We love South African wines
A veritable pantry
A long way from just Steen
There is more Chenin Blanc now in South Africa (still also locally called Steen) than there is in the Loire Valley, home of the variety. South African Chenin Blanc is used to produce wines from dry to sweet, and even brandy. Chenin Blanc makes up approximately 18% of SA vineyard area. Among Paradisi’s Chenin Blanc offering: Chenin Blanc 2008 from Katbakkies Wines, Badenhorst Secateurs 2011 and Morgenhof Chenin Blanc 2009 (picture).
Bottle shelf scenes...! Boschendal Wines is located at Franschhoek and was established in 1685, when it was first granted to French immigrant, Jean le Long. Nowadays Boschendal remains well-loved for its wines, restaurant, beautiful grounds, and Le Picnic.
Delaire Graff Estate is located just outside Stellenbosch is home to fine wines, a fine restaurant, and a 5-star lodge and spa. Currently they have two 5-star wines in the Platter guide.
Text thanks to Platter 2013.
An unusual Champagne
From the Champagne house of Drappier, at Urville, comes Brut Nature Pinot Noir Zero Dosage.
This is a first pressing of 100% Pinot Noir, but with no dosage. No liqueur d'expédition has been added and all that there is is the natural residual sugar of 2g per bottle. Also, there is only an absolute minimum of sulphur present - the wine expresses itself naturally. This very original Champagne is €38,20 per bottle.
For your pantry
Try squid ink pasta - it is a delicious accompaniment to fish dishes, and you can be creative with it visually. Pâtes Fabre - €4,90.
It may be the end of February, but it's not the end of winter! It is still time for casseroles and stews - rehydrate our dried mushrooms for extra flavour and savouriness. (From €2,50 / bag.)
Make your mashed potatoes even more creamy and delicious by adding truffle-infused sunflower oil (€6,60) and oven-roasted garlic.
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Paradisi is a wine and fine food shop in Destelbergen, East Flanders, Belgium.
We specialise in South African wines and Viognier; food gifts and baskets, and hard-to-find ingredients.
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This week's promotions
A touch of South Africa - Sequillo Red 2009 from Sequillo Cellars, Swartland was 29,60, now -15% at 25,16; The Goose Wines The Gander Sauvignon Blanc (Wine of Origin Western Cape) was 8,90, now 7,12. In the pantry, Revolution English Breakfast Tea (was 5,30, now 4,50) and Une Entrée Gourmande! Set of 4 tapenades, was 16,60, now -20% at 13,28.
Paradisi proudly supports Sprinkle vzw, a Belgian NGO that supports children in South Africa who are AIDS orphans.
We make unusual wine with Jean-Marc Lafont & friends in Beaujolais, from Viognier & Syrah. Read more about this at Our Vineyard, and find these wines at Paradisi.