After a visit to Waverley Hills Organic Winery in Wolseley recently we brought home some of their fabulous wine products.
Current White Wine on the Fridge
Waverley Hills Pinot Grigio 2016
The vineyards are planted on shale and decomposed rock and deliver an even handed 8 tons per hectare. Made by Johan Delport in The Waverley Hills Cellar. Organic and excellent.
From a Bordeaux shaped screw capped bottle with an elegant simple label. Whiffs of tropical fruits, kiwi, melon and desiccated pineapple. Crisp, fresh with wet river stone flavours on the tail.
Perfect for summer foods, chilled asparagus, pea or lettuce soups. Summery salads with smoked fish, smoked chicken or goat cheese.
Current red on the rack
Waverley Hills Grenache 2015
In a study done by Adelaide University in 2010, Grenache Noir
Bottled under cork in a Burgundy shaped bottle. Beautiful translucent ruby at the core, paling out to garnet at the edge of the glass. Whiffs of ‘sweet’ fruit, cherries, chunky watermelon and red apples. Lovely bright fruit on the palate, grinds of white pepper. Fresh crisp and smooth with mildly grippy tannins.
Charcuterie and fresh baked artisanal bread. Went well with a sea bass dish offered by chef Francois du Toit, on the day of our visit. Fish off the braai, tomato and chorizo, seared tuna all would be excellent pairings.
Waverley Hills Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Out of interest, Waverly Hills also produces an excellent organically certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is a blend of a variety of olives, Mission, Manzanilla, Kalamata, Frantoio and Leccino.
Beautiful golden green in colour, whiffs of hay and fresh mown grass. Grassy, herbaceous, lettuce, rocket and the lovely little peppery grip in the throat. Great for cooking and seasoning.
Read more about Waverley Hills and buy wine online – https://waverleyhills.co.za