Wine of the week
A mouthful of ripe strawberries with whiffs of mulled spice, what’s not to like. It’s an opulent red, with a hot-blooded temperament, comparable to those from the vineyards of southern Italy. Known as Primitivo in the ‘heel’ of Italy but made fashionable as Zinfandel in California, this black-skinned grape variety thrives in warmer climates. Barrel matured for one year in French and American oak, this is a big wine, and is perfect for drinking with hearty casseroles and game dishes. It also goes down beautifully with liquor-filled dark chocolate truffles. Buy online from www.grandeprovence.co.za at a cellar door price of R150 (buy a dozen bottles for free delivery anywhere in SA).
Get it Joburg West – October 2017