Mapping Terroir : Day Six

A fabulous lunch of borscht followed by fillet with shiraz jus at Overhex International this lunchtime with JC Martin, Natalie van Rooyen-Malan and Gerhard van der Wath, below.  To drink, a juicy white Fairtrade Haven Point Viognier/Shiraz 2012 from the Swartland and an invitation to Cape Wine 2012, my second.  Can’t wait!  The borscht recipe is a copycat of the one at Babel restaurant on the tony Babylonstoren Estate in Paarl and Gerhard reckons its just as good.

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Some incredible value wines in our blind terroir tasting like a Chardonnay 2012 from BC (the old Brandvlei Cellar, with the name shortened and abbreviated to facilitate pronunciation) for all of R20. But its not all a value proposition as the Pinot Grigio 2012 from Arendskloof called Voetspore – clearly pronunciation lessons have not been taken up universally – is a stonker and certainly the best PG I’ve tasted in the Cape.

We’re staying at The Habit, a B&B located just behind the Worcester school for the blind. Quite appropriate, if you think about it.