Modern fruity yet dry German from the Pfalz. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a dry style and has wonderful richness to it. It shows some nice peach and slightly smoky notes. Clean tasting with a delicious creamy finish. Ripe orchard fruit aromas are enhanced by beautiful weight and balance with lovely fresh acidity running all the way through.
This Pinot Bianco is award-winningand a pure expression of the Fruilian region. It is pale gold in colour, with a nose bursting full of tropical fruit with ripe peach and some sweet spices. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and notes of ripe peaches and pears with an elegant, citrus acidity leaving a clean impression on the finish.
The white grapes were pressed before the fermentation started at 18°C. The wine was fortified using natural grape spirit, which caused the fermentation to stop and left a sweet wine with 16% alcohol, relatively light in alcohol for a fortified wine. The wine was then aged for seven years in old, large oak barrels.
A Rhone style white from Franco Lourens, assistant winemaker to Chris Alheit. This is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Roussanne and Chenin from the Western Cape, whole bunch pressed and fermented in old French oak. Rich and expressive with ripe citrus, stone fruit and floral notes. The palate has a crisp acidity with weight and texture.
Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem is a rich and characterful Cotes du Rousillon from Chapoutier. The wine has aromas of ripe nectarine and apricot on the nose with delicate notes of peach blossom and white flowers. The palate has a crisp, fresh acidity, balanced by the roundness of the Grenache blanc.
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne from El Dorado in California. The 2016 Smithereens is a balanced, medium-bodied expression of a blend, with just the right amount of structure, acid, and fruit.
Light gold in colour with complex aromas of ripe stone fruit such as apricot and peach with notes of white flowers. On the palate, the fresh, citrus character is rounded out by the vanilla notes from the oak
ageing and complemented by a nervy, mineral quality. The long finish is floral and fragrant.