Niel Joubert Reserve Tempranillo 2020
Klein Simonsvlei, the home of Niel Joubert Wines lies on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain, on the outskirts of Paarl in the Western Cape winelands. A large wine and fruit farm, it has been owned since 1898 by the Joubert family, horticulturalists and grape growers by training, and is still run hands-on by individual family members, now in the 5th generation. The Niel Joubert Reserve Tempranillo 2020 is made from 100% Tempranillo grapes. This deep burgundy coloured wine shows subtle herbal aromas supported by rich caramel notes and concentrated dark fruit. Fleshy and well-rounded, it shows intense dark fruit, mocha and caramel flavours on the palate. Subtle sweetness, balanced acidity and structured tannins make for a red wine with finesse.
Salami on crusty French bread, or braised chicken flattie with lemon and herbs, or slow-roasted pork belly and spiced pumpkin.