Varieties: Grenache Blanc, Rousanne
country: South Africa
From organically farmed, unirrigated vineyards. This wild fermented “orange” has the kind of earthy, dried herb filled nose that I associate with similar wines from central Italy – Lazio or Umbria. It’s still quite tight and grippy on the texture, but noticeably softer and more filled out than its 2020 twin. The fruit – green plum and citrus – is on the lean side, yet it’s more than compensated by all the textural and herbal nuances.
Really enjoyable, low sulphites and a wine that stays enjoyable over many days open (if it lasts that long!)
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