For our last tasting of the year, we swing down to the Southern Cape to try some new (and classic) South African wines.
- Wildeberg Chenin Blanc – One of the most elegant whites we’ve tasted in a while, this hand-harvested and naturally fermented 100% Chenin from old vines creates a well-rounded wine tasting of ripe tropical fruit notes (pineapple, mango and a touch of honey), a touch of cream on the mid palate, with a clean, minerally finish. $22 btl, $9 btg
- Grinder Pinotage – The newest vintage of this classic Pinotage is back, and it’s delicious! Dark cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavours are balanced with mocha, a hint of campfire smoke, and you guessed, coffee notes! $18 btl, $7 btg
- Ridgeback Lion Hound Red – This blend of five different reds (Shiraz, Merlot, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cab) is fermented and aged separately for 12 months in oak before creating the final product – a juicy red tasting of dark cherries, plums and anise with a hint of cigar and wood smoke. $22 btl, $9 btg
Paired with: Boerewors & Pepper Flatbread
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