Three Perfect Red Wines For Winter

With winter approaching, we tend to start turning to a glass of red for those colder evenings. So when you are cold and yearning for that perfect glass, these are the perfect go to red wines for winter:

De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017: Using an old wooden basket press, the pressure on the grapes is much softer, therefore resulting in gentle tannins and allowing for the wine to be enjoyed immediately. Still staying true to the typical cabernet character of dark fruit and cherry cigar, this wine is a refreshing alternative to the heavyweights synonymous with this category. With only mild oak maturation, this Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for an everyday drinking wine or for that dinner with friends. (R75 per bottle)

Terra del Capo Sangiovese: For wine aficionados who prefer a lighter, more accessible red wine, although it’s complex, it is very approachable and lingers on the palate culminating with a light cocoa finish. The wine’s ripe cherry, supple plum and layered spicy flavours effortlessly complement traditional Italian dishes such as slow braised tomatoes, the classic Italian Lasagne, slow braised Osso Bucco or Pasta Napolitana. For lighter-meal alternatives, the Sangiovese pairs perfectly with your favourite salami, olives and pickles. Or simply enjoy it on its own. (R85 per bottle)

Elgin Ridge 282 Pinot Noir 2016: A brilliant deep ruby red in colour, it offers aromas of raspberry and dark cherry fruit on the nose, with floral nuances. On the palate the acidity adds an uplifting freshness to the cherry fruits and floral scent. The texture is silky with well-integrated juicy tannins. This wine is a match made in culinary heaven when partnered with a Beef Wellington, roast chicken or even hearty mushroom risotto. Comfort food and wine at its best! (R250 per bottle)

I hope you all have a wonderful winter. Keep warm and treat yourself to these amazing wines 🙂

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