Given the complexity of flavours (spicy, sweet and salty- sometimes all at the same time) in Indian food, choosing the right wine can be quite the predicament. Fiery dishes for instance require a wine to balance the heat without adding to it, and it should also not be high in alcohol as that intensifies the spice. Check out our fantastic selection of red wines.
NEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE MERLOT
Nose: Hints of vanilla and
oak which follow through on
Palate: Powerful and wellrounded
with subtle vanilla
oak in the background.
Food pairing: Oxtail, casseroles, red meat, game, spicy indian curries, pizza and pasta dishes.
Available from Nakumatt, The Wine Shop, Vintage Cigars, Chandarana, Haven, Nederburg
CASILLERO DEL DIABLO PINOT NOIR
Nose: Complex aromas of strawberries, raspberries and notes of toasted French oak.
Palate: Elegant and friendly with a long sweet finish.
Food pairing: Chicken, pork and vegetarian dishes or even a gusty fish dish, red meat and Camembert
Available from Viva Global
CHALK HILL BLUE SHIRAZ CABERNET
Nose: Aromas of red berry fruit and plums with a hint of wood.
Palate: Medium bodied with luscious cherry and plum flavours and a soft full finish.
Food pairing: Meat dishes e.g Lamb bhuna
Available from all leading supermarkets & WOW Beverages
DARLING CELLARS MERLOT
Nose: Red berries with hints of mocha.
Palate: Full bodied with delicate ripe plum flavours and a long lingering finish.
Food pairing: Roast lamb, tomato-based pasta dishes, very spicy Indian dishes.
Available from MIA Wines
NEDERBURG WINEMASTER’S RESERVE- PINOTAGE
Nose: Plums and prunes with a hint of banana and slight oak spices in the background.
Palate: Fruit flavours, soft tannins and a lingering aftertaste.
Food pairing: Pasta, roast leg of lamb, chocolate and spicy sauces.