Forget cheese and chocolate…Delheim Wine Estate now whips up a decadent Cupcake & Wine Pairing for an impromptu party in the mouth, whilst discovering an array of estate wines on offer at this legendary Stellenbosch Estate.
This decadent treat costs R75 per person and comprises four exquisite cupcakes matched with a specific Delheim wine.
“Cupcakes make people smile and wine in moderation enlivens any affair, therefore we pair the two for the perfect pick-me-up indulgence that pampers the palate and the mood,” shares Delheim’s resident chef Christine Claasen, the mastermind behind this delicious foursome.
First up to fulfill that ‘fairies dancing on the tongue’ feeling is her Rooibos Cupcake infused with lemon and topped with a cream cheese and honey icing, which is paired with the Delheim Unwooded Chardonnay for a fun, fruity and fresh start. The wine’s vibrant citrus aromas and mineral undertones cut through and complement the sweeter taste profile of the confection and uplift the subtle Rooibos nuances.
Next up is the exotic Pomegranate Cupcake matched with the ever-popular Delheim Pinotage Rosé. The strawberry and raspberry kisses combined with the perfumed floral notes in the wine pair well and accentuate the grenadine flavoured, ‘wish-i-could-lick-the-bowl’ cream cheese icing.
A traditional African Makataan Cupcake festooned with makataan (wild melon) syrup icing shares the spotlight with the Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie. The citrus, stone fruit and mineral notes of the wine add a gentle, refreshing twist to the melon’s tropical-tinted and somewhat tart taste. It is a superb crowd-pleasing combo with flavours that merge and mellow with subtle sweetness.
Christine ends this tasting on decadent high with her Pumpkin Cupcake paired with the Delheim Pinotage. This mouthwatering morsel is made with farm grown pumpkin, spiced up with star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with pickled pumpkin. Exuding black cherry, plum and red berry fruit backed by dark chocolate and floral notes, the wine peaks at mid-palate and then fades to the rear to allow the distinct flavor of the cupcake to return for the grand finale.
The Delheim Cupcake & Wine Pairing is on offer seven days a week at the tasting room – between 9h00 and 16h30 – and pre-bookings are essential. To book this tantalising experience for you and your friends contact Delheim Estate (Charlotte Terblanche) at Tel: 021 888 4600 or send an email to [email protected].