What a wonderful world!
Indeed, there can be few more happiness-inducing songs than that song as performed by the late, great Louis Armstrong.
“I see trees of green, red roses too…” It’s almost as if he wrote those lyrics for the season, and for the beautiful Riebeek Valley.
You might want to line it up on your playlist as the soundtrack while you peruse this latest newsletter. Don’t miss the delicious recipe at the end, but also the news of our latest award and special offer too!
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A tremendous feat
Awards aren’t everything, but they do re-affirm what we’ve always believed about our wines and location of our vineyards. The latest accolade hails from the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards (MIWASA), where the Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2018 received Double Gold.
This award represents a score of 93 out of a possible 100 points. It’s a truly remarkable feat considering the winners outshine almost 86% of all entries received in Africa’s largest and arguably most prestigious wine and spirits competition.
Go for gold
It’s true that awards help to sell wine, which is why we’re spreading the love. Subscribers to this newsletter receive a 10% discount on the Allesverloren Tinta Barocca 2018 when ordering by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The special offer is valid until 30 November 2022.
So, if you’re not a subscriber, you’ll want to be.
MIWASA’s expert judges agree: our Tinta Barocca is a delicious wine. On the nose, there are red berry fruits, with a hint of chocolate, vanilla and oak spice. These echo on an elegant, well-structured palate and linger in a satisfying finish.
Once you’ve ordered it, try it with grilled or roasted red meat.
Get springy with it
The weather’s warming up and soon, you’ll be scratching around your wines for something a little more suitable. We’d like to recommend the Allesverloren Tinta Rosé 2022, a sublime blend with Tinta Barocca as the dominant variety, and the Allesverloren Chenin Blanc 2022, which will knock your socks off.
Both are refreshing and delicious wines that are best served slightly chilled.
Order them now at www.allesverloren.co.za/shop/.
Recipe: A Chenin Blanc match made in heaven
Allesverloren Chenin Blanc is a great food wine, and a real winner when used both as an ingredient and in a glass with roast chicken stuffed with feta and caramelised peaches.
The wine shows notes of tropical fruit, nectarine and touch of guava, all livened up with fresh acidity. A tasty nuance of lees gives it appealing breadth and length. The reason it works in this recipe is its connection with the peach and nectarine, and acidity of the salad dressing. The wheat brings it all together and rounds off the flavours beautifully.
Roast chicken with feta and caramelised peaches (Serves 4)
For the chicken thighs
- 30ml butter
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 fresh peach, diced
- 30ml olive oil
- 100g feta cheese, crumbled
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 springs fresh thyme, chopped
- 250ml Allesverloren Chenin Blanc
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon
- 8 chicken thighs (skin on)
For the wheat salad
- 125ml wheat, cooked to packet instructions
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 2 spring onions, finely chopped
- 60ml parsley, chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and black pepper
Preheat the oven to 200°C. While that’s underway, heat a pan over medium-high heat and caramelise the peach in the butter.
For the chicken, combine the caramelised peach, feta, thyme, zest, juice, garlic, and oil in a bowl. Season to taste. Stuff peach mixture generously underneath the chicken thigh skin. Place onto roasting rack, and drizzle olive oil gently onto the skin. Season once more with salt and pepper. Add the Chenin Blanc to the roasting tray and roast for 45 minutes, until the skin is crispy or when chicken juices run clear.
For the wheat salad, combine all the ingredients.
Serve the chicken with wheat salad.
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From everyone at Allesverloren.