Food & Wine
A truly refreshing and beautifully balanced selection of wines
We’re massive fans of Kleine Zalze wines – with their truly South African style, they’re refreshing, beautifully balanced and well-suited to food.
This month we’re drinking The Kleine Zalze Vineyards Selection Shiraz Mourvédre Voignier 2016 … Shiraz, Mourvédre and Viognier blend. It’s an elegant wine and you can drink now (and we are!) but for those who can wait, it will mature well for the next five years.
If we’re eating meat and drinking red, the Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is an excellent choice. You’ll smell black cherry and black plum, you’ll taste currant and cassis. Both of these cost around R139 each.
The 2017 Chenin Blanc was made from a couple of old (around 30 years), unirrigated Chenin Blanc vineyards … well adapted to dry conditions, they weren’t affected by the drought. And what they produced was a fabulous wine with concentrated aromas of guava, quince and green melon on the nose, and ripe fruit on the palate. You can drink it now but it will age for the next 10 years. About R101.
For those who prefer a Chardonnay (and we must admit, we’re huge Chardonnay fans), the 2017 Chardonnay is just gorgeous. All pear and citrus flavours, with hints of oak and roasted nuts, it’s silky and smooth and one of our favourites this month. Around R101 from your local wine stockist.