‘South Africa is certainly an underrated wine region,’ remarked Zuma’s sommelier, Juwan Kim. He has carefully selected a range of South African wine and invited you to explore them with Zuma’s Izakaya cuisine during the month of April.
Sashimi Moriawase with Bouchard Finlayson “Sans Barrique” Chardonnay 2014. A boutique winery established in 1989, lies in a scenic valley called Hemel-en-Aarde or “Heaven-and-earth”. This UNWOODED Chardonnay has a crispy, clean personality with vibrant minerality & fruitiness.
Spicy Tuna tataki with green chili sauce and tobiko with Ken Forrester “The FMC” Chenin Blanc 2012, an iconic, hand-crafted oaked Chenin Blanc with rich flavours supported by lively acidity.
Spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chili and sweet soy with Bellingham “Bush Vine” Pinotage 2013. The signature red variety from South Africa. The wine has intense ripe dark fruit, smoky & nutty aroma.
Wagyu sirloin with cremy ponzu sauce with Meerlust “Rubicon” 2012, a classic Bordeaux layered herbs and spices supported by a solid structure. Meerlust is long recognized for its world-class production.
Green tea banana cake with coconut ice cream and peanut toffee sauce with Klein Constantia “Vin de Constance” 2009. A legendary wine prized by leaders & aristocracy throughout 18th Century Europe in preference to Yquem, Tokaji. Once was devastated by Phylloxera disease but it has been reclaimed & revived its former glory in 1986. It is a superb rich, luscious yet wonderfully balanced wine with fresh acidity and a stunning, elegant & endless finish.