Sancerre Blanc, Hubert Brochard – France 2008

The Brochard family have been making wine since the 16th century and their vineyard is spread over the best hills of several villages in the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé area of France. Today they continue the family tradition in making wine with no compromises, respecting the “terroir” to make outstanding wine. Their classic Sancerre is produced from varied terroirs, it’s a very typical dry and fruity wine with floral scents and white fruit aromas and is best enjoyed chilled.

Wine tasting Notes
This Loire white wine is dry and refreshing. The Sauvignon Blanc grape produces fresh gooseberry fruit flavour with a grassy nose. It is ideal as an aperitif or to accompany seafood, fish in sauces, white meat and also certain cheeses, especially goat’s cheese.

Bainskloof Merlot 2007, Breede River Valley, South Africa

A fruity, easy drinking Merlot from well established, family owned Bergsig Estate. Situated in the Breede River Valley, Bergsig Estate was established in 1843 and is now run by the heirs of the founding family. Times may have changed but their values have not, besides the main aim of producing superior wines, the family is also committed to conservation and has set aside land for this purpose. The mountain slopes cradling the estate are home to indigenous fynbos and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

Wine tasting Notes
An elegant wine with deep ruby red colour, rich mocha nuances and sweet black berry tones. Toasty vanilla oak on the palate, but ripening into fragrant mouthful of plums with hints of peppermint and fruitcake. This is the ideal wine to serve with classic steak or roast ribs and baked potatoes with sweet mustard sauce.