Forget the ‘Petit’, this should be ‘Turbo Verdot’!
Super-rich rarity from the Cape’s sun-soaked vineyards. Given the chance to ripen fully, Petit Verdot’s bold structure and deep, dark black fruit behave like “Cabernet on steroids!” In South Africa this classic variety ripens to perfection and is taking off as a single variety – producing really deep reds like Mitchell’s Pass!
Massively rich with bags of luscious wild berry and mouthfilling spice, this seriously smooth red has more concentration than ever before, thanks to a healthy splash of ripe Shiraz.
Full-bodied and weighty, serve with equally substantial food partners such as rare roast beef, garlic-encrusted roast lamb, duck or venison or casseroles such as boeuf en daube or mushrooms and chestnuts in red wine or a hearty lasagne.
A portion of this wine was recently offered to Getwine and we grabbed it with both hands. Get your hands on some now to see why…
Mitchell’s Pass Petit Verdot/Shiraz 2007 labelled @ R25 per bottle.
Deep ruby red colour with a purple core. Taste – Dark plum and bramble fruit combine with spicy, earthy notes. Mouthfilling texture.
We were also very fortunate to receive Hidden Valley’s Sauv Blanc – see below.
Hidden Valley Sauv Blanc 2008 labelled @ R37 per bottle. (Selling Cellar door @ R68)
Platter * * * * …. an ‘everyperson sauv’: pure yet unshowy gooseberry, tropical tones driven by unaggresively-paced & lingery fruity acids.
Tasting note: This opulent Sauvignon Blanc shows exceptional tropical melon, passion fruit, guava aromas and freshly picked garden herbs that follow through to a smooth mouth filling palate. The palate is layered with sweet gooseberries to nettle and faintly mineral notes.
Food recommendation – Crayfish, blackened cajun fish, goats cheese and fresh oysters.