Tasting at Bolenius

Tasting at Bolenius

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Tasting at Bolenius

Over a matched four-course lunch by celebrity chef Luc Kusters, we tasted a selection of South Africa's wonderful sustainable wines; being dry was not an option on this afternoon. We tasted with a live connection with Siobhan Thompson, CEO of Wines of South Africa, and a number of winemakers who had come over specially, including Liezl Dippenaar of Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl (pictured). The wines were explained by registry vintner Angélique Chamboné. Highlight: the dish 'the kitchen garden of the Zuidas' with all vegetables of the season laid out as a miniature work of art (see photo). Reyneke's biodynamically produced Sauvignon Blanc from Stellenbosch is a dry style, we taste rhubarb. Lars Daniëls says he wants to give it a few more years. The Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin Blanc from fair trade producer Du Toitskloof from Franschhoek is already very aromatic, sweet but with fine citrus on the palate and so a perfect match with the dish.


Hospitable castle

When the word chateau or castle comes to mind, our wine heart immediately starts beating. Maurick Castle in Vught is there for fine wining & dining and informed us that they have a new brigade, so that visitors can be even better pampered. Klaas van Leengoed and Niek van Lieverloo joined forces back in 2015 to breathe new life into the 15th-century castle.



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