant and refined character, offering red and black fruits like strawberry, cherry and blackcurrant, evolving into cooked prune, peppery notes

Home-Cooked Meal (Asian Style) for that Quiet Escape

Domaine de la Bongran Viré-Clessé 2008 – A rich and generous bouquet, with scents of crème caramel, dried pineapple and hint of roasted almond, the palate is well-balanced with a fine acidity cutting with a core of honeyed fruit.

Domaine Philippe Colin Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Chenevottes 2012 – a stony, slightly pithy bouquet with fresh pear and lime flower notes, the wine is fresh and crisp with nicely integrated oak, candied peach and pineapple surfacing towards the long refined finish

Girl’s night out

Champagne Boizel Blanc de Noirs N.V – Aromatic with great richness and intense aroma of ripe apricots and toasted brioche. This is a seductive and refined champagne which you can drink at any time of the day.

Domaine Alain Pouilly Fume Cailbourdin Triptyque 2012 – Fine citrus and herbaceous notes. Pure acidity holds the wine together very well with long lingering finish. An incredible clean, fresh and impressively well balanced Pouilly Fume.

Mt Diffculty Estate Series Pinot Noir 2013 – Ripe and rich, with hint of black fruits with undertone of clove, anise and Asian spice notes. The wine displays lovely elegance.

Article contributed by Kelvin Tay, Group Sommelier Mentor for the White Rabbit

Kelvin Tay, The White Rabbit, Singapore


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