We’ve come up with some wine suggestions, paired with those New Year’s resolutions you might have committed to when 2021 kicked off:
1. Save, save, save!
Baronne, our smooth, suave and self-assured red blend. Born in 1973, this popular red celebrated its 48th birthday this year. Among generations of wine lovers, who may be divided by decades, culture, language or experience, it still appeals for its clever combination of succulent red fruit flavours (Cabernet) and slight peppery, smoky characters (Shiraz). It’s a very versatile wine that goes extremely well with burgers, ribs and hearty pastas. But it will never be out of place with a hearty steak or Sunday roast. Buy this wine online (deliveries to take place after the lifting of the current alcohol ban).
2. More “me-time”
Heritage Heroes The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc, a barrel-fermented wine that remembers talented young winemaker, Arnold Graue, who introduced various technical innovations at Nederburg and won many prizes during his career. He was also a keen young pilot, who loved to explore the wide-open skies of Africa. His legacy lives on through this fresh and zesty wine with a creamy texture and layers of green figs, asparagus and minerality on the nose and palate with well-integrated oak. The 2018 vintage recently achieved a prestigious gold medal at the 2020 The Drinks Business Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters. Click here to add this refreshing yet complex wine to your “me-time” collection.
3. Travel more locally
Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel, a sophisticated Rhône-style red blend that pays tribute to legendary winemaker, Günter Brözel, cellar-master at Nederburg from 1956 to 1989. A maven and a maverick, he is remembered for his exceptionally high standards and driving around on a 250cc BSA motorcycle. Like the icon it seeks to celebrate, this wine has an abundance of spicy and peppery notes, along with berry and sweet fruit characters on the nose which are echoed in the mouth with every sip. Purchase this wine online.
4. Learn to cook
Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape variety that offers winemakers a wonderful chance to produce wines of remarkable depth, intensity and length of flavour that can age with consummate grace. Expressive, exuberant and delicious, our Cabernet Sauvignon exudes personality and full-blown flavour in every sip – just perfect for savouring with robust dishes you might try your hand at making this year! It’s bold, ripe and juicy with abundant aromas and tastes of blackcurrants and cherries and notes of vanilla. Try it with steak or lamb chops on the braai, rib-eye roast or mature cheeses. Click here to buy the 2019 vintage, that was awarded four stars in the 2021 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide.
5. Broken mine already
Cap Classique Brut, our crisp, zesty and refreshing bubbly of the 2013 vintage. This sophisticated, elegantly complex and dry effervescent wine is made in the traditional bottle-fermented style, from a cellar-selected blend of premium noble grape varieties, Chardonnay (50%) and Pinot noir (50%). Expect delicate aromas of crisp green apples, orange peel and almonds opening up into red berries. The rich, layered and elegantly dry palate is reminiscent of freshly-baked brioche with notes of citrus and juicy red berry fruit. An ideal accompaniment to any occasion, this Cap Classique Brut is outstanding with fresh sushi, oysters and caviar, fresh summer salads, cold soups and many other dishes. It was awarded a gold medal at the 2020 Veritas Awards, and also earned a 4.5-star rating in the 2021 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide. So, go on, and purchase a bottle…or six! Click here to do so.
Happy New Year!