cg top tip: I'm shy at first opening, leave me open for 20 mins to get my full impact
Another of the young gun South African is Alex Starey of Keermont Estate in Stellenbosch. Although considered a more traditional area of Cape Town from a vinous point of view, there are many cool and innovative projects here. The Keermont Terrasse is a fascinating wine that is another blend of quite a few unlikely bed fellows that just works beautifully. Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier & Roussanne come together in a barrel fermented masterpiece. The wine is named after the terraced vineyards that lead up the mountains on the beautiful estate. Citrus, lime, peach and grassy notes are tied together by a subtle buttery vanilla notes on the palate.
Our house wine selection has been curated by Alistair Cooper, Master of Wine. We're big believers that the importance of great wine when it comes to great cheese cannot be understated, and as such have selected these wines after hours and hours of scrutiny (and fun), to be all rounders for pairing with our cheese.
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Written by cheesegeek Ali, a master in wine, who is also is an independent British wine writer, judge, consultant, and educator with over 20 years of experience in the industry. Walk through his beginners guide to tasting wine.