Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 is all grapefruit and citrus flavours … it’s fresh and zesty and one of the most versatile food-friendly wines out there. It’s lovely with fresh oysters, ceviche, fish on the braai, sushi, sashimi, lightly spiced Asian dishes and will be delicious with an orange soufflé or a poached pear and almond tart. Around R110. Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017 is a wooded option … you’ll smell orange blossom and lemon zest and taste lashings of butter and gorgeous notes of white stone fruit and pear. It’s the perfect wine to serve with rich, creamy dishes like a butternut soup, poached salmon with a Hollandaise sauce, sage butter chicken, grilled linefish with lemon butter sauce, coronation chicken, grilled crayfish or prawns and butter chicken curry. It’s also delicious with crème brûlée or a platter of soft cheeses. Around R182.
This summer we’re being sensible. We’re still celebrating everything summer has to offer with lovely wines, but we’re choosing ones with lighter alcohol levels...