Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wine of the Week. Garagiste 2009 Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon from Topaz, made by Clive Torr

Tomato in food does overtake many delicate wines, so can spices and chilli. The wine that went so well with this dish was a Garagiste wine from Topaz, made by Cape Wine Master Clive Torr from Stellenbosch grapes. It is a 2009 Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. This is full of robust cassis fruit and also some lovely savouriness from the Cab Franc. If you have some, try it with this sort of food and you will enjoy it. It was from our cellar and we are not sure if Clive still has any to sell. But it might be worth looking for, he has always made excellent hand crafted wines. Some heavy red wines wash away the taste of the food, this added another dimension to it
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2016

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