How much? R170 @ Bar Bar Blacksheep;
Where? Lammershoek farm in Aprilskloof, Paardeberg 27 (0) 22 482-2835;
Why? This Chenin/Chardonnay/Viognier, Clairette, Grenache Blanc white blend from the Paardeberg is a benchmark of this rich, fruit-driven style that has taken SA restaurants by storm. The intense flavours of the wine can cope with the rusticly spiced dishes from purveyors of avant garde Boerekos like Mynhardt Joubert at Bar Bar Black Sheep in Riebeek-Kasteel and the wine is dense enough to accommodate the odd ice cube.
Riebeek-Kasteel still retains a hint of that bohemian bolshiness from the days when Bertus Basson would cook at the Royal Hotel and upstanding citizens would be arrested for being drunk and disorderly pedestrians. Now that Brandhouse has unveiled a Responsible Drinking Media Awards competition, pundits of the press will be observed more frequently as pedestrians. As indeed are Riebeek-Kasteel’s finest who now are too fat to fit into their patrol cars, according to Anton.