Friday, May 18, 2012


Winter means hearty meals and time spent in front of the fireplace. Add great company and a glass of the 2006 Monis Vintage Port and you have the perfect evening in.

This delicious wine is superb when enjoyed on its own but pairs equally well with a variety of cheeses and green-fig preserve or desserts such as chocolate truffles, gateaux, ice creams and fruits soaked in fortified wine.  It also makes a versatile addition to sauces and reductions and will add a delicious depth of flavour to many winter food recipes.

A blend of the classic port varietals Touriga Naçional, Sousão and Tinta Roritz, it is an elegant wine with excellent aging potential. It has wonderful ripe, red-berry aromas, followed by whiffs of dark cherry and chocolate, bramble and ripe plum. On the palate the wine unfolds slowly with a rich but relatively dry flavour of berry, finishing with great balance and marked by supple tannins.

The 2006 Monis Vintage Port is available at leading liquor outlets and retails for about R80.

NOTE: From the next vintage onwards Monis Vintage Port will change its name to comply with EU regulations restricting the use of the name Port. However the current vintage still carries the name Port.