Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Top 10 Sauvignon awards at Cassia Restaurant on Nitida farm in Durbanville

Cathy Marston and Mark Norrish
Lynne with Myrna Robins and David Biggs
Music by students from the UCT Music School
The tables were beautifully laid with the first flight of tasting wines
 Cassia Chef Proprietor Warren Swaffield prepared a different dish for each flight of wines and they matched the food extremely well. The four flights were divided into:
1.    Those tasting of tropical and yellow fruit. This was served with a tender rolled chicken fillet filled with olive and feta and served with an avocado salsa. Winners in this category were: Simonsig Sunbird 2012; Neethlingshof Single Vineyard 2012; Clos Malvern2011 and Du Toit’s Kloof 2012
2.    Flinty and Mineral. Served with Prosciutto parcel with goats cheese and fresh asparagus drizzled with fresh tomato dressing. One Winner in this category: Lomond Pincushion 2011
3.    Blackcurrant leaf, Elderberry and Oak influence served with grilled Norwegian salmon on a petit pois risotto. Winners in this category were: De Morgenzon DMZ 2012 and Diemersdal MM Louw 2011
4.     Spicy and Herbaceous served with Thai marinated fish cakes with a minted lime sorbet. Winners in this category were: Driehoek 2012; Virgin Earth Pepper Tree 2012 and Groote Post 2012 
Nick and Peter Pentz of Groote Post - The Old Man's Sparkle and The Old Man himself
The people responsible for the Top 10 Sauvignons
Someone had a lot of washing up to do
Photographs © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2012

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