African Wine–Mara Nyekundu

There’s a plethora of choices when it comes to African wine, although if you do not know where to look you could definitely miss out on some gems.

When I saw this particular wine, I was a little confused. The wine’s name is Mara which is a region in Kenya and it had Maasai beads. I thought it was a Kenyan wine, but it actually is South African. The wine is a fusion of a collaboration with Maasai’s.

The Mara Nyekundu was a 2013 vintage–a wine blend of pinotage and a cabarnet. It’s a red wine–nyekundu (n-yee-kuu-n-do) means red in Kiswahili. The wine had hints of plum and dark berries. It had a rather long finish, it was full bodied to me it had a rather peppery taste.

The wine is definitely for a good cause. The Maasai community makes the beaded necklace and the money goes into helping the community– I like the design as it makes it unique and pop.

This wine goes well with a good conversation, pepper steak, game meat or a vegetable stir fry.

Let me know what you think of this wine and where you found it.


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