Recently I was invited to do a wine and salt pairing at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch,I have done many different wine pairings from noughat,cheese to nuts but I never done a salt pairing so I was very interested to try it out..
When I arrived we were given 5 glasses with different pairings as you can see below, everything is served on salt blocks and include 5 fleur de cap wines.
It is a very interesting combination and what amazed me was the way the salt changed the taste of the wine and in fact it tasted like a completey different wine.
I enjoyed all of them and spent half the day chatting to everyone and learning more about the pairing and the history of Die Bergkelder. In the end I started mixing all the different the pairings and trying out some new combinations of my own which turned quite well.
The unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc is paired with sulphuric salt and dolmades made with wild rice
The unfiltered Chardonnay is paired with rich green olive pesto nd black lava salt
The unfiltered Merlot is paired with prosciutto or chicken pate with caramelised onions and murray river salt
The Fleur du cap Cabernet Sauvignon is paired with sun dried tomotoes and 6 month matured gouda cheese and khoisan salt
The Fleur de cap Noble Late harvest is paired with maldon salted fudge
Everyone was so friendly I really want to go and visit again, so if you are the area then this pairing is a must, your taste buds will thank you 😉
Posted by Jasna of Fashionjazz