Country of Origin: South Africa
Region: Franschhoek Valley
Type: White Wine
Grape Variety: Viognier/Chenin Blanc/Grenache Blanc
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 13.5%
Why We Love This Wine
1st established in 1776, this estate is located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschoek Valley. The farm & homestead was restored in 1993 establishing a new vineyard planting program that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, & Viognier. As a producer, they are considered a premium Syrah specialist and they have since branched out to produce delicious, everyday drinking wines through their Porcupine Ridge and Wolftrap Ranges. Pale straw yellow in color, this white blend presents an alluring nose manifesting a plenitude of white peach, apricot, & apple blossom aromas. The nose follows through with predominant nectarine fruit flavors as well as subtle hints of peach melba & pineapple. Smooth & round on the palate, this wine displays ample balance, well integrated acidity, & slight oak nuances leading to a vibrant & lingering stone fruit laced finish.
Winemaker / Tasting Notes
A South African White Blend consisting of Viognier, Chenin Blanc, & Grenache Blanc, this is a lovely wine revealing green apple, white peach, & quince aromas on the nose. On the palate, it is smooth & round manifesting an intriguing chalky texture with slight oak nuances culminating in a vibrantly lingering tangerine citrus finish.