Avondale Armilla Blanc de Blanc Brut MCC - 2 bottles
Intriguing wine with aromas of melon, pineapple and a touch of honeycomb which is typical for a delicious chenin blanc. On the palate gooseberries, quince. Gentle minerality in the finish.
Salads with goat cheese and almonds or grilled prawns.
Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2016 - 2 bottles
Berry fruit aromas of mulberries and blueberries, subtly framed by vanilla spice and earthy notes. Gentle structure and finesse combine to make the 2014 so attractive. It has good weight and richness, fine grained tannins and a savoury finish. Classy Bordeaux blend, matured for 18 months on 30% new French oak, the rest is 2nd and 3rd fill. Vegan friendly.
For preparations with beef or lamb with rich sauces. Think of stew or venison. Great with chateaubriand and coq au vin.
Vicchiomaggio Agostino Petri 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG - 2 bottles
Full bodied red wine, blend of 85 % Sangiovese & 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, produced from a single vineyard on the Castello Vicchiomaggio estate, yields are very low, about 40hl. per ha. The vines are planted on heavy soil with 30% clay on a altitude of 220-265 m. This Chianti initially matures in second fill barriques (previously used for La Prima Gran Selezione) and continues in large oak barrels of 25 – 50 hl for 18 months in total. The wine rests at least 4 – 6 months in bottle before leaving the cellar. Ruby red colour with a garnet hue. Fully developed on the nose with ripe fruit and sweet spices; reminiscent of chocolate / strawberry praline and candied cherry. Well-rounded and soft tannins on the palate fill the mouth, very well balanced and extremely long, some ripe red fruits on the finish. Very enjoyable now with plenty of future potential.
Food Pairing: Roasted meat and aged cheese. Go for roast lamb with rosemary and garlic, or veal, especially with mushrooms. Pair with game, especially pheasant and wild boar. Heaven with T-bone or ribeye.
Cape of Good Hope Caroline 2018 Riebeeksrivier Swartland - 2 bottles
The Riebeeksrivier farm is situated on the slopes of the Kasteelberg. Blend of 50% Marsanne, 36% Roussanne, 13% Chenin Blanc and 1% Viognier. The grapes were harvested by hand, the wine spent 6 months on the lees in old French oak and stainless steal (11%). Honey suckle, dried peaches and yellow stone fruit on nose, with baked pear, macadamia nuts and whiffs of vanilla creates an enticing nose. The palate is rich and layered, with vanilla follow through, dried peaches and stone fruit sweetness. The overall result is a delicately balanced wine with soft acidity and a pithy, dry texture.
Wonderful food pairing potential! Mild Asian kitchen with fish and poultry, grilled tuna & vegetarian dishes and stews.
Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rose 2018 - 2 bottles
Dry premium Rosé in the same style as the high class Provence rosés. Blend of 57% Cinsaut, 41% Grenache and 2% Shiraz. Handpicked in February, with great flavours and exceptional acidity. Kept on the fine lees for 9 months before bottling to create more complexity. Pale blush-pink hue, vibrant aromas of fresh nectarine, peach and apricot, some soft red berries. Long and rewarding aftertaste of lemon zest and a touch of lees.
Delicious as an aperitif, or enjoy with grilled tuna, poached salmon or sushi. Or serve with a seafood salad, or cold chicken salad. Why not go for pure lobster on a special occasion.
Cape Point Vineyards Chardonnay 2018 - 2 bottles
Aromas of lime and vanilla, with typical burgundy tones, long, complex flavor, harmonious with crisp acidity.
With creamy dishes of white fish, white meat, ripened cheeses.