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…
2019 marks the maiden vintage of Flowergirl Albarin o � one of only three wines currently crafted from this Iberian grape varietal in South Africa. Intense aromatics of white peach and pink grapefruit follow through on the vibrant palate. Packed with zesty acidity, the wine refreshes with its juicy nectarine flavors, backed by undercurrents of grapefruit pith, lemongrass and lime zest.
Intensely-focused flavours showing citrus, tropical fruits and mineral tones. Long and elegant with excellent fruit/oak integration. The palate shows riper fruit that combines well with the creaminess. Crisp acidity and some well balanced oak lingers on the aftertaste.
A pale gold colour; the nose of this 'Destination Chardonnay' is rich, with tropical pineapple and greenage overlaid by fragrant lime. The ripeness of the fruit fleshes out the palate; the pineapple richness combines well with the melon while the lime acidity gives freshness, lifting and lengthening the flavours. A definite wood character complements the wine well.
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal an icon chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
On the nose, one can pick up subtle honeycomb flavours derived from a section of botrytised fruit used in the wine. It shows luscious ripe tropical fruit and some green grass on the nose carried through onto the palate with a lingering aftertaste of grapefruit and a zesty acidity.
The wines fresh and delicate yet inviting nose displays peach blossom, greengage, lime, green apple, white peach, pineapple, ginger, angelica and peppery spiciness. The palate shows notes of quince, granadilla, kumquat, mandarin orange, melon, pear and lemon-meringue against a backdrop of steely minerality. Hints of roasted hazelnuts and almonds add to the complexity of the palate. The wine is exc…
Grapes are sourced from old vines from three vineyards in Stellenbosch, all characterised by their complex soils. Somehow both rich and intense yet elegant and delicate on the palate. Honeyed pear, butterscotch, citrus flavours complemented by a firm minerality and spicy edge. A profound wine that changes perspectives.
The nose presents gooseberries, guava and lime zest, with a small hint of cut grass. Flavours of green apple, citrus and a slight saltiness follow through on the palate, with the creaminess of the Semillon coming through towards the end. The wine is fresh, grippy and has good texture, all contributing to a well balanced wine.
It is quite possible that South Africa might just be the best place outside of Iberia for Albarino based on this excellent example and the very small production one from Newton Johnson. This is juicy, salty and mineral which brings to mind an ocean breeze for its bracing freshness.
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