Tastings at Haute Cabriere a delight
several delights on the six-course Pinot Noir tasting menu.
Recently released, the 2011 unwooded pinot noir is fresh and easydrinking with berry flavours and soft tannins, a pleasing partner for pasta. The 2009 pinot noir can be enjoyed now or matured for a few years. This pairs well with red meat and game fish. Proving that this cultivar does age well is the 2004 pinot which is available as a mag- num from the tasting room, open seven days a week.
Visitors can also sample these valley wines at the Bastille festival.
Perhaps less well known is the Pierre Jourdan Ratafia, a unique product made from chardonnay, fortified with Cabriere’s potstill brandy to make a delicious aperitif or partner for a rich mushroom soup.
More traditionally, Ratafia can be sipped while indulging in a rich dessert like chocolate mousse, or enjoyed with coffee. It sells for R70 from the cellar in a pretty 375ml bottle.