Friday, October 25, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week is Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2016

What do you drink with a simple supper? Something to go with Spaghetti Bolognese on a cold wet evening. Pinotage always goes well with tomato based dishes, so does any Italian grape grown here, so we dug in our cellar to see what might work. It had to be a red; we have had rather a lot of white wines over the last week or two

John found a bottle of Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2016 in the cellar and Lynne was a bit aghast at putting what she considers to be a quality wine with humble spaghetti. But it went so well with the pasta, it made it shine. A blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Pinotage, 23% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc from Stellenbosch. They describe it on the bottle as “A dry red wine with concentrated berry, cherry and plum flavours with soft silky tannins and a hint of spice on the finish. Enjoy with meat, pasta or spicy dishes. And we completely concur. We think it might also be good with lamb chops or a rump steak. It also went very well with the crumble. Very pleased that we still have some for tomorrow. The current vintage in the shops is 2017 and sells for around R110

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