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.


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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


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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 ūüėČ


Posted by Jasna of  Fashionjazz



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