At The Fine Wine Company, we are big on our white wine, and we like to keep up with what is going on across the globe. Right here, we have an exquisite collection of South African white wines that we are certain will give you plenty to get excited about. One of the great things about South African wines is that they are somewhat overlooked. Why is that so great? Well, it means that the kind of quality you will get with many of these terroir-driven fine wines will be surprisingly high for their affordable price.
A thriving country of wine-production
Many of the leading wine-producing areas in South Africa are to be found in the southwestern region of the Cape. It is here where the conditions are very similar to those of the Mediterranean, hence why the growers and producers have had so much joy. On top of that, however, there is also plenty to be found and enjoyed from areas such as Swartland, Robertson, Darling and Stellenbosch.
Wide varieties of grapes
South Africa is in fact the eighth biggest wine-producing country in the world. But, perhaps even to a greater extent than some of the other countries higher up the list, South Africa is able to produce a remarkable diversity of wines. If you are after something crisp and zesty, then we would recommend some of the prime South African Sauvignon Blancs. The Chenin Blanc grape is also a South African go-to for those electrifying, fresh and zesty flavours. But there are also plenty of other grapes to sample, such as Riesling, Viognier, and Muscat.
Great quality for affordable prices
This collection has been curated in order that it ticks off many different boxes. Those who are looking for some great deals around the lower price points will find some gems; similarly, those of you who are looking to find those more precious of fine wines will also be satisfied. In general, South Africa is a superb place to turn to if you would like to pick up some bottles of a quality that competes with the best of Europe, but for a markedly lower price.
Aromatic guava and orange blossom jump from the glass � this Chenin Blanc is dry with hint of sweetness from the ripe apples, peaches and a hint of orange peel on the palate. The elegant crisp finish makes this a fantastic wine for all occasions.
The wine is detailed with citrus fruit � limes and tangerine � pear skin and yellow flowers add depth. The wine is tightly wound and held together with a mineral backbone � resulting from the vineyard location � the combination of fruit, delicate spices and raw almond shavings, gives immense drinking pleasure.
The wine has bright fruit concentration on the nose, which follows through onto the palate. There is tension and excitement all at once. Nectarine, pear and melon are given depth by touches of spice, lemongrass and ginger, while hints of florals are a further dimension. Time in oak, with close lees contact, has helped to give the wine breadth and depth, still remaining fresh and focused, with sali…
The Beaumont Vitruvia 2015 maiden vintage was a brilliant vintage with close to perfect growing conditions. . Sebastian Beaumont has created a white blend formed from old vine Chenin, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon and Colombard. It is perfectly balanced, dry, yet rich and delicate and has oodles of class. It can be enjoyed on its own or with seafood, especially shellfish. Carol was lucky enough…
Welcome to complex, ripe aromas of citrus and peach, backed up by the faintest sprinkling of fresh thyme and vanilla. The aromas introduce a palate altogether more complex, with rich, more-ish, juicy stone fruit, wrapped up in crunchy, refreshing, grapey acidity. Mouth-filling, delicious and succulent
Straw yellow with attractive glints of green. On the nose glorious layers of sun-kissed pear and peach are enhanced by fresh minerality and a hint of piquant vanilla. The full-bodied palate is in perfect harmony: generously fruity and subtly spicy, with well-judged acidity contributing excellent balance and a lively, lingering aftertaste.
Grown in a single vineyard, the Creation Reserve Chardonnay has a presence all its own � and what a presence! Polished pale gold and gleaming with promise, like a new moon on the rise. Highlights of fragrant lime blossom and fresh grapefruit with engaging aromas of honeycomb and cinnamon in their wake. These seamless rewards are echoed on an intriguingly complex yet silky palate where classic butt…
Pale straw yellow in colour with twinkling flashes of green. A superbly balanced wine beckoning with aromas of tropical fruit, elegant elderflower and interesting, minerally whiffs. These follow through on the full-bodied palate where crisp, well-integrated acidity adds to the allure and leads to a lingering, memorable aftertaste.
A promising pale gold, clear and shiny in the glass. Abundantly fruity and forthcoming yet refined on the nose with fragrant white peach aromas mingling with a rich, creamy character. These follow well onto the palate and combine seamlessly with crisp minerality and bouncy, well-integrated natural acidity.
Classic flint on the nose with candied lemon, ripe peach and honeysuckle flavours on the palate with hints of honey. A saline minerality and succulent, juicy texture add to the complexity of this intense and long lasting wine.
The 2020 vintage is both a fuller bodied and more exotic vintage than its predecessor. Lifted aromas of white peach, papaya, jasmine and lemongrass entice on the nose. Its rich texture and mouthfeel is cut by a stony, saline spine that refreshes the palate. Notes of butterscotch and lemon curd are complemented by the wine�s bright acidity and long finish.
On the nose there are intriguing yet assertive aromas of fresh limes, white pear with hints of butterscotch. The palate has a seductively smooth entry, quickly revealing a captivating minerality and layered, textured complexity which is enhanced by the subtlest expression of wood. It is a wine with impressive poise and balance with an enduring finish.
Rich and complex, displaying the best of each of the selected vineyard blocks. Upfront and enticing tropical fruits on the nose � prominent granadilla together with some pawpaw, grapefruit and fennel aromas. On the palate this Sauvignon Blanc delivers on expectation revealing a power- packed bomb of fresh fruit flavours with a flinty finish. Powerful yet chiseled on the palate with outstanding bod…
This wine is pale yellow in colour, with youthful hints. On the nose, there are concentrated aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit, fig and some fresh herb characteristics. The palate is full of tropical fruit, with bright and zesty acidity.
This Chenin Blanc is a pale straw colour with tropical aromas of pineapple and hints of citrus on the nose. The palate is fresh and crisp with lively acidity and flavours of lime and mineral hints on the long finish.
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