Brilliant reds and whites for the hols

The 2021 vintage of the Bordeaux-inspired La Motte Millennium, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of Petit Verdot, has appealing aromas of blackberries and plums, with a touch of fruit cake and dark toffee (so perfect for Christmas). The wine, with its lingering berry after tase, is R170 from wine stores or la-motte.com • Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 – a deep ruby red, rich, full-bodied wine with lots of berry fruit flavours – blackcurrant and cherries – with undertones of dark chocolate. Excellent with poultry (hello Christmas turkey), or grilled or roasted red meat dishes such as beef or game. R170 from wine stores or allesverloren.co.za • Goats Do Roam Red 2021 has layers of generous berry fruit and spices, and pairs like a dream with rich, Mediterranean-style food. A massively affordable R73 … exceptional value for an award-winning wine. At wine stores or fairviewmarketplace.co.za. Oh … and the G.O.A.T. It’s for Greatest Of All Time!

Newly released from La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek is this Barrel Fermented
Chardonnay 2022 – fresh, elegant and dry, with hints of citrus and lime. R212 from wine stores or lapetiteferme.co.za • Blaauwklippen Chardonnay has just made a comeback. The relaunch of this much-loved chardonnay – with nuances of yellow peach and Crème Brûée – is perfectly timed for Summer. It’s wonderful on its own, and great with rich Thai and Indian curries. R250 from wine stores or blaauwklippen.com • The GlenWood Chardonnay 2023 showcases elegant orange blossom and lime aromas on the nose, supported by green apple and lime flavours on the palate. It’s crisp and refreshing, and is brilliant with Thai and Mediterranean dishes, and is spectacular with sushi and fresh seafood. R120 from glenwoodvineyards.co.za.

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