Wine and Ice Cream at Clos Malverne

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With the mercury rising, Clos Malverne turns its pairing thoughts to that favourite summer staple, homemade ice cream, paired with wines as a refreshing summer tasting offer from October till the end of February 2012.

For just R45, you can stay cool with sips and scoops of four delicious ice cream and wine pairing sensations in the tasting lounge for sheer indulgence on spectacular summer days in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands.

“When pairing ice creams with wine balance is key and the same criteria apply as when pairing food and wine. One of the golden rules is that the acidity and sugar levels must be balanced in both the food and ice cream. One should work with both the aromas and flavours of the wine to get a great match for pairing ice creams,” shares Clos Malverne winemaker Suzanne Coetzee who helped to pair chef Nadia Louw Smith’s ice creams with her favourite cellar gems.

First on the list is the Clos Malverne Sauvignon Blanc and Lychee & Lime ice cream which create a wonderful taste explosion in the mouth with the lychee enhancing the tropical fruit nose and the lime lifting the freshness of the wine. It is the perfect sweet and sour combo and the creaminess of the ice cream complements the creamy texture of the wine exceptionally well.

Clos Malverne’s new coffee-style pinotage, Le Café, is matched with a scoop of Mandarin & Pistachio Praline ice cream. The nuts bring out the roasted coffee bean and mocha flavours, whilst the mandarin and caramel highlights the smoky undertones of the wine.

All time favourite Strawberry & White Chocolate ice cream paired with the estate’s flagship Cape Blend, Auret, is an ace match in both colour and taste and transforms the tastebuds right to Wimbledon’s Centre Court. The refreshing strawberry highlights the tremendous fruit of the lush Auret while the creamy ice cream, festooned with white chocolate, complements the velvety texture of the wine.                        

Ending your taste experience on a decadent high, Clos Malverne Pinotage Reserve and Dark Chocolate Chip ice cream are a heavenly combination that melts into a wonderful rich, velvety mouthfeel with every sip and spoonful. The frozen chocolate bomb with its pure bitter chocolate flavours highlights the dark rich fruit of the wine while the creaminess of the ice cream allows the flavours of the wine to linger a little longer.

The Clos Malverne Wine and Ice Cream Tastings create melt-in-your-mouth magic from Tuesdays till Saturdays between 10h00 and 16h00. Pre-bookings are required.

For more information about these super cool indulgences or to book contact Clos Malverne Estate at Tel: (+27)21 865 2022