Harald Bresselschmidt and Robin von Holdt of Buybetterwine.com take great pleasure in inviting you to Cape Town’s latest world class offering. ‘The Four Seasons’ series showcases Harald’s finest contemporary seasonal cuisine partnering a selection of fine wines from Robin’s cellar.
An Evening of Côte-Rôtie on 5 April 2019!
Côte-Rôtie is a wine region in the northern Rhone, arguably its most famous. The vineyards are located just south of Vienne. The vineyards are unique because of the steep slopes facing the river and their stone walls. Côte-Rôtie can be rendered in English as “the roasted slope” and refers to the long hours of sunlight that these steep slopes receive.
The wines are red, made with Syrah grapes and up to 20% Viognier, a white grape used for its aroma. According to appellation rules, Syrah and Viognier must be fermented at the same time, a process known as co-fermentation. Because of this combination, Côte-Rôtie wine typically exhibits an almost paradoxical pairing of meat aromas (including bacon) and floral aromas.
Join Aubergine for a compelling tasting of aged Côte-Rotie:
- Ogier 2007
- Bernard 2007
- Bernard 2006
- Guigal La Mouline 2004
- Guigal La Turque 2004
- Bonnefond 2003
- Ogier 2000
- St Cosme 1999
which is then followed by a 3 course dinner paired with:
Du Chene Condrieu 2012
A great wine, intense, focused and concentrated with a waxy, classic texture.
Chave Offerus St Joseph 2012
Pliant, ripe, then a taut mid-palate, excellent clarity and a seductive, floral finish.
Francois et Fils Côte-Rôtie 2011
‘Elegant and refined, medium in weight and at only 12.5% missing no oomph. Remarkable.
The full evening costs R2850 per person and includes the tasting, wine paired dinner and gratuity. You are also welcome to select your own elements:
- Tasting R1380
- Paired Menu R 800
- Dinner Wines R 540
- Gratuity on dinner R 130
Contact Catherine on firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or enquiries.
Directions to Aubergine
39 Barnet Street
021 465 4909