STEPPING out with wine just became a whole lot easier thanks to Polka, the snappy new cousin of the easy-drinking, fun-loving Polkadraai range by Stellenbosch Hills. Polka is itself a range of quality wines but packaged in convenient 250ml cans.
With sunnier weather up ahead, Polka will undoubtedly be your preference for the picnic; the range for your ramble; and, the fav with your friends – simply because a Polka can, can! They’re lightweight, easy to pack, hardy, and easy to dispose of when empty.
There are three variations – Polka Chenin Blanc/ Sauvignon Blanc, Polka Rosé and Polka Pinotage/Merlot. And just because they’re in a can, doesn’t mean they’re shabby either. Each comprises quality wine made to the exacting standards that Polkadraai is known for and presented by vintage too.
If you’re keen on a delicious white, then the Polka blend of 2022 Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc is the one for you. Poured into glass, it is star bright with a green tinge. It’s a well-balanced wine with grassy aromas and flavours of tropical fruit. Enjoy it slightly chilled, by its own or with food like cold cucumber soup, sushi and grilled chicken.
For the lovers of pink, there’s the Polka Rosé 2022, a delicate salmon-pink wine. It’s medium-bodied, with aromas of red berries and floral blossoms, with a hint of sweet melon and stone fruit. In the mouth, it’s fresh, crisp and delightful.
The Polka blend of 2021 Pinotage and Merlot is a crowd-pleaser with upfront berry fruit, plums and hints of chocolate and French oak spice. The wine is medium-bodied, soft and velvety. Enjoy with tomato-based pasta or grilled meat.
The Polkas are available from the online shop of Stellenbosch Hills, maker of Polkadraai Wines; at the cellar’s wine tasting room in Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch; and at selected retail outlets nationwide.
Polka sells for R32.95 per can.