Wine

Three smooth red wines to go perfectly with your feast

Shorter days and longer, cooler nights mean it’s time to savour some heart-warming red wines

17 April 2022 - 00:00
By Hilary Biller
Three perfect wines for Easter lunch.
Image: Supplied Three perfect wines for Easter lunch.

WINE FOR GOOD

SAAM pinotage 2020

This is a feel-good wine. Apart from the attractive eye-catching label, this Perdeberg Cellar red is Fairtrade-certified, which ensures their vineyard workers and families benefit from community projects and their producers are sustainable too. Easy on the palate, there are aromas of  dark berries with mocha undertones and smooth tannins, which make it great for robust meats like game and lamb, and cuts the richness of duck perfectly.

Price: R75

EVERYDAY DRINKING

Roodeberg Classic Red 2020

A well-known red blend of varieties including cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, petit verdot and tannat gives aromatic layers of red and dark fruit with hints of sweet spice and dark chocolate. A perfect Easter food accompaniment, this easy-drinking wine works well with roasts, braais and slow-cooked meats.

Price: R89

CELEBRATION

Windmeul pinotage 2019, The Legend Collection

This premium wine is a “best barrels selection of pinotage” inspired by late veteran Springbok rugby wing and former Windmeul director Theuns Briers. Smooth on the palate, it is well rounded with ripe tannins that retain the flavour and complement any meat dish perfectly.

Price: R350