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Furry autumn combo: Chablis and hairy crab

Nothing speaks of autumn in Hong Kong more than hairy crab. Named for their trademark hirsute claws, hairy crabs – also know as Chinese mitten crabs – are highly sought-after among foodies for their creamy and golden roes and juicy meat. Here are four Chablis wines to pair with the delicacy.

Soupy hairy crab xiaolongbao and a crisp Chablis is a match made in heaven.

Moving up to the mid-range Chablis – by far the largest appellation, notable for its purity, crispness and minerality – is nodded as a good match for the sweetness and buttery taste of delicate Hairy Crab Roe Xiaolongbao (steamed soup-filled dumplings).

Representing this fresh style with more body and weight than Petit Chablis is Domaine Laroche Saint Martin Chablis 2018.

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