If you’ve always wondered which wine will go best with your favourite Mauritian dish, wonder no more! Fleur Edel Seebundhun, a sommelier at 20/Vin, shares her knowledge of this art (… and science) with us so you can impress your guests at your next dinner party.
Historically, white wines have always been known to complement fish dishes and light meals. Is it gajak time? Gato arouille will go perfectly with a crisp white wine made from the Gewürztraminer grape that has fruity aromas and sweet notes but isn’t too overpowering. Try: Vina Esmeralda, Torres, Spain
Adding density with its freshness and vanilla notes, your famous bouillon de poisson would be perfect with the acidity of a dry white wine such as a Chardonnay. Try: Latour, Chardonnay, Grand Ardèche, France Complement your fish vinnday with a white wine made from the Viognier grape variety. Its silky texture and sweet-spicy aroma go hand in hand with the power of the vinnday’s spices. Try: Secret de Famille, Jaboulet, Côtes du Rhône, France
The tannins and aroma of a full-bodied red wine such as Bordeaux will complement the game meat’s flavour in your kari cerf. Try: Puy Laborde Castle, Bordeaux, France or for a kari poule try: Merlot, South Africa For your minn frit, pick a red wine made from the Pinot Noir grape variety. Its freshness will add energy to the dish while its red fruits aromas won’t overpower the dish. Try: Pinot Noir, Gallo, California, United States | For boulettes, try a light red wine: Beaujolais Villages, Duboeuf, France
Or is rougay sosis and bouillon bred on tonight’s menu? Grab a bottle of a silky red wine that has tannins but won’t accentuate the acidity of the tomatoes in the rougay. Try: Le Petit Pas, Lurton, Côtes du Roussillon, France
Day drinking? Do it in all elegance with Rosé… ideal for light lunches and salads. The crispness and fruitiness of a Rosé will wonderfully complement your beach barbecue. Try: Château Roubine, Rosé, France
In November 2019, 20/Vin’s Bagatelle Mall outlet will move to a bigger shop within the mall’s central alley. Alongside that, you can also look forward to:
– optimised service with products divided into two distinct categories, wines and spirits;
– an enhanced cellar experience, dedicated to wine discovery and knowledge;
– new ranges of organic wines;
– an all-new selection of cigars;
– an array of non-alcoholic wines from the renowned Spanish brand, Torres.