While most people celebrate the arrival of Spring on September 1st, my more picky friends insist that Spring starts with the Vernal Equinox, which this year falls at 03h50 on Monday 23rd September. Spier Wine Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation is offering a Spring Pairing at Spier’s Tasting Room which celebrates the new season [whenever it starts] with four wines paired with an elegant array of canapés. Available from 1 September, each of these tasty treats are made from seasonal ingredients sourced from the Spier farm as well as other nearby, ethical producers:
The apple notes and brioche hints of the opulently dry Spier Méthode Cap Classique is paired with a marinated cucumber ribbon stuffed with cream cheese and spring herbs and topped with sourdough crumbs and green oil.
The crisp yet fruity Spier Signature Chardonnay/Pinot Noir is matched with a skewer featuring basil and mint-compressed melon, prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella cheese balls.
The berry-rich and supple Spier Signature Pinotage is paired with roast purple baby beet, pickled blackberry, goat cheese and black pepper.
Lastly, the suavely serious Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc’s gooseberry and fresh asparagus notes perfectly complement mature Gruberg cheese, custard and candied walnut.
The Spring Pairing costs just R120 per person and is exclusively available at the Spier Tasting Room from 1 September until 30 November 2019.
For more information or to make a booking, please visit www.spier.co.za or contact 021 809 1100
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