Here is the ideal spirit for a toast when you ratify a treaty. Most of us, of course, don’t have treaties to ratify and to have a bottle of this is the fridge is an excellent idea. To toast perhaps another successful day in lockdown from the Corona Virus.
Not only is the Pierre Jourdan Ratafia a hidden gem, it is the only drink made in this style in the country. A blend of Chardonnay from the estate and Chardonnay spirit distilled on the estate. It is a sweet wine, and totally unique. It also happens to be totally delicious. Takuan von Arnim certainly has a broad palette of wines to offer.
From a squat 375ml bottle, closed with natural cork. The label is elegant, as befits the elegance of the wine in the bottle, In the glass, it is a rich golden amber. Do serve it in a decent sized glass, not one that granny used to use for the vicar for his sherry when he came to visit! The aromas are of sweet tropical limes and fynbos honey. The wine is sweet and full and rich on the generous palate. The aftertaste is long and gently waning. A great glass.
The Pierre Jourdan Ratafia is best served cold and makes an excellent aperitif before a meal or a digestif after one. In the late afternoon is makes a great accompaniment to Dianne Bibby’s Vanilla Spiced Linzer Cookies. Click here for her recipe.
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