A tasting guide to South Africa’s delectable Two Oceans Wines
Two of the earth’s greatest oceans sculpt the sandy shores of Africa. The Atlantic Ocean with its cold Benguela current flows south along the west coast, while the Indian Ocean, carrying the warm Agulhas current, flows south along the east coast of Africa.
These two mighty oceans meet dramatically at Cape Point, the stormy southern-most tip of South Africa, amidst huge swells, gigantic waves and sea spray, help cool the surrounding air and land to create the perfect conditions for growing grapes and producing world-class wines, namely Two Oceans Wines.
Wine enthusiasts describe Two Oceans Wines as lively, delicious and approachable, with varietals to please every palate. Let our guide direct you to your ideal wine.
The red wines produced by Two Oceans Wines are Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz. They also produce a delightfully fruity rosé wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
This bright, ruby red wine has a bouquet of ripe berries against a background of subtle oak spice, making it taste soft and fruity. It’s the ideal companion to red meat dishes and also tastes exceptional when paired with pasta dishes.
Pinot Noir is a crisp wine that has a green tinge and a gorgeous, fruity bouquet of dried peach and apricot with a slight presence of litchi. It’s perfect for sipping slowly on a very warm day or served with summery salads and cold meats.
Shiraz wine is vibrant red in colour and its bouquet sets an air of mystique with its magical aromas of red berries, cloves, spices, hints of white pepper and subtle vanilla. It is extremely soft on the palate, leaving a deliciously spicy lingering finish in the mouth. It is the ideal wine to pair with red meat, game, and pasta dishes.
This pretty-in-pink wine is perfect for entertaining your nearest and dearest at picnic lunches or birthday parties, and it fits in like a dream with grilled seafood, chicken, pasta, or sushi. People simply love its intense floral aromas with hints of sweet strawberries and sour cherries.
Pinot Grigio is a brilliant wine tinged with green, which has a fruity bouquet rich in pear and green apple with a subtle hint of litchi. Nothing is more refreshing than a glass of Pinot Grigio to sip on a warm summer day, together with light salads and cold meats served al fresco.
This is a favourite wine amongst wine enthusiasts and sports a fresh green tint. It exudes a tropical fruity aroma and flavours of passion fruit, green apple, and sweet melon. It is best enjoyed with fish and poultry dishes.
Discover your favourite bottle of Two Oceans wine by visiting their website. There you’ll find food and wine pairing ideas, as well as delicious-sounding recipes to try.