Seafood or Cheese
Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Rousanne & Chenin Blanc
Verdelho comes from a 21 year old block and is the oldest Verdelho block in South Africa, according to Sawis.
Franco, assistant to Chris Alheit of Alheit Vineyards, made this wine so that he could make some extra money to buy his then fiancé an engagement ring. He therefore named his wine in honour of his now ever supporting wife Lindi Carien Lourens.
Aromas of pear, white peach and citrus with a light, fresh flavour. Long finish./p>
Thai curry, seafood that has a tomato based sauce
Concentrated yet a medium body, soft acidity and a clean, refreshing palate interlaced with flavours of green apple, kiwi and grapefruit. The bouquet has floral notes of elderflower and aromas of gooseberry, litchi and grapefruit. Slight hints of green pepper and fig.
Spicy or curry dishes
Fresh peaches with dried apricot and blossom aromas. The wood contributes to depth, although not strongly noticeable. The mouth-feel is round and creamy from the 30% well integrated French oak (7 months). A floral nose and lime zest finish complete the perfect balance.
Slow cooked lamb stew with rich tomato herb and garlic sauce, green haricots and grilled polenta.
Cabernet Sauvignon 38%, Syrah 35%, Merlot 27%
A beautiful collaboration of the typical characteristics of the three cultivars, the nose is showing lots of red berry flavours and black fruit originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon as well as upfront spice and dark cherries from the Syrah and plum from the Merlot. This wine has beautiful ripe, soft and mellowing tannins with good balance and a soft lingering finish. Spice, tobacco and cassis flavours are prominent. Balanced acidity and vibrant flavours compliment this elegant wine.
Smoked pork belly or a mildly spicy Indian vegetable curry.
Shiraz 91%, Mourvèdre 6 %, Viognier 3%
Deep ruby red with a purple rim. Subtle perfumed notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry, pomegranate and mulberry are followed by spicy flavours of black pepper and coriander. The silky, rich mid-palate is complemented with concentrated fruit and dense, silky tannins.
Rack of lamb, oxtail and succulent lamb shank.
25% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, 9.5% Merlot, 9.5% Cabernet Franc and 8% Pinotage
Intense red colour. Pencil shavings and sweet tobacco with mulberry, cherries and dark chocolate on the nose. A balanced fusion of dark red berry and chocolate flavours with a soft mouthfeel and juicy, lingering finish.
On its own, or with oysters, sushi and other delicate seafood dishes.
Aromas of green apple and citrus. Hints of lime are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, round and textured with an explosive acidity and lasting, elegant finish.
Chicken, seafood or salads
Crisp, citrus notes. Perfect for summer.
Chicken Supreme, Shrimp Risotto
An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.
Shepherd's Pie/Lamb chops
Vibrant red in the glass. With a nose of redcurrants and strawberries. The palate is surprisingly spiced for a merlot, with a sharpness balancing the red berry fruit woven through an intense mouth feel.
Burgers or Moussaka
Upfront notes of mulberry, mint and plum with a hint of leather and wood spice run seamlessly onto a juicy midpalate and long finish.
Slow cooked beef stew
A complex bouquet dominated by aromatic ripe berries with underlying earthy notes. On the palate the wine is full bodied, supported by elegant structured tannins that give way to a lingering finish of pencil shavings and dark chocolate.