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The luscious tea smoked pork ribs of chef Li Dong are a masterwork of contemporary cuisine. Olong tea, dried hawthorns, cao gu mushrooms: traditional flavours, some not necessarily culinary ones, brought to the kitchen and combined with new world ingredients as tomato and other typical condiments. The pairing of this dish with this Chianti Classico Riserva 2016, from organic grapes, opens a world of pleasant, and rather stimulating, sensations. The wine has subtle tannins and a significant acidity, a very good match for the aromatized pork meat and its texture. The tea leaves nuances that the wine leaves to the palate well integrate those of the olong, as the hints of black cherry, black plum, dried herbs do with the rest of the condiment.