Intellego Chenin Blanc 75cl£17.75 Add to basket
The Intellego Chenin Blanc is the very first wine that was made under the Intellego label and these grapes are from a vineyard in the South of the Swartland. The label is a picture I took of an abandoned workers house next to the vineyard. These workers contribute massively to the vineyards and work been done there.
Whole bunch pressed and fermented on the gross lees in old 500L barrels.
Racked before bottling and a small part of sulphur added before being bottled.
The wine sits on the lees for 11 months and no batonage done.
Pyramid Valley Rose Late Harvest Riesling 75cl£22.00 Add to basket
Incredible, almost electric golden colour to this wine. Smells toasty and like ginger snap biscuits, with lemon-lime citrussy scents in tow. Wild texture too – shows with slickness but also a jagged line of acidity that snaps awake the wine, dragging it long and fresh. There’s a huge clash of biscotti nuttiness, shortbread sweetness, preserved lemon tanginess and a slightly briny lift going on. Thrilling to drink and so far from stock-standard of ‘classic stickies’
Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 75cl£22.50 Add to basket
Refined and complex showing some citrus notes evolving into while peach aromas, with underlying chalky minerality. Delicate on the palate, it is textural and rich from the lees ageing with layers of minerals, citrus and profound acidity balancing this dry and elegant wine, followed by a long finish.