These are the wines you should be drinking this autumn. 6 great value wines to accompany hearty autumnal food and keep out the chills over the next few weeks.
All available at Vino Pronto, Orange Street, Gardens.
Jean Daneel – JD 2010. A mix of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Colombard. From Napier, near Cape Agulhas. 13.5% Pineapple, hints of honey. A well balanced wine. Great with a mild curry, R61.
Usana. The Fox 2007. Cabernet Sauvignon. From Stellenbosch. 14%. Black cherry, cigarbox, dusty grape leaf. There’s an earthiness in this wine. Would go well with steak and sauce like a mustard and mushroom. Great value for a Cabernet Sauvignon R68.
Red Shoe 2009 Ruby Cabernet and Cabernet Sauvignon. From the Vredendal area. 14.5% Red fruit, cherries, raspberries, a touch of prunes with a smoky finish. Try with a Spanish chicken stew with red peppers and tomatoes. R 57