Two Tinazzi wines to pair with Chinese cuisine


Tinazzi Winery suggests two wines available in the Chinese market to pair them with the dishes recommended by the Chefs of the Chinese Cuisines Meet Italian Wines Guide 中餐意酒.


The name of the wine “Lunante” derives from the Italian word “luna”, which in English means “moon” and refers to the fact that grapes are harvested only at night to maintain their freshness. After being destemmed and crushed, the grapes are fermented and gently pressed, and the resulting wine is then passed over the skins of grapes used for Amarone (the “ripasso”). Deep ruby red, with a fruity bouquet with notes of liquorice, toasting and hints of spices, the wine ages from 12 to 18 months in new French and American oak barrels.

Pairing: Braised Pork Belly with mountain yam, by Chef Li Dong

The pork belly is braised in the Shaoxing wine, but its intense flavour and taste doesn’t overwhelm the distinctive taste of the pork belly and gives a pleasant aromatic twist to the mountain yam. The full body wine with its hints of plum, chocolate and balsamic spices is a suitable match indeed for the braised pork, and both its richness and intensity are of the same levels of the condiment.


The grapes of the “La Bastia” are carefully selected, put into small crates and dried in well-ventilated rooms for about 3-4 month. When the right dryness is reached, only the best grapes are used for the production of Amarone wine. Complex, with hints of red berry fruit (prunes and cherries), slightly spicy and balsamic notes with a hint of chocolate, this ample and multifaceted wine ages from 12 to 18 months in French and American oak barrels.

Pairing: Vanilla Fried Lamb Chops, by Chef Dong Biao

Find the recipe here

The combination of lamb and mashed potato marry perfectly with this full-bodied and complex Amarone. The hints of vanilla of the dish tune in with the bouquet of the wine that has vanilla as well in its notes together with the aromas of red berry fruit like cherry and plum. Its long finish is an enhancement of the taste of the dish.

TINAZZI - Tinazzi is a wine-making family company from Northern Italy, founded in 1968, with vineyards in two important Italian viticultural regions: Veneto and Puglia. Gian Andrea Tinazzi, the founder's son, over the years he transformed the family business from a local reality to the international group it is today. Under his leadership, the group produces traditional wines of the highest quality, sold in over 30 countries around the world. The prestigious international awards, such as the recognition of renowned magazines such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Decanter, are just the last piece in the history of wine.

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