Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Winter Wine Pairing

As winter rolls into town and you pull out your comfort food cookbook, boy do we have a wine for you! Those really hearty stews, cassoulets, and roasts can handle a big wine. The Remhoogte Estate Wine 2003 from South Africa is a blend of Merlot (59%), Cabernet Sauvignon (31%) and a little Pinotage for the earthy long finish. Decant this bottle while you're throwing your stew together and let it open up. Don't forget to pour a glass to keep you company while you cook!

Remhoogte Estate Wine 2003
Wine Enthusiast Nov 2006 - 92 points

Deep intense colour. Complex and elegant aroma of black currants with hints of cedar and cigarbox. Very rounded and full bodied wine in the Bordeaux style. Layered flavours of black currant and chocolate mocha with vanilla tones and spice. Finely textured velvet tannins and a long finish. $19.99

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