La Motte Syrah red wine is a true expression of its Franschhoek terroir where micro-climates from the mountain slopes and valley floors add complexity to the wine’s elegant character. Syrah wine from Franschhoek contains a natural fruitiness that includes red berries and mulberry, while a small percentage Durif provides colour, plum fruit and texture.
The full-bodied character of this red wine harmonises perfectly with rich, flavourful dishes, grilled foods (including grilled vegetables), game dishes (particularly those incorporating stewed fruit and sweet aromatic spice components), peppercorn-crusted steaks and barbecued meat in a sticky, sweet sauce. The red wine’s abundant fruit also latches onto the sweetness in jellies, chutneys and berry sauces.
This Chardonnay white wine is excellent with caviar, snails, carpaccio paté, crayfish (Cape rock lobster), prawns, mussels, perlemoen (abalone) and creamy cheese.
Grapes for this white wine originate from La Motte in Franschhoek. The vineyard lies 200 metres above sea level, against a southern and southwestern slope.
La Motte MCC will complement a wide range of South African foods. Good with most local cheeses, especially soft cheese, luxury foods such as oysters and or without sauce, pastries, especially mushroom quiche, salads, carpaccio and light meats such as poultry, veal and pork.