A wine farm in the Durbanville Wine Valley has come up with a pairing of bubblies and macarons, and we’re here for it.
The team at Canto Boutique Winery, which opened in Durbanville in January, offers a tasting of four MCCs, each paired with a dainty macaron. The Chardonnay MCC Brut has been matched with a hazelnut macaron to deliver buttery and earthy flavours, while the raspberry and spicy flavours of the Shiraz Rose MCC Brut are complemented by a red-velvet macaron. In the third of the four pairings, a salted-caramel macaron is paired with the Canto Chardonnay/Pinot Noir MCC Brut for a sweet and savoury combo. The most popular is reportedly the Pinot Noir MCC Brut served with a Turkish Delight macaron, which has delicate rosewater/muscat flavours to complement the delicate strawberry flavours of the bubbly.
To balance all this sweetness, the winery has a deli where guests can build platters of cheeses, charcuterie, crackers and relishes. In addition to the MCC range above, the Canto range also includes an unwooded chardonnay, a merlot and a sauvignon blanc.
Canto Boutique Winery is open for tastings from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Standard wine tastings are R55 a person and the MCC and macaron pairing goes for R95 a person. In summer, picnic hampers will be available to enjoy on the lawn. For more information visit cantowines.co.za/ or phone 021 492 2821.
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