Wednesday, March 10, 2010

South African straw wine

I meant to announce I was off to South Africa on a wine trip but was so busy before I went away and so rushed since that I haven't had time to post for the last few days.

Lots about South Africa when I return but I just thought you might like to see that the country is now producing straw wine (an intensely sweet wine where the grapes are dried on straw mats.) This one came from a small producer called Mullineux up in the Swartland region and was absolutely delicious - a bit like a Vin Santo or a Passito di Pantelleria. It would be great with dark chocolate or a blue cheese like Gorgonzola.

I'll check my notes if I have a moment to see if there's a stockist.

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