Far beyond the equator, near the tip of the African continent, the Cape of Good Hope is dominated by Table Mountain, and those of you who attended the Last Sunday tasting whose theme was the various winds that affect wine regions all over the world will already know that a wind called the Cape Doctor creates a consistent cloud formation called the Tablecloth. The Tablecloth drapes Table Mountain fairly steadily, and as we head inland from the Cape, we run into Stellenbosch and Paarl, which happen to be the homes of the wines we’ll be tasting this Saturday. Our friend Emilie joins us on the 29th at 2:00 with a handful of tasty South African treats you’re sure to find better than other South African wines at a similar price. So this week, it’s wines from under the Tablecloth.
You’ll find two of the wines we most often associate with South Africa: Chenin Blanc, heretofore known as Steen, and Pinotage, a curious hybrid of Pinot Noir and Cinsault, or, as they label it in South Africa, Cinsaut. Whatever their monikers, the wines are great, and the company will be fun, and we’ll learn a thing or two.
The tasting, like so many of our Saturday tastings, will cost $15 plus tax and tip, and if you call us at (520) 326-9363, we’ll happily reserve a seat for you on Saturday.
Under the tablecloth
You can find the tasting order and pricing here.
2019 Perdeberg Cellar Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Paarl
2018 Landskroon Pinotage, Paarl
2017 Zevenwacht Zevenrood (Shiraz/Grenache,) Stellenbosch
2018 Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon, Paarl