Shaoxing rice wine Ben Mei - 14% alcohol
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GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION: Shaoxing rice Wine is a protected name. One can only be legally be labelled Shaoxing Rice Wine if it is made of glutinous rice, wheat, and water from the specific lake, Jianhu in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China. Pagoda Brand winery located on the shore of Jianhu Lake. According to China government standard GB17946-2008.
TOP SHAOXING RICE WINE: Perfume of almonds, with a hint of vanilla and honey. Both the amber colour and palate profile remind very much of sherry, with elegant, subtle thus persistent flavour.
NO COLOURING! : Attention, Caramel E150C is widely used in the wine industry. Different from others Pagoda Brand Ben Mei Shaoxing rice wine is made of natural ingredients contains no caramel colouring at all.
HAND MADE: Pagoda Brand is 100% hand made with a minimum of 11 months natural fermentation, not a single bottle is short time mass production under the Pagoda Brand.
LONGQUAN CELADON: Pagoda Brand Ben Mei is bottled in A fine porcelain, known as Longquan celadon. A type of willow- green glazed Chinese ceramic, produce in Longquan region from about AD 950. One of the most exquisite artworks amount all kinds of celadon wares.
If ceramic is compared to a crown, Longquan celadon is undoubtedly the most shining pearl on it, admired and appreciated by people all over the world. In September 2009, Longquan celadon traditional firing technique was authorized by UNESCO to be included in the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
See a large collection of Longquan Celadon in Room 95 of British Museum, Sir Percival David Collection.