Menard from Gascony meets Grace Chang in Taipei

Red wine is still dominating white wine consumption all around the world. If tradition and health matters are part of an explanation, this is not consistent from a sensorial point of view, as white wines offer such a wide range of different flavours ; one would say larger than red wines. White wines are far away better fitted for pairing meals ; from aperitives to desserts, from vegetables to fruits, from meats to seafood, from spices to cheeses! Sharp, fleshy, dry, sweet, flowery, mineral, fruity, one can enjoy many possibilities with white wines.

Grace Bodega in Taipei

Grace in her shop / Grace Bodega (智蕴酒藏)
No.352, Sec.4, Heping East Rd., Wen Shan Dist. Taipei 11655, Taiwan

Grace Chang is one of the white wines defenders and we can find a fine balanced white/red selection in her shop Grace Bodega in Taipei.
Her last crush for white wines comes from Domaine de Menard in Gascony. Colombard, Gros Manseng and Ugni Blanc grape varieties, typical from Côtes de Gascogne and Armagnac Appellations produce aromatic and fresh and friendly wines with citrus, passion fruit and pineapple notes in their white dry wines ; whereas sweet wines from Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng have peach, dry apricot and honey aromas.

 

Eight Nine Teppanyaki cooking Big Mushroom

Eight Nine Teppanyaki (八九本鐵板燒) and its Master Chef cooking Big Mushroom
No.279, Sec.2, Keelung Rd., Da-an Dist. Taipei

 

Here is Grace meal proposal for having taiwanese meal with Menard Cotes de Gascogne wines.
We were lucky to have it prepared for us and in front of us in the famous Eight Nine Teppanyaki restaurant !

Grace Menu :

Basil Beef Roll

Basil Beef Roll
紫蘇牛肉捲

Matsusaka Pig Meat Fried

Matsusaka Pig Meat Fried
松阪豬炒飯

Colombard Ugni Blanc

Colombard Ugni Blanc

Big Mushroom

Big Mushroom
乾煎大蘑菇

Fresh Sea Fish

Fresh Sea Fish
今日鮮海魚

Cuvée Marine Domaine de Mesnard

Cuvée Marine

Fried Stone Oyster

Fried Stone Oyster
乾煎石蚵

Armagnac 1990 Domaine de Mesnard

Armagnac 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gros Manseng

Gros Manseng

 

 

Fried Fresh Foie Gras

Fried Fresh Foie Gras
新鮮法國肥鵝肝