A combination of fruit from the very first western corridor vineyard grafted over to Viognier by Alban in 1986 and some of his estate Edna Valley fruit (which he began producing in 1993). A new vineyard, which will play a more prominent role in subsequent vintages brings deep stone fruit and restrained tropical notes to the blend.
This stunning Rousanne, Chardonnay, Chenin blend is made in very small quantities and a true hidden gem to own. The grapes are grown on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge property, Hemelrand. Yellow apple, peach and apricot as well as ginger and spice. Great depth of flavour and pleasantly oily in texture.
This Gruner Veltliner hails from Gaisberg, a sub region in Kamptal also known as the little brother of Heiligenstein. The wine is a deep yellow green, with aromas of quince, blood orange and honeydew melon, with excellent spicy fruit characters, it is a dry wine but has a delicate sweetness, and well balanced acidity on the palate.
This Gruner Veltliner represents a cross section of the vineyards in Kamptal. The wine has a delicate peppery aroma with refreshing citrus notes and warm spice. Charming and light with a clean, elegant finish. Perfect with fish dishes, spicy salads and asian food.
The prominent acidity of Chenin Blanc grapes from the Loire allows for the production of exceptional `méthode traditionelle` sparkling wines. This Cremant de Loire is a pale lemon in colour with notes of baked apples on the nose. The palate has a lovely, soft mousse with notes of lemon, apple, honeysuckle and brioche.
Tres Naris Riesling is bright yellow in colour with tiny hints of green. The wine has aromas of fresh hay and yellow fruits. The medium bodied palate is fresh and invigorating, with lively acidity to balance the full, ripe fruit on the long, juicy finish.
Bright yellow in colour, the ‘Generations‘ Riesling is aromatic on the nose with notes of peach, honey and ripe apple. The palate is round and fairly full in body with excellent intensity of stone fruit and mineral character.
The Beaumont Vitruvia 2015 maiden vintage was a brilliant vintage with close to perfect growing conditions. . Sebastian Beaumont has created a white blend formed from old vine Chenin, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon and Colombard. It is perfectly balanced, dry, yet rich and delicate and has oodles of class.
Pale white gold in color with a youthful and protective greenish tint, vibrant with classic aromas of saffron, passion fruit, lemon candy, ginger, sweet oak spices, cinnamon, and a mineral saline note.
Made by one of the best young winemakers in Burgundy, Gregory Patriat, this wine is stunning. The fruit is sourced from a tiny lieu-dit (plot of vines) from the village of Ige (one of the best in the Macconnais). The wine is quite full bodied and shows notes of peach, citrus fruits, vanilla & grapes.
Dr Bürklin-Wolf`s signature Riesling is made from the estate`s vineyards at the foothills of the Pfalz. This wine has a full, rich bouquet of ripe apple, pear and apricot. The stone fruit flavours continue on the palate with a refreshing streak of acidity and strong flavours of lime; the key characteristic of the riesling grape variety.
This white blend comes from relatively high-altitude vineyards above the river Douro. Bright lemon in colour. On the nose, intense floral aromas stand out, as well as citrus fruits, tropical fruits, white stone fruits and light asparagus aromas. It has lively acidity which is well integrated on the palate. The finish is elegant and harmonious.
Le Chemin des Garennes from Chateau Capion is a blend of Roussanne and Bourboulenc from the Languedoc. A pale golden yellow in colour, the wine displays aromas of mandarin, white peach and lemon zest with notes of fennel, white flowers and wet stone. Barrel ageing lends the wine weight on the palate which is balanced by a refreshing acidity.
Lovely balanced Viognier from Chapoutier. At the foothills of the Coirons in Mirabel in the Ardeche, the volcanic soil is perfectly adapted to the cultivation of Viognier. The wine displays fine aromas of pear apricot with a slight hint of marmalade.
This is a very good white wine from the excellent Domaine Chevalier. The wine shows notes of citrus, honey and hay on the nose. The palate has a perfect combination of lemon citrus and stone fruit, intermingled with a hint of vanilla and spice.
A rich and enticing blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier from Swartland. City on a Hill is made by Andre Bruyns, assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie. The wine presents ripe stone fruit, honeyed notes and a touch of hay on the nose. Ripe and fleshy on the palate, with concentrated fruit and textural lees complexity.
This wine is full bodied for a white wine with potent honeysuckle, pear, ginger and apricot aromas. It shows the classic mouth coating Viognier texture balanced by a refreshing acidity. Not overly aromatic and peachy this is a very serious weighty alternative to top White burgundy.
A rich and concentrated blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon from the Constantia Valley, this barrel fermented wine combines oak and tropical fruit flavours with a well-integrated minerality. An elegant wine with exceptional balance and length and fantastic ageing potential.
This White Saint-Joseph is a blend of Marsanne and Roussanne. A brilliant green gold colour. The nose shows very pure floral aromas that mingle with citrus and preserved fruit. On the palate, the wine has similar flavours, with an added touch of honey. Its finish is clean and clear, with flavours of flowers and fresh almonds.
Grüner Veltliner represents Austria`s unique contribution to the wine world. It is a variety that makes crisp dry white wines, combining perfume with substance. Immensely fresh aromas of herbs and peach blossom are permeated with fine mineral and peppery undertones, finishing with vibrant acidity.
Domaine Gayda`s Viognier really captures the spirit of the Languedoc. Bursting with vibrant floral aromas and stone fruit characters. The wine has crisp acidity and notes of peach and nectarine on the palate with a touch of honey on the finish. A great value Viognier.
Another superb wine from the Donnhoff range! This is a Trocken Riesling that shows lovely notes of flowers, spice and peach. The palate is dry but the nose makes the drinker believe it is much sweeter. Great value for money.
An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, typically grassy in style with zesty lemon and lime character. Full of exotic gooseberry and grapefruit flavours which develop on the palate creating a well rounded wine, ending with a fresh and rounded acidity. Recently voted one of France`s Top 100 Vin de Pays.
Originally a section of the Groot Constantia estate, Eagles Nest is a high quality estate with winemaking/growing by Kevin Watt and Cape legend, Martin Meinert.The only white is Viognier, planted at the insistence of Executive Director, Peter Stewart, who loves the variety.