DU TOITSKLOOF WINES COMES OUT TOPS WITH FOOD PAIRINGS
ISSUED BY DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS) ON BEHALF OF DU TOITSKLOOF WINES
Du Toitskloof Dimension
At the inaugural What Food, What Wine South Africa, the local version of the UK’s biggest food and wine matching competition, no less than three of Du Toitskloof’s wines received five stars with two of these wines being named trophy winners in the R100 and under category. The competition is hosted by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and TWS Media.
All-time favourite every-day dishes were prepared by celebrity chef, Jenny Morris, and a panel of judges tasted and scored each wine to see which wine best matched the dish. The categories included wines either under R100 or above R100 paired with snacks, easy-everyday meals, traditional South African foods and desserts. The top scoring wines achieving five stars were re-tasted by the judges, in order to announce the overall trophy winner for each category.
The pairings which impressed the judges to award Du Toitskloof two trophies out of the13 wines awarded in the under R100 category were the Du Toitskloof Beaukett 2013 paired with pumpkin fritters and the Du Toitskloof Dimension 2010 with oxtail stew. These wines together with the Du Toitskloof Chardonnay Viognier 2013 paired with bobotie achieved five stars.
According to chief winemaker, Shawn Thomson it’s great to see that the wines faired so well with traditional South African dishes.
“Du Toitskloof Wines prides itself in creating wines that can be enjoyed at any occasion but especially accompanied with great food. The traditions the six founding members of the cellar set in place more than 50 years ago are treasured by the 11 families that own the 22 member farms. Most of these families’ forebears count among the founding members and this has created a close-knit community that certainly is reflected in the wines that we create. And just as one would see a traditional food recipe handed down through the generations so the legacy of these founding members are still honoured today. ”
The Du Toitskloof Dimension 2010 and Du Toitskloof Chardonnay Viognier 2013 are both available from the cellar retailing at R70 and R55 respectively whilst the Du Toitskloof Beaukett 2013 is available nationwide from all major supermarkets and liquor outlets for about R33 per bottle.