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Wine Picks: Of Wine And Seafood

written by Wendy Watta 16th March 2016

Here are suggestions for seven fantastic locally available wines bound to make the perfect companion to your next seafood meal.

HUGEL AND FILS RIESLINGHUGEL AND FILS RIESLING

France

Ksh 3,900

Nose: Fresh and lively with aromas of green apple, lemongrass, ginger, white peach, fresh moss and blackcurrant.

Palate: Dry, vivacious, nicely taut and elegantly structured.

Food pairing: Lobster, crayfish, pike-perch, pike, salmon, shellfish, scollops and carpaccio of raw or marinated fish.

Available from LIV VIN Wine Shop.

 

 

JOURNEY’S END WEATHER STATION SAUVIGNON BLANCJOURNEY’S END WEATHER STATION SAUVIGNON BLANC

South Africa.

Ksh 1,500

Nose: Intense gooseberries with underlying wild bush nuances adding complexity to it.

Palate: Elegant with crisp acidity keeping it tightly focused and extending the mineral finish.

Food pairing: Perfect companion to most seafood dishes.

Available from MIA Wines & Spirits

 

NEDERBURG FOUNDATION ROSENEDERBURG FOUNDATION ROSE

South Africa

Nose: Aromas of candy floss, cherries, strawberries and dried herbs.

Palate: Clean, fruity and refreshing flavours with a good acid structure.

Food pairing: Excellent on its own or served with smoked salmon, summer salads or vegetarian dishes.

Available from The Wine Shop, Chandarana, Nakumatt, Vintage Cigars Ltd, Haven, Mega Wines and Spirits Ltd.

 

NEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE SAUVIGNON BLANCNEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE SAUVIGNON BLANC

South Africa

Ksh 1 325

Nose: Melon and herbaceous nuances with fresh gooseberries and hints of figs.

Palate: Distinctive tropical fruit support a balanced palate with a pleasant lingering finish.

Food pairing: Seafood, salads, chicken, veal and other light dishes.

Available from The Wine Shop, Chandarana, Nakumatt, Vintage Cigars Ltd, Haven, Mega Wines and Spirits Ltd.

 

 

THE BEACHHOUSE REDTHE BEACHHOUSE RED

South Africa

Ksh 1,095

Nose: Spicy combination of red and black fruit berries and cherries.

Palate: Medium bodied with hints of vanilla and spice. Effortlessly soft and smooth with a juicy fruit finish.

Food pairing: Almost anything grilled on the barbeque as well as rich Italian food.

Available from WOW Beverages.

 

 

THE BEACHHOUSE SAUVIGNON BLANCTHE BEACHHOUSE SAUVIGNON BLANC

South Africa

Ksh 1,095

Nose: Hints of passion fruit, ripe figs and citrus.

Palate: A light and refreshing palate teaser packed with tropical passion fruit, pineapple and lemon, with a dry, frisky finish.

Food pairing: Almost any fish or seafood, especially sushi, shrimp, grilled prawns, oysters or mussels.

Available from WOW Beverages

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