"all together"

Chakalaka (all together) with Spice Route this Easter

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Spice Route Chakalaka, translated from the Zulu word meaning "all together" is a fitting term for this award-winning wine from the Swartland.

Made from 6 different varietals, Chakalaka is the perfect complement to spicy Easter meals and celebrations. This medium-bodied blend displays an intense red/purple colour, offering dark plum, black cherry and spicy aromas with a hint of smoky cloves and savoury notes on the palate. It boasts with a smooth tannin structure and lingering spice flavours.

"The Chakalaka 2010 consists of six varietals: 37% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 13% Carignan, 10% Tannat, 8% Grenache and 7% Petit Sirah. The blend is an excellent example of a wine that displays the unique attributes of the Swartland terroir," says winemaker Charl du Plessis.

Fortunately, wine-lovers don't need to travel all the way to the Swartland to enjoy our Spice Route wines. All it takes is a visit to our brand new tasting room in Paarl - the Spice Route Destination. Drawing inspiration from the Zulu word and the distinct Chakalaka wine, the Spice Route Destination consists of a carefully curated selection of artisanal producers, all on one farm and ready to showcase their produce and share their craft. The Spice Route Destination provides the perfect blend of offerings, making it the ideal day-trip destination for the whole family.

Indulge in a chocolate and wine pairing at the Spice Route Tasting Room, enjoy a culinary journey of note at the Spice Route Restaurant while admiring the breath-taking views of Table Mountain, savour craft beer brewed in traditional style at the Cape Brewing Company (CBC), or simply relax in our beer garden, Barley & Biltong. DV Artisan Chocolate offers tutored chocolate tastings and acclaimed glass blowing artist, Liz Lacey of Red Hot Glass, invites you to see her create her magic. Last but not least, end your day with a glass of internationally-acclaimed Grappa or Eaux de vieat Wilderer Distillery and La Grapperia.

The Spice Route Destination is a place to create unforgettable memories, so join us for a culinary 'Easter weekend' journey as you celebrate with family and friends, share a special meal and experience life 'all together'.

For more information call us on +27.218635222 or email restaurant@spiceroute.co.za. For the latest news on the Spice Route Destination, please visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @SpiceRoutePaarl.

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