Just in Time for Summer:
La Motte Vin de Joie Rosé

Words: Crush

La Motte Vin de Joie Rosé, the latest addition to the incredible La Motte wine portfolio, is a celebration of French wine-making on South African soil. The 2021 La Motte Vin de Joie Rosé is an ode to and promise of joy, whether it comes to you by way of social gathering or a simple Sunday in the sun. A versatile yet elegant rosé, La Motte has created a marvel of South African wine that is easily enjoyed and promises to be a staple of summer. 

Vin de Joie Rosé: French-style Wine with South African Flair

A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, Vin de Joie Rosé has roots in France, but is brought to life by South African terroir and its biodiversity. Its subtle shades of salmon pink with hints of onion skin were inspired by one of South Africa’s true joys of biodiversity, the Blushing Bride or Serruria Florida.

The nose offers subtle, but well-defined melon, rose petal and nectarine with the charming notes of Turkish delight in the background.  The palate is polished and juicy on entry, with a refreshing acidity and lovely lingering nectarine on the aftertaste.

Recipe Pairings

This wine lends itself to Mediterranean-style platters, leafy salads and lightly smoked salmon. We’ve developed these four recipes to pair perfectly with this French-style rosé. Enjoy among friends at your next Sunday lunch, or simply treat yourself to a delicious meal, either way, we guarantee a joyful experience. 

Muhammara Dip with Sesame Lavash Crackers

Muhammara Dip with Sesame Lavash Crackers

Muhammara is a beloved Middle Eastern dip that forms part of any and all mezze spreads. Originally from Aleppos, Syria, this dip is now loved the world over.  Made from a blend of roasted red peppers, walnuts and aromatic spices, this delicious dip is the perfect starter or accompaniment to a mezze table or an Ottolenghi-style feast.

We’ve paired the muhammara with crunchy lavash crackers. The perfect scoop!

Recipe for Muhammara Dip with Sesame Lavash Crackers


Braaied Chicken Kebabs with Labneh & Green Salad

Braaied Chicken Kebabs with Labneh & Green Salad

What’s not to love about a braaied chicken kebab? They represent long, lazy Sunday lunches filled with all the best food and people. These chicken thigh kebabs are served on a bed of creamy lemon labneh with crunchy greens. The labneh offers a creamy accompaniment with a dash of zest, making this dish a fresh mixture of quintessential South African flavours with Mediterranean influence.

Serve this platter at your next gathering and get ready to feast.

Recipe for Braaied Chicken Kebabs with Labneh & Green Salad


Puff Pastry Salmon Tart with Grilled Asparagus

Puff Pastry Salmon Tart with Grilled Asparagus

If you’re looking for fuss-free entertaining, this tart is it. Golden puff pastry is topped with creamed cottage cheese, ribbons of smoky salmon and fresh greens. A drizzle of olive oil adds lusciousness and capers add a tart bite to round it off. This tart is a deliciously light lunch or starter to an al fresco dinner under the stars. The richness of the pastry is perfectly balanced by a squeeze of fresh lemon and the greens add texture and crunch.

A bottle of La Motte Vin de Joie Rosé will offer a wonderfully balanced pairing, perfect for a summer gathering.

Recipe for Puff Pastry Salmon Tart with Grilled Asparagus


 Seared Tuna Salad with Miso Dressing

Asian Salad with Seared Tuna & Miso Dressing

This seared tuna dish is the ultimate summer salad and is ideal enjoyed with a bottle of La Motte Vin de Joie Rosé. The tuna is seared to perfection and served on a bed of colourful crunchy veggies, dotted with juicy grapefruit segments. The miso dressing brings it all together and gives the dish a punchy umami flavour. This is must for your summer spread. 

This fusion of Japanese-inspired flavours is perfectly paired with this elegant wine.

Recipe for Seared Tuna Salad with Miso Dressing

Ready to get summer started? Head over to La Motte’s online store to order your Vin de Joie Rosé now.

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