Miles Mossop Introduction Chenin Blanc 2016 

Miles Mossop has only recently branched out to make wines under his own label. This fabulous gently oaked Chenin Blanc shows the vanilla of the oaking, and all the fabulous tropical fruit Chenin can offer, guava, yellow apple and white flowers. Lying on the lees has built a creamy mid-palate. The ending is extremely satisfying and makes you want to go back for more. 

Klein Constantia KC Sauvignon Blanc 2016 

Klein Constantia’s Matthew Day is well salted in the vineyards and the cellar of this old Constantia Wine Estate. Grapes for the KC Range usually come from other areas. Matthew makes a truly refreshing Sauvignon here, worthy of the Klein Constantia moniker. Packed with flavour, it’s a perfect refresher on a summer’s day, and also with crisp summery leaf salads dressed with a miserly amount of vinegar and a generosity of olive oi. 

Joostenberg Die Agteros Chenin Blanc 2016 

Tyrrel Myburgh is the winemaker of this family owned wine estate. The name Agteros comes from an Afrikaans expression, ‘Agteros kom ook in die kraal’. Essentially meaning that the slow ones also reach home. Gently oaked Chenin showing all the wonderful characteristics of this the most planted of South African Wine Grapes. It’s a great expression of the grape and one of my favourite Chenins. 

Raats Red Jasper 2015 

Bruwer Raats is a character of a winemaker. A great traveller promoting his wines all over the world. He is renowned for his ability with Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. Here is his expression of a Bordeaux style red wine, using 60% Cabernet Franc with the other Bordeaux 5, all of which are supported by the most judicious oaking. This is a fine wine for laying down as it is very approachable now with a plate of well cooked food.