Time 4 Wine was hosted by DK Burger Bar with Welgemeend Wine Estate
Welgemeend has been producing classic French-style red blends since 1979, with emphasis on elegance and a fine balance between fruit and alcohol. Junel Vermeulen, representative of the farm, took us through five very different wines produced by this estate.
DK Burger Bar offers craft beer, gourmet burgers and a view of the Waterkoof golf estate. What else do you need?
Whether you are looking for a relaxing spot for drinks after work or an intimate private function venue, DK Burger Bar will suffice.
On the menu:
1. Welcome drink - Sparkling Symphony 2014: 95% Sauvignon blanc; 5% Shiraz
This is a wonderfully lively sparkling off-dry rose made from Sauvignon blanc with just a drop of Shiraz to add the beautiful colour.
The nose is characterised by fresh strawberries and Turkish delight and the palate is refreshing with bursts of lime and hints of fresh berry fruit.
2. Welgemeend Sauvignon Blanc 2015: 90% Sauvignon blanc; 7% Chenin blanc; 3% Nouvelle
This Sauvignon blanc with a touch of Chenin blanc and Nouvelle is a lively wine with tropical fruit, pineapple and guavas and finishes with gooseberries and cut grass crispness. A full, slightly more complex wine to be enjoyed at sundown or with chicken, fish or pasta.
3. Welgemeend Wedding Red Wine - Ruby Cabernet, Merlot & Pinotage
Pairing: Gorgonzola & bacon stuffed chicken wing, salt & pepper squid & pork belly samoosa
4. Welgemeend Chenin Blanc
Careful blending of wine sourced from the very best Paarl vineyards results in this beautiful wine. Guavas, ripe apples and pears are abundantly present in this typical tropical fruit driven Chenin blanc. The fresh acidity balances the fruit and produces a wine that will pair well with chicken, fish, veal and cream based dishes.
5. Welgemeend Soopjeshoogte - 54% Cabernet sauvignon; 42% Merlot & 4% Cabernet franc
Garnet red in colour, the Soopjeshoogte 2011 displays ripe plums on the nose with forest floor and cigar box accents. The palate’s fresh acidity accentuates the lush black plums, raspberries and rich black cherries on the mid-palate. The wine follows through with a long, smooth after taste of plums with notes of cocoa and forest floor.
A light styled Bordeaux blend, the wine will drink well now and can aged for 2-3 years. Enjoy as a table wine.
Pairing: Feta and wild mushroom stuffed soft shin beef burger with beetroot crisps
6. Sparkling Symphony 2014
Pairing: “Banana Split” Banana chimichanga, burnt honey ice cream and fudge sauce
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