Saronsberg Provenance Earth in Motion White 2016
Saronsberg is situated in the Tulbagh Wine Appellation, well known for producing some fine wines over many generations. Dewaldt Heyns, Saronsberg’s Winemaker, has made real gems, both red and white, and this is one of them. A blend of 51% Chenin Blanc, 44% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Semillon each component playing its part in the whole. The Sauvignon Blanc giving its lovely tart poached Cape gooseberry, undertow of grapefruit skin oil and minerality. The Chenin Blanc its white flowers, ripe white pear. The Semillon adds a touch of gravitas to the wine. Bright fruit, clean, crisp, lovely full flavours and a truly satisfying full aftertaste.
Landskroon Cinsaut 2016
Paul de Villiers, the fifth generation Cellarmaster of the family-owned Landskroon, was awarded as Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for his Port style wines. Using Cinsaut, a Mediterranean variety, well known as a blending wine, he has made a sappy medium bodied dry red wine. It has sweet berry and cherry fruits supported by the gentle oaking. Cashmere clad tannins interwoven with the fruit on a long ending.
Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2017
Wonderful Chenin Blanc from truly old Bottelary Hills vines, anything from 30 to 43 years. Natural fermentation with vineyard yeasts. Part of this truly yummy Chenin spent time in previous fill French oak barrels and five months on fermentation lees before being blended into the stainless steel fermented component. Bright fruited with tropical and citrus notes, delicious pear drops and such a long satisfying and full aftertaste.