Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir Fit for a King

Posted on 18 June 2015 under PIWOSA News

The Royal Bride & Groom toasting the King with Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir 2012

The Royal Bride & Groom toasting the King with Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir 2012

The King of Sweden personally selected our Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir for his son, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s wedding banquet on Saturday in Stockholm. A great privilege for us and the first South African wine to be served at a Royal wedding in Sweden!

Freedom had originally been chosen for the Palace cellar for regular, formal dinners but we won this particular honour over their established Burgundy producers after an additional tasting with the King and his Sommelier.

The Wedding Banquet at the Royal Palace of Stockholm 13 June 2015

Menu

White asparagus “Princess Sofia”
cooked in elderflower juice with roe from Älvdalen,
asparagus and chive emulsion

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Langoustine simmered with coriander
served with grilled scallop, yuzu dressing,
wood sorrel and split peas

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Fried, lightly cured Hjälmaren pike-perch
with grilled spring vegetables,
caramelised crème fraîche and smoked butter

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Peach and raspberry tartelette with white chocolate,
champagne and peach sorbet

Wine

Aperitif
Champagne Diebolt-Vallois Brut Tradition

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Pommery Grand Cru Millésimé 2005 Champagne

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Trimbach Riesling Vieilles Vignes de Prince 2011 Alsace

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Radford Dale “Freedom” 2012 Pinot Noir Elgin

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Château Suduiraut 2002 Sauternes