Walking along the waterway of Shaoxing, the change of time gradually washed away the steps from the old days. The only thing left is the aroma from the HuaDiao wines.
Huadiao was popular among literatis in ancient China. In the poetries of the old days, literal giants lift their glasses with friends, or drank alone and meditated. In many circumstances, Huadiao is a kind of wine they chose. The name of Xian Heng Huadiao comes from a fictional hotel “Xian Heng Hotel” in the novels of one of the Chinese greatest novelist, Lu Xun, who was also a resident in Shaoxing.
Huadiao has a complex taste of six flavours: sweetness, sourness, bitterness, spiciness, freshness and astringency, as if it was reflecting the life journey of a human. From the enchanting aromas of Xian Heng Huadiao, drinkers can easily get the feelings of rice. On the palate, the acidity firstly comes onto your tongue, followed by the well-rounded sweetness. As if you were on the boat of Jiangnan’s waterway listening to the boatman singing. Suddenly aromas of rice ran into your nose but you couldn’t find where it’s from, You could only see a ray of smoke curling up from the tite top…