Savour autumn with a mouthful of Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon

Wednesday, 20 February, 2013
Fleur du Cap
Full-bodied, packed with citrus aromas and a buttery, toasty finish, Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2011 is a versatile wine to enjoy as the early autumn chill approaches.
The perfect accompaniment to wild mushrooms and muted autumn flavours, this Unfiltered Semillon embodies great complexity and true varietal character through meticulous terroir selection and excellent craftsmanship in the Fleur du Cap cellar.  

"Our Semillon is an elegant wine with heaps of apricot and vanilla oak spice on the palate allowing it to be enjoyed even at mild room temperatures during the colder months. I enjoy drinking this wonderful food wine most during autumn with creamy wild mushroom risotto," says winemaker Pieter Bedanhorst who loves to add a dash of Semillon to the pot to give the dish greater depth and flavour.

"A great trick I learned from salt aficionado Chef Craig Cormack is to substitute table salt with an artisanal alternative such as Murray River salt. It just adds an extra dimension to your dish and really brings out the full flavour profile of the Semillon," adds Pieter.

Inspired by Fleur du Cap's close affinity to nature and the unbridled expression of fruit and flavour of the Unfiltered range, Chef Craig enjoys experimenting with these wines and his ever expanding salt collection. His ultimate pairing choice for the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2011 is a seared tuna enlivened with delicately pink Murray River Salt from Australia.

“One of the challenges when pairing salt and wine is to create food that will enhance the wine without dominating it. The unique characteristics of Murray River salt unveil the flavours of the complex, full bodied Unfiltered Semillon superbly,” says Chef Craig.  

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2011 is available at select fine dining restaurants, boutique wine stores or the Fleur du Cap cellar door at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch from around R95 per bottle.

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An excellent food wine
An excellent food wine

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