With Winter knocking on our doors be sure to keep your wine collection fully stocked, especially for those cold nights when a robust red or even a white wine are guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Middelvlei Wines in the Stellenbosch Winelands has the answer to your wine woes with their Free-Run Pinotage 2019 and Unoaked Chardonnay 2020.
The Middelvlei Free-Run Pinotage, a varietal unique to South Africa, is made from 100% free-run juice, which is the juice that naturally drains off from a bulk of freshly crushed grapes, and ultimately results in free-run wine, which is the wine that has settled after fermentation and has been racked off. The end result is a wine of superior quality as it contains gentler tannins. Winemaker Tinnie Momberg describes this as a wine with complex flavours of raspberries, mulberries and elegant oak spices. The gentle tannins are perfectly balanced by the fruit weight with creamy vanilla flavours that linger on the palate. The Free-Run Pinotage 2018 is available directly from the Tasting Room at R150 per bottle, as well as select outlets nationwide.
When it comes to a food pairing look no further than enjoying the Free-Run Pinotage with a classic South African braai, or better yet Middelvlei’s Boerebraai. A unique outdoor barbecue experience where their resident braai expert prepares your chops, boerewors and chicken kebabs to perfection, as you sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of Pinotage.
Regarded as one of his favourites, Tinnie believes that the Unoaked Chardonnay, made from 100% Chardonnay, is perfectly balanced, with hints of minerality and a well-integrated acidity. As the wine opens up an abundance of typical citrus and peach fruit flavours, with hints of spice come to the fore. The refreshing mouthfeel holds the promise of a lingering aftertaste, resulting in a crisp wine with an appealing freshness. The Middelvlei Unoaked Chardonnay 2020 is ready to enjoy now, and is perfect on its own or served with light and delicate food such lightly cooked shellfish, steamed or grilled fish, fish pâtés, fish, chicken or vegetable terrines and pasta or risotto with seasonal vegetables. Available directly off the farm at R110 per bottle as well as select outlets nationwide.
For more information on their wines as well as their line-up of experiences visit www.middelvlei.co.za.
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