How to survive winter with Survivor Wines

Winter also known as the “human blanket season” is upon us.

Meletso has the following tips to survive winter which includes something snugly and alcoholic.

Survivor takes its name from the tale of a hardy Nguni cow that jumped off an open bakkie while being transported from one Swartland farm to another, landing unscathed in the vineyards where the Survivor grapes are grown declaring: “The cow stops here” A metaphor for brave choices, the story of the Nguni cow continues to inspire this free spirited range of wines.

Rooted firmly in the Swartland, Survivor wines express a true sense of place and authenticity attributed to the prized low-yielding, dryland vineyards near Malmesbury. The Survivor white wine line-up includes exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, with well-structured, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Syrah amongst the reds. These wines are enjoyed for their structure and fullness.

While this intrepid range may be inspired by the colourful legend of the Nguni cow, there is nothing quirky about the quality of these award winning wines.

Meletso received a survivor pack which included a snugly beanie and the following wines:

Survivor Chenin Blanc – lovely creamy and textured – perfect winter white wine 

This pairs perfectly with my curry mussel soup a recipe my sister in-law so graciously shared with me.

Priced at R780 for a case of 6 or R 130 per bottle.

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Survivor Pinotage – rich and velvety textured 

Which pairs well with a rich lamb shank and creamy mash.

Priced at R 1050 for a case of 6 or R 175 per bottle.

Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon – pure winter comfort with lots of berry fruit and rich chocolate flavour

Which pairs well with a rich chocolaty dessert such as a chocolate fondant with berries.

Priced at R 1050 for a case of 6 or R 175 per bottle.

Our favourite from the three was the Cabernet Sauvignon, I enjoy a blend and this one is a winner in every aspect. This is a great wine to cuddle up with and enjoy while watching Netflix or around a fire.

A top tip to to stay warm this winter is to make Glühwein, Glühwein is heated wine which is spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, citrus and sugar.

How do you survive winter, share some of your tips with us in the comments below.


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