sourcing superb wines Thailand wines have not featured high on the look
for list, but with a new approach by local winemaking industries, borrowing
tecnologies from France and Australia, Thai wines have found a new prominence
in the market.
CHATEAU DE LOEI LABEL
An example of Thai excellence is the Chateau de Loei label. The winery
is situated in the Loei province at Phu Rua. Below is a list of their
available wines, they are available in most Thailand hotels and clubs.
They are also finding their way around the world. Thailands most successful
wine maker, their wines were launched in 1996 and are now producing two
crops a year and a half a million bottles annually. Exporting to Europe,
America and japan.
Chenin Blanc. White.
Fresh, fruity, flavorful and finishes with a pleasant touch of sweetness.
Great as an aperitif, or serve with spicy Thai food, fish, seafood and
chicken. Chenin Blanc. White Extra Dry.
Has a fresh and fragrant bouquet, fine, flavorful and dry.
Great served with Thai dishes with seafood. The dry flavour of this wine
enhances the spiciness of a Thai seafood dish.Chenin Blanc. White Dessert
A rich sweet flavour of a late season harvest.
Great with a not too heavy desert dessert or skip the desert and just
have the wine. RED WINES:Syrah. Red.
A deep fruity taste with fine soft tannins and a supple oak, a nice cherry
Goes well with a slow cooked red meat dish, or a full tasting spicy Thai
dish.Syrah. Red Reserve.
intense red colour, heaps of bold oak, but balanced with a full ripe berry
fruit flavour and an agreeable mellow tannin finish. Drink on its own
or with dishes that aren't too heavy on the spices.
Fresh and lively, a nice fruity flavour and a sweet clean fresh finish.
Agreeable with most foods, a good allrounder. Goes great with a delicate
More and more the drinking of wines are becoming popular in Thailand no
thanks to the government. Unfortunately government tax is heavy on all
alcahol. Imported wine cops a hefty 340% tax. Once this comes down then
undoubtedly the popularity of wine will increase.
Another of Thailand's wineries is the winery Siam Winery. it's located
in the area known as the floating vineyards. Near Samut Sakorn. The oldest
viticultural area in Thailand and also the largest. The vines seperated
by canals are harvested by boat. The grape varieties found here are Pok
Dum and Malaga Blanc. They are used in the making of Thai white wines.Siam
Winery is dedicated to making wines to accompany and complement spicy
Thai food. With the popularity of thai food throughout the world, this
venture should prove to very profitable.
A SELECTION OF THAI
Red wine grapes are
grown in the hills of Pak Chong. Its climate is cooler and more suitable
for the Shiraz and Colombard grapes and other internationally known grape
Monsoon Valley Red:–
a dry red. Blended with Pok Dum, Syrah and Muscat grapes.
Fruity aroma with a touch of spice with the subtlety of oak.
Monsoon Valley Shiraz
Special Reserve: – made on Shiraz grapes.
A full bodied, dark puple robe. Fragrant, spicy with the hint of cedar.
An intense taste of rich plum. Nice smooth finish
.Monsoon Valley White:–
a dry white.
Blended from Malaga Blanc and Colombard grapes. The colour is pale golden
with green hue. The It has a estery, floral aroma, and is light , bright
and delicate with clean citrus flavours and a refreshing acidity.
Monsoon Valley Rose: pinkish colour with a hint of orange.
A rich plum fruity aroma. Has a taste of watermelon mixed with a hint
of mango and kiwi.
A light bodied, crisp and fresh, finishing delicately.