• Weltevrede Wine Estate has two new additions to their Simplicity collection; Lemon Zest unwooded chardonnay and Turkish Delight Rosé. This collection is unpretentious, striking, fresh and relevant where the wines make sense simply by looking at the bottle. On the outside, the uncluttered, clear-cut and stylish labels draw attention to these wines which have robust and bold flavours.

    Lemon Zest unwooded Chardonnay

    Known for chardonnay and passionate about the cultivar, it was an obvious choice for Weltevrede to add another style to their long line of Chardonnay expressions. Many of their Chardonnays have a distinctive minerality that gives the wine a fresh and lively quality and so this is a way to express the Chardonnay in a pure way. Chardonnays from the Robertson Wine Valley have distinctive citrus undertones and so this element has been captured and highlighted in Lemon Zest. The colour is a pale yellow with a slight green tinge. On the nose, you get prominent notes of grapefruit, Passionfruit and Lemon peel. The wine has a light mouthfeel with flavours of grapefruit, pineapple and limes with a crisp, dry finish. Lemon Zest is a great start for anyone who wants to explore the Chardonnay cultivar. It is also a brilliant alternative to Sauvignon Blanc with its zesty, crisp and fruity characteristic.

    Turkish Delight Rosé

    It was time to add a pink lady to the Simplicity collection offering a tantalizing semi-sweet Rosé. Weltevrede has a long history of producing Gewurztraminer but in the case of the new Turkish Delight Rosé, there is a fresh twist. Two unlikely cultivars are blended together to form a delightful Semi-Sweet Rose. Gewurztraminer is a very expressive, fragrant cultivar and one of its most bespoke flavours is Turkish Delight. In this vintage, we blended Gewurztraminer with a small quantity of Shiraz to give you a semi-sweet rose with a pleasantly dry finish. The colour is a light pink. On the nose you get Litchi, Rose Petals, and Candy Floss. This fresh wine has a light mouthfeel with flavours of Litchi, Strawberries and Turkish Delight on the palate.

    Food pairing suggestions

    Turkish Delight:

    Chicken liver pate

    Balsamic, watermelon and feta salad

    Sushi bowls

    Chicken summer salad with strawberries and citrus dressing

    Lemon Zest:      

    Salmon fish cakes

    Chicken risotto with spring vegetables

    Pasta with lemon and herb sauce

    Caesar salad

    Cheese platter

    WIN! We’re giving three the chance to win a bottle of the Lemon Zest unwooded Chardonnay as well as a bottle of the Turkish Delight Rosé. To enter, simply complete the entry form below. Terms and conditions apply. Competition ends 15 January 2018.

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com