Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine & Meeta K Wolff’s Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese & Avocado – 29.03.2017

Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine

Something really pretty from Durbanville Hills, the Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine. You need a bottle of this in a glass ice bucket midmorning under the pergola drinking it for the sheer fun of it.

Martin Moore & Wilhelm Coetzee hosting a braai

This is Martin Moore and Wilhelm Coetzee’s maiden Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine. Hand Harvested in the early morning, the grapes were destalked and then crushed.  The juice ran free and was taken to a fermentation tank where it cool fermented for anything between 14 and 23 days using a special yeast strain. The wine was racked from its lees and then prepared for carbonation and bottling.

The wine was recently named the top sparkling wine at the International Wine Challenge, Battle of the Bubbles, an event hosted by renowned Michelin star chef and wine explorer, Roger Jones. This year’s challenge involved sparkling wines from producers across eight countries, across the Champagne, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) and Sparkling Wine categories.

Sauvignon Blanc on the vine

It looks like
Very pretty label on a clear glass bottle with an exposed cork and muzzle. In the glass, a pale straw colour with green edges.

It smells like
One of the things the lovely bubbles do is to enhance the aromas of the wine. Green pepper to crisp starfruit.

It tastes like
Picked at different times of the ideal ripeness window, the wine displays both the green expressions of Sauvignon and the tropical. Ripe kiwi, white fig and melon.

Meeta K Wolff’s Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese & Avocado

It’s good with
All the usual suspects – oysters, smoke salmon or trout, angelfish paté on a crisp thin slice of toasted sourdough. Perfect with a summery salad dish and with avocados in season now, Meeta K Wolff’s Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese & Avocado is a fine dish to eat with this wine.  Click here for her recipe.

Meeta K Wolff

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