Pizza A la Mulderbosch

Pizza travels the world and comes in all shapes and sizes. Round, rectangular, folded over as a calzone or as flat bread, this creation is still one of the most popular dishes in the world and the varieties and toppings are endless.
South African wine and pizza really are the perfect pair!

The general rule of thumb is to start with the white wines and slowly make your way to the reds and sweet dessert wines. We however, were encouraged to try different combinations with the pizza and decide which flavors WE thought worked well together. It was nice making up our own minds during the tasting.

 

The pairings that were put together where the Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (2010) in combination with the Artichoke and Black Olive Pizza, he Cabernet Sauvignon Rose (2013) with the Proscuito, Rocket and Pecorino pizza. A deliscious Portebilini Mushroom pizza with the Yardstick Pinot Noir (2012) – showing that a red wine can be paired wonderfully with a vegitarian dish and a Biltong, Sweet Pepperdew and avo pizza with the Faithful Hound (2012). My absolute favorite however, was the Fig, Blue Cheese and Panchetta pizza, which was paired with Noble late harvest 2011. I am not normally a fan of sweet wine and would never pair a dessert wine with pizza, but the combination was perfect and brought out the sweet flavors of the figs and strengthened the salty taste of the pancetta allowing the wine to show its unique flavors with each bite. Overwhelmed by the explosion of different flavors and beautiful wine, it was time to set off to our next wine and food pairing. But truth to be said, I could have stayed there all day. South African wine and pizza really are the perfect pair!!

Menu

Olive and Artichoke

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch Faithful Hound

White Portabellini Mushroom and Truffle Oil

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch MCC Brut

Pepperoni, Mushroom, Anchovies and Avocado*

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch Single

Vineyard Chenin Blanc Block S2 Prosciutto,

Pecorino, Rocket and Balsamic Glaze

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch Cabernet

Sauvignon RoséFig, Blue Cheese and Pancetta

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch Single

Vineyard Chenin Blanc Block WBiltong, Sweet Peppadew and Avocado*

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch Sauvignon

BlancAsian Chicken with Roasted Pepper and Coriander

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch Chenin ‘Steen Op Hout’S low Braised Oxtail, Butternut and Mushroom

Suggested pairing – Mulderbosch Faithful Hound Red