This wine is part of the superb parcel of wines `liberated` by MW Richard Kelly. Richard has sourced this Syrah from the De Morgenzon vineyards in Stellenbosch and closely resembles the wines of Crozes-Hermitage & Saint-Joseph. The wine shows red-black fruit & a slight floral note on the palate.
This wine is part of the superb parcel of wines `liberated` by MW Richard Kelly. Richard believes that Chenin Blanc is the world`s best grape variety and he is determined to preach this message with evangelical zeal to all the budding winemakers in South Africa!!
Meet the Ecologist acknowledges the role played by all those vine-hugging, dungaree-wearing, sandal-shod, great-unwashed stereotypes making biological wines. You know the type – the ones with long, unkept beards (and that’s just the women) who can be found in their vines smoking their cover-crop.
“GSM” and “SMG” are both everyday acronyms within the wine fraternity for blends of these 3 grape varieties, but have you ever come across a wine labelled as MSG…? I suspect not, and it’s because producers are afraid that their wine will be tarnished with a link to the well-known, much-maligned food flavour enhancer.
The Wendy House is a single barrel release of Helderberg Chenin Blanc produced by Carl van der Merwe in the DeMorgenzon cellar. Rick credits the Appelbaum’s neighbour, Gary Jordan, for the inspired title.
Based on Rick’s ‘Marshall System’, Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics has been awarded a maximum 110 points. Hardly surprising when one considers the wine was made by André Van Rensburg at Vergelegen, with the final blend agreed alongside international consultant, Michel Rolland.