BBQ Wine Pairings
Summer is here and outdoor entertaining is high on people’s agendas. Whether it’s a simple BBQ or a more elaborate soiree we have some excellent wines suggestions to partner anything from Burgers to a cold smoked salmon at different budgets.br> br> br>
Duello Vino Spumante, Italy – What better way to get the party started than with a glass of fizz. On the back of Prosecco’s popularity, the lesser known grape variety Durello offers citrus and floral aromas with a fresh zippy palate, with notes of honey. Approachable and great quaffability, it’s also cheaper than prosecco, the sparkling wine of choice in Verona Bars!
Diez Siglos Verdejo Rueda, Spain - I am just amazed how good this wine is, if you like the aromatic qualities of Sauvignon, the chances are you will love the zippy grapefruit and citrus notes in this wine. Excellent with salads, but will also compliment some grilled fish or prawns.br> br> br>
Herdade Sao Miguel Ciconia Tinto, Portugal – This Portuguese red from the Alentejo consistently picks up awards for its great value and versatility. Bright juicy red fruits, spice and toasted notes it has the structure to go well with BBQ meats but balanced and rounded enough to drink on its own. Just great wine.br> br> br>
Indaba Mosaic, South Africa – South African BBQ’s are known as Braais and they cook some serious amounts of exotic meats. Mosaic from Indaba is made by talented winemaker Bruwer Raats and consists of a ‘Bordeaux Blend’ of grape varieties. Dominated by the Cabernet it has juicy blackcurrant with ripe earthy flavours, dark chocolate and gentle spice. The tannins are evident but will complement a wide variety of meats.br> br> br>
Mar de Frades Albarino Rias Bias, Spain - A wine just made to accompany seafood, the vineyards benefit from the influence of the cooling breeze off the Atlantic. Hand-picked grapes grown on the Southern slopes of Mount Valinas produce a wine with aromas of green apples and pears with subtle floral notes. The palate is fresh with green fruits floral character and mineral edge finishing with a slight salty tangy mingling with more exotic fruits. Try with grilled mackerel or cold smoked salmon.br> br> br>
Fiore de Vigna Primitivo 2013, Italy - A big gutsy wine from Salento in Southern Italy made from partly dried grapes called ‘ Appassimento’ which concentrates the flavours extracted from the grapes. Ripe dark berries and toasted oak on the nose. In the mouth there is an explosion of sun baked fruits, plums, spice and well integrated oak notes, long and savoury finish. A great wine to accompany a slab of slow cooked beef brisket.br> br> br>
Felino Malbec 2014, Argetina - Famous for their beef Malbec is a match made in heaven for a good rump of rib-eye steak. The wines of Viña Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of an American winemaker and two partners from a wine-producing culture deeply rooted in European traditions. Their founding aspiration: to produce a malbec of power and elegance unequalled anywhere in the world. The inaugural 1999 vintage of Cobos Malbec received the highest score upon release for any Argentine wine. This powerful, firmly structured malbec is black/fuchsia in colour and perfumed with wild raspberry and bittersweet cocoa. The palate unfolds in velvety layers of plum, currant and anise. Notes of white pepper and minerals accompany fine-grained tannins on a long, memorable finish.br> br> br>
Circumstance Cape Coral Mouvredre Rose 2015, South Africa - Fancy some ‘Surf n Turf? Not sure to go for a white or a red, try this fantastically versatile rose from Watercloof in South Africa it’s a real gem. Beautifully dry, with clean minerality and a herbal character, reminiscent of the Fynbos nearby. Elegant fresh fruit flavours with a delicate hint of creamy dried apricot and fig, give way to a delicate, stony minerality. It just works so well with the meat and fish weighty enough to carry the steak but with enough mineral and elegance to not over power the fish.
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