Nadia, who grew up in South Africa, lives in the South of France. She is a great cook, food writer and recipe developer. Her food is generally French in style, though occasionally her home country calls, and she delivers something like her delicious Chicken Sosaties. Click HERE for her recipe and to browse through her website, which she has recently updated, and it is looking very swish.
This for me is the perfect wine for the Chicken Sosaties. The vines grow in Limestone Soils. The single vineyard produced sufficient grapes for Nina Marie Bruwer to fill 5 barrels. Hand harvested grapes are destalked and crushed in a basket press. The juice is naturally fermented with vineyard yeasts plus a little addition of inoculated yeast. No post fermentation malolactic. The wine lay on its lees for a year in second and third fill oak barrels. It was then prepared for bottling.
From a heavy burgundy shaped bottle, closed with natural cork and gold wax. The labeling is simple and elegant. The aromas are of windfall citrus with sweet tropical lime and an undertow of flint, a form of quartz which forms in limestone soils. The palate is elegant, with flavours of soft dried apricots and Elberta peaches, sweet tropical limes. From entry there is a line of gentle acidity which runs through the generous mid palate and into the long aftertaste which hangs around for a while. Ready for drinking now, though will reward after a couple of years of cool cellaring.
The Mont Blois Kweekkamp Chardonnay 2017 is a food wine and will work well with fish and seafood. Just perfect with a delicious ripe Dalewood Fromage Wineland Blue Brie. And, of course Nadia’s Chicken Sosaties.
Click HERE to read more about Mont Blois Wines.