Indulgent fig and dolce mascarpone salad with Something Sweet

On this hot summers day, our recipe from our summer food and white wine series is a special treat for the sweet tooth.  We found this beautiful recipe for a fig and mascarpone salad which will compliment our Something Sweet perfectly.

To produce the perfect late harvest, grapes are picked later in the season at a higher sugar level, intensifying the natural fruity flavours during the winemaking process.  It is for this reason that the wine is a good accompaniment for sweeter creamy cheeses like mascarpone and delicate summer fruits like figs.  Also try this wine with a light and airy Tiramisu!

Indulgent fig and dolce mascarpone salad

Recipe courtesy of:



  • 6 Adams Figs, quartered
  • 4 Mediterranean figs, halved (optional) * these were grown locally
  • 100g dolce mascarpone (mascarpone compressed with dried fruit and nuts and sold in slices), cut into cubes. You could also scoop out balls of regular mascarpone and scatter roasted hazelnuts or walnuts over.
  • 80g baby rocket or other leaves
  • Ginger infused balsamic to drizzle
  • Strands of beetroot (optional)
  • extra virgin olive oil (optional)


The beauty of a salad is that the assembly is so quick! Arrange leaves on platter. Add figs and mascarpone. Scatter beetroot strands.Drizzle with balsamic and olive oil if desired.

Pair this with:

Artisan Something Sweet 2013

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Artisan Something Sweet 2013



Another first in our line-up:

Sweet dessert wine.  Made from Chardonnay, Chenin blanc and Riesling grapes that were left to ripen till mid-April.

Sticky sweetness with hints of honeysuckle – serve this wine ice cold to fully enjoy its beauty!  A classic Special Late Harvest. 

Since the production of Semi-Soet The Movie we have had interested customers looking for something on the sweeter side – and this will make everyone’s day.


Style and Tasting Notes A Special late Harvest. A lovely sweet palate, filled with aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom and ripe fruit, supported by a fresh acidity.  Best served chilled.
Wine Making Notes  The grapes were gently crushed and sorted. Fermentation took place in stainless steel at low temperatures, and was stopped once desired sugar and alcohol level was reached.


Cultivar(s) Chardonnay (67%), Chenin blanc (20%), Riesling (13%)
Ageing Potential Drink Now or within 24 months
Pairing Suggestions Poached pears / Plum and almond tart / Deep-fried Camembert.
Winemaker Susan Erasmus with Ansone Stoffberg
Wine or Origin Elgin
Packaging 750ml with screw-cap


Alcohol 11.0 % TA 7.0
Residual Sugar 78g/l PH 3.2