This wine, for that dish
So much wine, so little time. Here are some standout wines to try this April, paired with delicious recipes from our magazine.
De Krans Cape Vintage, R85
WIN – secure your autumnal sipping pleasure and enter to win this trifecta of alluring port-style wines from De Krans. De Krans Cape Vintage at R85, De Krans Cape Ruby N/V at R70, and De Krans Cape Tawny Limited Release at R155. Prize valued at R310. Click here to enter.
Dainty Bess Pinot Noir MCC 2013, R220
Villiera Bush Vine Blanc Fumé 2016, R144
Not sure you like sauvignon blanc? This serious and structured offering from Villiera will change your mind with the first sip. The juice was partially skin fermented in an egg shaped tank and then was left to complete fermentation in barrel. It was left in the barrel for a further three months. Herbaceous and figgy with cut green apple and subtle smoke on the nose, the palate offers bright fruit, with well-integrated oak-spice
Pair with: Tenderstem broccoli, Brie and salmon tart
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cinsault 2016, R67
The ultimate autumnal lunchtime wine, this wine delivers in flavour and is exceptionally good value. Leading with scents of violets and dried lavender, it gets juicier on the palate, packing heaps of red berry fruit with barely-there tannins, and just a hint of wet-stone minerality.
Lanzerac Syrah 2015, R140
This is the first syrah Lanzerac has released in more than 10 years. It’s well worth the wait. They’ve coined it a ‘syrah’ rather than a ‘shiraz’ as the grapes were sourced from the cooler climate of the Jonkershoek Valley. Beautifully fragrant, it sings with white pepper, coriander, fynbos. The palate is laden plum and blackberry, sewn through with a savoury seam.
Written by Malu Lambert, wine writer for Food & Home Entertaining