Top drops #4, De Grendel Three Spades Cider…

Top drops #4 De Grendel Three Spades Cider

We are blessed with great wines, great winemakers, great places, and fabulous restaurants in our Cape Winelands.  Recently I had the opportunity to taste this sublime cider made on the De Grendel Wine Estate. Here are some sensory notes.

De Grendel Owner, Sir de Villiers Graaff & Charles Hopkins, Founding Winemaker & Cider Brewer

Pour
From a 330ml tear drop shaped brown glass bottle, closed with a screw cap. In the glass, it is a rich gold with bubbles rushing to the surface. The aromas are obviously of apple, the blend of which is 30% Golden Delicious, 30% Granny Smith, 20% Pink Lady, 10% Braeburn and 10% Fuji. It is delicately flavoured, crisp and refreshing with the most beguiling of apple flavours on the generous palate and in the long aftertaste.

Pesto Princess Giant Mushroom

Pair
The De Grendel Three Spades Cider is a delicious drink on its own – chill it well. It is excellent with food, so good with a delicately flavoured French chicken casserole with fresh tarragon, perfect with big brown mushrooms braaied on a skewer and basted with lime and olive oil and Pesto Princess Basil & Lemon Pesto. Click here for the recipe.

Ian Bergh, Chef at The De Grendel Restaurant – he’ll give you a good meal

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