While it’s generally accepted that certain foods are suited to certain wines, as the one enhances the other, very little is written on the subject of matching certain wines to certain moods, at least in a scientific sense. The obvious and most versatile food-and-mood match seems to be Champagne or Cap Classique. It is widely [...]
A visit to Anthonij Rupert Wines in Franschhoek is set to become one of the top experiences in the winelands, visitors able to take in the Franschhoek Motor Museum on L’Ormarins and then be transported through the vineyards for tastings at not one but two beautifully appointed tasting rooms – the Terra del Capo and [...]
60% Chardonnay from Elandskloof in the Overberg, 40% Pinot Noir from Stellenbosch, 48 months on the lees. Price: R110 a bottle. Citrus, white peach and prominent yeasty character on the nose and palate. Rich and broad with a creamy mousse and soft acidity. Sound but uninspired. Score: 15/20.
Yesterday the culmination of a systematic search begun in 2006 and authorised by businessman and owner of Franschhoek property L’Ormarins Johann Rupert to list all South Africa’s old vineyards. Chairman of Swiss-based luxury goods company Richemont, he drew a comparison between wine and fashion. “At Richemont, we don’t tolerate super-star designers. Our intellectual capital is [...]