This dessert is certainly worth becoming familiar with as it never disappoints and with the winter combination of juicy pears, crunchy hazelnuts and sweet dates it ticks all the boxes for a winning dessert!
There are a few brands of wine that regularly offer great
value. Main Divide wines, with their ripe fruit, complexity
and texture, from the award-winning Pegasus Bay winery in
Wairarapa north of Christchurch, is one of them.
There are some delicious chardonnays in this batch,
mouth-filling with well-balanced oak, creamy malolactic
characters, nuttiness from lees contact, and lovely crisp
finishes, but as always, it's the overall balance that brings
it into harmony.