Paul René Brut is made from 100% chardonnay grapes that are hand picked in the early morning and then chilled overnight. Crate by crate they are passed into the press before the whole berries are crushed. This is only the beginning of a 3-year journey of detailed planning and careful attention to create a vintage of this MCC
In imagining The Abyssinian we took our cue from the masters of Burgendy and as expressed in the wines of Crozes-Hermitage icon, Alain Graillot – a Northern Rhone Ranger by domicile, but a Burgundian at heart, making wines that are luminous and bright with lower alcohol levels and a strong mineral core.
Initial firm grippy tannins unfold into red berries a plenty. This Pinot is no washover, it's full and robust with an elegance that can't be ignored. A limited production wine made with grapes sourced from a single block in cool high lying mountain vineyards.
A blend of three flavourful varieties, Camissa arrests the nose with rose petals, scented pelargonium and fresh red fruits of the earth. Hints of Turkish Delight and lemon zest attest to the perfect acidity of this wine; for Camissa may appear sweet but it finishes completely dry.
Intense aromas of red cherry mingling with smoky tones of nutty French wood extraction, builds mouthwatering expectations. Medium bodied palate, but has the full elegance that is so very typical of Pinot Noir. Gently integrated tannins combine sublimely with the juicy red cherries, delivering a generous linger with fine complexity.
A red blend of Pinotage and Petit Verdot grapes resulting in a wine which has an intensely dark blueish colour. A full bodied rich wine with supple soft tannins but which has a lively long finish. The nose has a hint of cinnamon, blueberries, fruit cake and wild heath on the nose.
This ripe tropical Chenin blanc displays fresh crunchy apple notes before bursting onto the palate with a mouth-tingling crispness, leading to a long fruit-laden finish. Pairs well with Lightly spiced chicken curry or sushi with a dash of wasabi and ginger.
Showing beautiful sour cherries, ripe currants, aniseed with notes of white pepper, vanilla pod, forest floor and tea leaf. Complex, medium bodied and layered blend with smooth well integrated tannin structure. Well rounded with a long elegant finish on aftertaste.
The Usana Chenin Blanc is a beautifully balanced wine. The natural fermentation added a softer, creamier mouthfeel while the oak added complexity and body to the wine. On the nose and palate there are hints of white peach and pear, a hint of apple with a touch of toastiness from the barrel aging.
A delicious everyday drinking wine. A fresh wine with hints of quince, pear and zesty lemon and lime flavours. A full mouth feel with a lingering aftertaste and crisp acidity. A perfect blend of Swartland Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Hárslevelü, Chardonnay and Viognier.