Wine of the Day • 3 June 2020

La Marca DOC Prosecco 

Prosecco used to be the name of the grape that produced Prosecco. Then, in 2009, it was renamed glera to avoid confusion and to firmly establish the Prosecco DOC and DOCG. In order to be called Prosecco, the wine must contain at least 85% of glera. Sparkling or spumante Prosecco, the bubbles are produced through the charmat method introduced inside a pressurized stainless steel tank. This is unlike Champagne and Franciacorta where their bubbles are created through a secondary fermentation inside the bottle. Bright, light green straw. Lively on the nose and palate. Granny Smith apples, Nashi pears, grapefruit, complete with a hint of young honey. A good thirst quencher with a pinch of sweetness on the finish. Medium-bodied, this Italian sparkler will pair very nicely with finger foods, sushi, tempura, and dim sum.

Sushi and tempura

Lin Heung Tea Room • Hong Kong
160-164 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan • 852 2544 4556
蓮香茶室 • 中環威靈頓街160-164號

  • Top 100 Chinese Restaurant of the World 2019 & 2020 (2 Consecutive Years)
  • Original Guangdong restaurant founded in 1889 which changed name to Lin Heung or “Fragrant Lotus” in 1910
  • Hong Kong outlet founded in 1918 – moved to present Wellington Street location in 1996
  • A Hong Kong institution which continues to offer old fashioned dim sums in pushcarts

Read story in 100 Top Chinese Restaurants of the World 2020 P.148-145.

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