During these lazy, hazy, what-day-is-it, days between Christmas and New Year when lunch time comes around all too quickly and all you are looking for is a glass of meaningful pink to refresh you and go with a delicious little cold lunch time snack, Peter Falke Blanc de Noir 2017 is just the answer.
Peter Falke Blanc de Noir 2017 is a white wine made solely from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in a way stipulated by law which allows a pinkness up to a certain colour range, if higher, the wine is classified as a rosé. The wine is made as a white wine. The grapes come into the cellar and they are destalked and then gently pressed. The free run juice, which is an onion pink in colour is taken off and allow to cold settle before low temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Once ready, the wine is then prepared for bottling.
It looks like
Bottled under a natural cork closure in a clear Bordeaux shaped bottle with a silver pink label. In the glass, the wine is an enchanting pink diamond colour.
It smells like
White fleshed ripe stone fruits. Blackcurrants and a rooibos infusion.
It tastes like
Chunky watermelon, strawberries and a touch of rose water candy. Full and creamy, yet dry, crisp and so refreshing into the gently waning aftertaste.
It’s good with
Lovely refresher as a glass on its own mid-morning and watching the sun go down. The classical dishes I think of when I think of this wine, are smoked salmon or trout, hot or cold smoked. Plump pink prawns in a thin almost buttery mayonnaise. Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo is a lovely vegetarian partner. The pink grapefruits are in the stores now and are so good. Click here for her recipe.
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