Products tagged “White Wine”

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Dr. Loosen Riesling “Red Slate” Trocken 2018

R260.00 inc. VAT
Dr. Loosen Riesling “Red Slate” Trocken 2018, "Smoky and stony notes mingle with fresh apple and lime on the nose, and that cast of characters reemerges on a polished palate to deliver tangy animation and considerable mineral interest. Erden-typical green herbal notes add to the appeal, and this finishes with admirable persistence as well as more than adequate refreshment. (This bottling, sourced primarily from Erden and Lösnich, is known as “Rotschiefer” in German-speaking markets.)" - David Schildknecht, Vinous

Savage “Never Been Asked To Dance” 2020

Savage Never Been Asked To Dance 2020, "The 2020 vintage releases see a very welcomed return of this old vine Chenin Blanc sourced from 67-year-old dry-farmed bush vines grown on decomposed granite soils. Whole bunch pressed and spontaneously fermented in neutral Stockinger 600 litre barrels, this third release screams its granitic terroir with complex aromatics dominated by notes of crushed gravel, wet grey slate and struck flint. An understated petrichor character that combines with subtle notes of peach stone, toasted almonds and lemongrass herbal nuances. Like most old vine Chenin Blanc grown on granitic soils, this terroir lends quite a severe, austere and minerally taut styling to the palate in the wine’s youth with plenty of wet river pebble stony undertones, crunchy yellow orchard fruits, and refined pineapple pastille notes. The finish is dry and slightly rasping, but shows great persistence and intensity, finishing with last ripples of dried herbs, yellow apple skins, and a mouth-watering saline bite."- Greg Sherwood MW

Alheit Vineyards Hereafter Here 2020

Alheit Vineyards Hereafter Here 2020, "The wine is full-bodied and bright, lovely nose of pear juice, yellow fruit and blossoms, very fine palate, rich enough for the table, refreshing enough to be an apéritif. See for yourself." - Winemaker's notes

Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Bourgogne Chardonnay la Vignée 2019

R335.00 inc. VAT
"Ripe aromas include those of freshly cut apple, straw and a hint of petrol. The rich, round and delicious middle weight flavors possess a plump mouthfeel before culminating in an acceptably persistent finale. This forward effort should drink well almost immediately." Allen Meadows, Burghound

J.L. Chave Sélection Crozes-Hermitage Blanc “Sybèle” 2019

R350.00 inc. VAT
Around 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne from vineyards planted between mid-1990s and early 2010s from Larnage.

Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2019

R365.00 inc. VAT
Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2019, "Weight and power are not the same thing. Here’s a wine with a moderate palate weight that has both intensity and power. The nose is wonderful: kumquat citrus, sweet oatmeal and honey, maybe elderflower. The palate is fine and bright, reminiscent of salty/sweet candied lemon, great length."- Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
"Our main Chenin blanc from the Swartland focuses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1968 till 1985. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay-rich soils from the north, and iron-rich soils from the western parts of the Swartland. Dry land-farmed bush vines have stood the test of time and it showcases the ultimate reason why Chenin blanc is our main focus in the Swartland. In total, the wine is made from 7 vineyards, 14 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people, and different farmers. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people, and its old vineyards. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and then matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Two components were fermented and matured in concrete – one in a square concrete tank and the other in a concrete egg. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project (OVP)." Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia “Aristargos” 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
"The Aristargos 2020 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven (Chenin blanc, Sémillon, Clairette Blanche, and Colombar), and the focus remains on thegranitic soils of the Paardeberg. Chenin blanc from shallow shale soils in the Paardebergand iron rich clay soils to the west of Malmesbury are also added along with Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from iron-rich clay, lateral shale soils. For the first time, Colombar was also added." Winemaker's notes

Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2020

R395.00 inc. VAT
"This is the tenth bottling of Cartology, making it a rather special milestone for us. I personally put a great deal of thought into the assembly of this wine, wanting to bottle something beautiful to celebrate the 10th vintage. The wine looks alive and bright, pale gold in colour. Citrus rind and pear ring clear on the nose…there’s a faint herbal/stony echo and some soft cardamon-like spice here too. The palate is sappy and layered, fine and dry with lovely cleansing acidity. Long finish. I’d say more, but I think the wine will speak for itself." - Winemaker's notes

J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Blanc “Circa” 2019

R395.00 inc. VAT
100% Roussanne with grapes sourced from granitic soils in Mauves. The wine is 100% barrel fermented and is aged for 14 months in barrique.

Savage “Not tonight Josephine” 2020

"First produced in 2018 and only released when the quality is deemed exceptional. With no 2019 bottled, the ‘Not Tonight Josephine’ returns again in 2020. 100% Chenin Blanc fruit grown on rocky sandstone soils on thePiekenierskloof farm of Tierhoek. The grapes were dried for three weeks and then left for five days on skins as whole bunches with regular foot treading. Only bottled in July 2021, the wine already shows a wonderfully pure fresh precision, vibrant tangy acidity, and fabulous drinkability. The aromatics are pure and bright with delicious layers of dried apricots drizzled in honey, mango chutney, milk tart and custard-filled pastries. The palate is creamy and plush, superbly balanced and elegant, neither overly sweet nor clawing with a fine creamy dried peach finesse. A mouth-coating glycerol breadth and a long, pure finish with a kiss of granadilla liqueur." - Greg Sherwood MW

Alheit Vineyards Nautical Dawn 2020

Alheit Vineyards Nautical Dawn 2020, "This wine reflects the tension of elements where it grows: the mellow glow of Stellenbosch sunshine drenching the hills, doused by a cold salty slap of South East wind. Yellow fruit and sweet herbs sing their familiar tune. The wine is mouth filling and moreish, saline, and nimble. Lovely long resonating finish. I give it two thumbs up." - Winemaker's notes

Rall “Ava” Chenin Blanc 2020

"Rall “Ava” Chenin Blanc 2020 vintage is a selection now from 2 vineyards around the Kasteelberg and Riebeeksrivier areas. Extremely low yields give this wine texture without losing the tension that so easily happens on these soils. A restraint nose of hay, herbs and yellow fruit typically associated with Chenin on schist backed up with good acidity, mineral notes and a dry, almost pithy finish makes this vintage the most exciting to date. Production remains tiny at 1244 bottles only in this vintage." - Winemaker's notes

Maison de Montille Bourgogne Blanc 2018

R494.99 inc. VAT
"A barely perceptible application of wood sets off layered aromas of petrol, citrus and freshly slice pear. There is both good volume and verve to the rich yet crisp and crunchy flavors that exude hints of minerality and bitter lemon on the refreshing finish. This is a quality Bourgogne and worth a look." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison de Montille Montagny 1er Cru “Les Coères” 2018

R650.00 inc. VAT
Maison de Montille Montagny 1er Cru "Les Coères" 2018 "This is not aromatically dissimilar from the Bourgogne though here there is a whiff of the exotic and in particular, white peach. There is better volume and punch to the delicious and racy middle weight flavors where the minerality is more pronounced, all wrapped in a bone-dry, crisp and steely finish. Blind, this could pass for a good Chablis without the youthful austerity." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison de Montille Saint Romain Village 2018

R650.00 inc. VAT
Maison de Montille Saint Romain 2018 "A cooler and airier nose presents notes of lemon grass, green apple and a suggestion of pear. The sleek, intense and well-detailed flavors flash more evident minerality on the punch and delicious finish that could also use a bit more depth. However, given how forward this is, it's very likely that this is a wine where what you see is what you get."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Alheit Vineyards Monument Sémillon 2020

Alheit Vineyards Monument Sémillon 2020, "The wine has a deep golden colour. Expressive nose of blossoms and mandarin, wax and dried herbs. The palate is textured and complex. Intense, pointed finish. Again, the wine makes me think of walking through a humble door into a very large ornate room."- Winemaker's notes

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2018

R695.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2018, "An elegant and quite floral suffused nose evidences a lovely array of classic Chablis elements on the mostly white orchard fruit aromas. I very much like the intensity and detail of the medium-weight and decidedly rich flavors that display a mild touch of bitter lemon rind character on the sappy finale. There is a touch of warmth and could use a bit more depth but overall, this is attractive if perhaps not at its usual level." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2018

R695.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2018, "A cool, pure and citrus-tinged nose speaks of oyster shell, iodine and discreet green apple nuances. There is a fine sense of energy to the crisp, minerally and racy flavors that deliver solid length on the bone dry finish that already displays very good complexity. Lovely stuff and worth checking out." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2020 Magnum

“Our main Chenin blanc from the Swartland focuses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1968 till 1985. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay-rich soils from the north, and iron-rich soils from the western parts of the Swartland. Dry land-farmed bush vines have stood the test of time and it showcases the ultimate reason why Chenin blanc is our main focus in the Swartland. In total, the wine is made from 7 vineyards, 14 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people, and different farmers. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people, and its old vineyards. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and then matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Two components were fermented and matured in concrete – one in a square concrete tank and the other in a concrete egg. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project (OVP).” Winemaker’s notes

David & Nadia “Aristargos” 2020 Magnum

“The Aristargos 2020 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven (Chenin blanc, Sémillon, Clairette Blanche, and Colombar), and the focus remains on thegranitic soils of the Paardeberg. Chenin blanc from shallow shale soils in the Paardebergand iron rich clay soils to the west of Malmesbury are also added along with Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from iron-rich clay, lateral shale soils. For the first time, Colombar was also added.” Winemaker’s notes

David & Nadia “Hoë-Steen” Chenin Blanc 2020

"The Hoë-Steen vineyard was planted in 1968 west of Malmesbury towards Darling, in deep, red iron and clay-rich soils. Most probably the deepest soils we work within the Swartland. This block is a late ripener due to south-facing slopes. This vineyard was planted on a “massale” selection method and grafted in the vineyard onto the rootstocks a year after the rootstocks were planted. A few Cape Riesling(Crouchen Blanc), False Pedro, Palomino, Sémillon, and Clairette Blanche vines have been discovered since then. The vineyard remains predominantly Steen for us and we see it as part of the Cape’s old vineyard history which we are privileged to be working with. Right at the end of the harvest, this 2ha vineyard was harvested over three pickings. It was hand-sorted, the whole bunch pressed and matured in old French oak barrels for a year. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the old Vine Project (OVP)." Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia “Skaliekop” Chenin Blanc 2020

"These vines were planted in 1985 in very shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg, being an anomaly as the mountain is granite-driven. These soils prove why our region is known for wheat farms as it remains a difficult soil for vineyards in a warm region, dryland farm context. A small tractor road divides the Plat’bos and Skaliekopvineyards. Skaliekop is harvested at the end of January, early February over four picking dates. The wines of the different pickings were aged separately, before blending and then bottling at the end of the year. This is the first vintage qualifying for the Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Vine Project." Winemaker's notes

David and Nadia “Plat’bos” Chenin Blanc 2020

"Introducing the third vintage of the Plat’bos Chenin blanc, planted right next to the Skaliekop vineyard in decomposed granite. Planted in 1981 on the Paardeboschfarm, this vineyard contributes to both our main Chenin blanc as well as Aristargosand it will continue to do so. We have been farming this vineyard since winter 2013 and it has been a pillar in our granite approach towards our white wines. Grapes were harvested in the second part of January, being one of the earliest Chenin blanc vineyards we work with, planted on a northern slope. Harvesting took place over five picking dates and all lots were fermented and aged separately. Plat’bos is one of four of our wines qualifying for the Old Vine Project (OVP) seal."- Winemaker's notes