Food & Wine
Welgegund release two fabulous new wines
Two fabulous wines from Welgegund Wines in Wellington (once the best fruit farm in the Boland, and the property of Cecil John Rhodes, the Prime Minister of the Cape Colony in the late 1800s) have just been released.
Produced from ancient dryland bush vines, the Welgegund Heritage Wines Chenin Blanc 2017 and Welgegund Heritage Wines Providence 2015 are both award-winning wines from the farms new winemaker, Friedrich Kühne.
The Chenin Blanc is beautifully round, fruit-driven (think citrus, stone fruits, pineapple and lime) and displays subtle oak character. It’s lovely with line fish and calamari, and with soft white cheese. Around R265 from the cellar.
The Providene is a Rhône-style blend of 60 per cent shiraz, 30 per cent cinsaut and 10 per cent carignan. It’s all dark fruit (mulberry, blackberry and black cherry), a little red cranberry fruit, as well as cloves, nutmeg and a hint of pepper, and pairs beautifully with grilled port or tuna, roast lamb, mature cheese and dark chocolate nougat. Around R368.
Details: www.welgegund.co.za, Facebook welgegundwines, Instagram: @Welgegund_wines