Tasting note

The bouquet encapsulates aromatic nuances of gooseberry, white peach, figs, mushy peas and subtle asparagus. Lively and broadly structured with great mouth-feel and intense fruit fat, combined with fresh bright acidity on the middle palate; rich and elegant with a full, round texture ending in layers of complex flavour-concentrated impressions. Generous and limpid, a classical, stylish wine that requires more cellar time for all the muted fragrances and taste impressions to fully emerge.
 

Recommended food

Serve with shellfish, sushi, smoked salmon, scallops, grilled fish; and salads containing seafood with ingredients such as asparagus, pea-shoots, green peppers and herbs; paté’s, poultry and alfresco dishes; and pasta meals. Also enjoy the wine by itself.
 

Serving temperature

8-12ºC. Preferably decant before serving.
 

Maturation/Ageing

Unwooded. If kept under optimum storage conditions (below 20ºC) the wine’s fruit will fully emerge with bottle maturation during the next two years.
 

Serving and style notes

In style this wine is the antithesis of modern modes of sauvignon blanc. It was created to be more similar in French style, i.e. with less into your face aggression, and with more emphasis on finesse, mid-palate richness, fruit expression, intensity and concentration. The wine is meant to reach its plateau of fruit and flavour development, whilst retaining its vigorous mouthfeel, in two years.