We’re so excited about our new Best of Joburg website. Don’t you just love it? And when we’re excited, we like to toast with some of our favourite wines. Our Best of Joburg party saw guests enjoying these brilliant wines. So good, we simply had to share.
Yes way Rosé! What would a celebration be without Rosé? The stylish Protea Rosé 2016, with its alluring pale coral hue, is the perfect wine for a celebration. The sweetness on the nose will take you on a nostalgic trip to the days of tucking into a bag of delicious candy floss; the wine is described being ‘a vivacious mouthful of juicy strawberry and cherry flavours, with a hint of stone fruit’. A light wine, it’s perfect to serve with seared salmon, your favourite California roll or even a fresh strawberry salad with balsamic dressing.
Another light wine we’re loving right now is Protea Chenin Blanc 2015. It’s a lively, vibrant wine with stonefruit and lemon flavours. Crisp and tangy, we enjoy it with avocado dishes, a chicken and pear salad, and good old family favourite, fish and chips. It’s really affordable, too.
Cocoa, cigars, fruitcake and black berries. Swoon! The Protea Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is all this and more … it’s a lovely, everyday drinking wine that is fabulous served with a lamb casserole or beef dishes. Our guests loved this wine … and we’re sure you will too.
If you’re partying outdoors in the warm sun, a great choice is Protea Sauvignon Blanc. The 2016 vintage has just been released and it’s vibrantly fresh and full of flavour … think ripe lemon and pineapple. Lovely with a goat’s cheese salad.
We’re huge fans of Chardonnay … and the Protea Chardonnay 2015 doesn’t disappoint. In fact, we loved it so much we gave this out in our goodie bags to all the guests who came to our Best of Joburg party (lucky them!). The wine’s all peach, nectarine and honeysuckle, rock melon and vanilla aromas on the nose, followed with these same flavours on the palatte. It’s smooth and elegant and we just love it!
And then … let’s be honest. Do we love bubbly? Do we think a party’s not a proper party with a dozen or so bottles being opened and enjoyed? Do we open bubbly at any single opportunity. Yes. Yes. And hell yes! We opened, drank and oh-so enjoyed many, many bottles of L’Ormarins Brut Classique. With its delicate peach hue, constant stream of fine bubbles and appealing aroma of candied apple and citrus pith, it’s a joyful bubbly for any occasion. Love it!
For details on these lovely wines, visit www.rupertwines.com.