Perdeberg Dry Land Collection Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2017 & Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo – 13.09.2017

Perdeberg Dry Land Collection Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2017

Perdeberg Dry Land Collection Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2017 reminds us of the long affinity the two great grapes of Burgundy and Chardonnay have for each other.

Perdeberg Pinot Noir ChardonnayAlbertus Louw, Perdeberg Cellar Master receiving an award for his Chenin Blanc

The blend creates a cherry blossom pink colour on the wine. The Pinot Noir giving its plump berries and cherries, and a raspberry lift.  The Chardonnay the backbone and the citrus freshness and desiccated pineapple.

Chardonnay grapes arriving at the cellar

The vines from which these grapes are harvested are bush vines and are dry land farmed with no irrigation used. The Perdeberg Viticultural team work with their growers to get the grapes to the cellar in tip top condition. The wines are separately vinified with no skin contact with the Pinot Noir to prevent too much colour leeching into the wine. The wines are blended and prepared for bottling.

Pinot Noir grapes, ripening on the vine

It looks like
Packed in a Burgundy shaped bottle under screw cap. In the glass, a bright cherry blossom pink.

It smells like
Aromatic notes of red berries and citrus

It tastes like
Bright fruit from entry with a thread of crisp acidity running through it. Citrus and tropical fruits in a perfect fruit salad

Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo

It’s good with
This is an almost anytime wine. A mid-morning refresher, an aperitif, a wine through a meal.  Traditionally people go for sushi, sashimi as a choice for a wine like this.  A tasty cold chicken salad with a Coronation Sauce or hot smoked Trout are also great companions. A wine like this works well with vegetarian dishes. Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with Miso and Pomelo is a great partner. Click here for her recipe.

Dianne Bibby in her kitchen

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