- Hannibal 2017, Bouchard Finlayson (Red)
A classic Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal vintage, sporting cherry and plum compote aromas, a saline edge and clean leather adding depth of flavour. The entry is subtle, offering rounded yet notable tannins, building towards the finish and interspersed with bright freshness. This wine leaves you contemplating its complex nature and will age exceptionally well.
Food Pairing: Aubergine and mozzarella bake (Melanzane Alla Parmigiana), Chevre cheese and red meats.
Louis 2016, Lemberg (Red)
Lemberg Louis is a blend of typical Southern Rhône grape varieties: Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Grenache from vineyards grown in the Tulbagh Valley. The intensity in colour leads to aromas of dark fruit, spice and earthy notes. The palate is complex, with fruit beautifully backed up by finely integrated oak. The full body and juicy tannins give way to a lengthy, elegant finish.
Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Darling Cellars (White)
Darling Cellars Sauvignon Blanc is a fruit driven, varietal true, value for money wine. Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of green fig, asparagus, freshly cut grass and tropical fruit such as watermelon, passion fruit and pineapple. These flavours follow through onto the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh. This wine will pair well with most seafood, but will go particularly well with fresh mussels or oysters.
- Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Kalfu (White)
Kalfu Sumpai Sauvignon Blanc has a complex, elegant and powerful nose which reveals layers of minerality together with gentle notes of green chilli pepper and herbs. This refreshing and full-bodied wine has a structured palate and crisp acidity, which provide the mouth with tension and power. A clean and persistent finish, in which an intense salinity adds complexity to the intermingling notes of stone, citrus fruit and herbs. Best served at between 7° C – 8° C this wine pairs well with oysters, sea urchins and fresh shellfish in general. It is also excellent with ceviche, fish and white meat.
- Garden Vineyards Rosé 2018, DeMorgenzon (Rose)
DeMorgenzon’s crowd pleasing Garden Vineyards Rosé displays alluring aromas and juicy flavours of cherries and strawberries on the nose, followed by a crispy summer fruit salad palate, accented with delicate floral and spice nuances. Perfectly balanced with a crisp, dry finish, this is a wonderful food friendly Rosé.
- Frerejean Frères NV Premier Cru Brut (Champagne)
Frerejean Freres founders, Guillaume, Richard and Rodolphe Frerejean-Taittinger, started out making Champagne for friends and family, but word spread, and we went into business in 2005. They take a fresh approach to Champagne.
Their signature wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir aged for a minimum of five years, producing an elegant Champagne that embodies the richness of the Frerejean Frères terroir.
Made using 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, Frerejean Frères Brut Premier Cru is bright and clear, has scents of nutty brioche with hints of honeyed almonds and baked apple; and tastes of white fruits, crystallised fruit, spices and honey.
Rich and fresh.