Have you ever tasted the exotic flavors of the Philippines in a glass? As a proud Filipino, let's make it a point to support local brands that highlight the best of our cuisine and culture. One such noteworthy discovery is Vin de Pays, an artisanal fruit wine collection that captures the essence of native Filipino fruits like guyabano, also known as soursop, and mangosteen. With four varieties to choose from - mangosteen, guyabano, guyabano green tea, and guyabano mangosteen - Vin de Pays offers a taste of the islands in every sip. Best of all, these fruit-forward wines pair perfectly with classic Filipino dishes like lechon, adobo, and sinigang. By purchasing Vin de Pays, you're not just enjoying a crisp glass of wine, you're also supporting local farmers, preserving agricultural heritage, and toasting to Filipino pride.
Mangosteen Wine: A Tropical Delight
Mangosteen, the queen of tropical fruit, is the star of Vin de Pays’ mangosteen wine. This exotic fruit native to Southeast Asia has a sweet and tangy flavor that shines through in every sip.
Once you pop open a bottle, the fresh, floral aroma fills the air. The wine has a gorgeous pink hue and tastes like a tropical vacation - sweet mangosteen balanced with bright, citrusy notes. Each fruit is handpicked at the peak of ripeness to capture the most flavor.
Mangosteen wine pairs perfectly with classic Filipino dishes like:
- Lechon (roast pork): The wine’s sweet and tangy flavor cuts through the rich and fatty pork.
- Adobo (meat or seafood braised in garlic sauce): The fresh, fruity wine complements the savory and garlicky adobo.
- Sinigang (sour soup): A splash of mangosteen wine adds a touch of sweetness to balance the soup’s tartness.
Mangosteen wine lets you savor an authentic taste of the tropics and toast to the vibrant flavors of Filipino culture. Cheers to Filipino pride and the queen of fruit, mangosteen!
Guyabano Wine: The blend of Citrus and Tropical Notes
The guyabano fruit, also known as soursop, not only has a sweet and creamy flavor, but it also packs some serious health benefits. When you take a sip of Vin de Pays Guyabano Wine, you're getting all the nutritional benefits of this tropical fruit in a glass. The wine has notes of citrus, pear, and banana, with a smooth finish.
Guyabano wine pairs perfectly with classic Filipino dishes like:
Kare-Kare: The creamy and savory peanut sauce of kare-kare, a Filipino stew made with oxtail or tripe, pairs nicely with the fruity undertones of guyabano wine.
Pancit Palabok: This Filipino noodle dish topped with shrimp, crushed chicharon (pork cracklings), and a savory sauce benefits from the tropical and citrusy flavors of guyabano wine.
- Lumpia: Whether it's the fresh spring rolls (lumpiang sariwa) or the fried version (lumpiang Shanghai), guyabano wine's fruity and slightly sweet characteristics can complement the savory and crunchy lumpia.
Guyabano Green Tea: An Unlikely Yet Delightful Pairing
The Guyabano Green Tea wine offers an unexpected yet pleasant surprise. At first sip, the floral notes of the guyabano fruit blend deliciously with the earthy green tea flavors. The result is a crisp, refreshing wine that pairs well with many savory Filipino dishes:
Bistek Tagalog: Bistek Tagalog is a Filipino beef steak dish marinated in a tangy soy sauce and calamansi (Filipino lime) mixture. The subtle bitterness of green tea in the wine can cut through the richness of the beef and complement the savory flavors.
Kinilaw: Kinilaw is a Filipino-style ceviche made with raw fish or seafood marinated in vinegar and calamansi juice. The light and citrusy flavors of Guyabano Green Tea wine complement the tangy and acidic elements of the dish.
- Sisig: Sisig is a sizzling dish made with chopped and seasoned pig's face or other meat parts. The clean and crisp profile of Guyabano Green Tea wine can help balance the rich and flavorful nature of sisig.
This unlikely yet clever combination of guyabano and green tea results in an easy-drinking wine that pays homage to native Filipino fruits and culture. Expand your palate and experience how well it complements traditional home-style cooking.
Guyabano Mangosteen: Best of Both Worlds
The Guyabano Mangosteen flavor offers the best of two tropical fruits in one glass.
The guyabano, also known as soursop, has a creamy citrus flavor with subtle tropical notes. Mangosteen is sweet and tangy with floral aromas. Together, these flavors create an exotic blend of tart and tangy with a smooth, creamy finish. Each sip transports you to the lush Philippine rainforests these fruits call home.
The tart, citrusy flavor of Guyabano Mangosteen wine pairs perfectly with many classic Filipino dishes such as:
Lechon Kawali: Lechon Kawali is a popular Filipino dish consisting of crispy fried pork belly. The tropical and slightly sweet notes of Guyabano Mangosteen wine provide a refreshing contrast to the rich and savory flavors of the pork.
Bicol Express: Bicol Express is a spicy Filipino dish made with pork, chili peppers, coconut milk, and shrimp paste. The tropical flavors of Guyabano Mangosteen wine help to cool down the spiciness of the dish while complementing the richness of the coconut milk.
- Grilled Fish: Filipino cuisine is known for its delicious grilled fish dishes. The light and refreshing characteristics of Guyabano Mangosteen wine complement the smoky flavors of grilled fish, enhancing the overall dining experience.
Remember that food and wine pairings can be subjective, so feel free to experiment and find the combinations that suit your taste preferences best. So next time you're looking for a fruit wine, consider Vin de Pays. Our fruit wines are also delicious and filled with antioxidants. When we choose local, we support the livelihoods of our countrymen and enrich our culture.
Supporting local brands is not just a transactional act but an investment in the well-being and vitality of your community. It contributes to the local economy, fosters community development, promotes sustainability, preserves cultural heritage, and offers access to unique and high-quality products. Vin de Pays takes us on a sensorial journey through the flavors of the Philippines, capturing the essence of our tropical fruits and celebrating our culinary heritage. With four distinct variations and easy pairing with famous Filipino dishes, Vin de Pays fruit wine offers an experience that is both aspirational and deeply rooted in our culture. By supporting local brands like Vin de Pays, we not only savor the taste of our land but also uplift the local farmers and lands that make it possible. So, let us toast to Filipino pride and raise our glasses to the vibrant and diverse flavors of the Philippines!