A full-bodied, complex Chenin that really shows the grape's potential in South Africa. The nose shows rich apricot and honey, subtle oak and a fine mineral character. The palate is rich and round with a long finish and with ripe fruit and vanilla oak in perfect harmony.
Refreshing, mouth-watering wine full of pineapples and other tropical fruits. This wine matches well to creamy pasta dishes, salmon, tuna, chicken & salads.
Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2017 edition review of Loire Dry Chenins (see blue link below).
An elegant, fully dry Loire Chenin from the Fiefs Vendéens appellation; whereas much of the Loire’s better-known Chenins originate from way upstream in the Touraine or Anjou-Saumur, this comes from just where the river spills into the Atlantic below Nantes.
Indeed, Domaine Saint-Nicolas is precisely why Fiefs Vendéen is known. Michon are biodymanic producers and the Hauts des Clous is the epitome of their art. It has a progressive intensity with great tension and freshness, apple and peach aromas, a very smooth texture and long finish. There are not many dry Chenins like this.
This crisp, dry white with tropical fruit flavours is best enjoyed as an aperitif or with light meals. It is best enjoyed as an aperitif or with light meals.
This crisp, dry white with tropical fruit flavours is best enjoyed as an aperitif or with light meals. Best enjoyed as an aperitif or with light meals.
Vibrant light green in colour with fruity aromas of melon and pear on the nose. The palate is fresh and crisp with lengthy, well balanced acidity and flavours of limey minerality typical to the Darling vineyards.
Intense, aromatic, tropical fruit flavours spiked with a wedge of orange peel and a sprinkling of baking spice.
The very special area that these grapes come from is actually closer to Clanwilliam than to Citrusdal, but the part about the mountain is very true. Situated in deep red sandy soils, on a farm that overlooks the crayfish mecca of Lambertsbay on the one side, and the Olifantsriver and Bulshoek dam on the other side.
The tight racy acidity is the standout characteristic of this Chenin blanc. Juicy ripe peach and pineapple fruit, a waxy texture and complexity on the palate. Very good concentration of fruit as well as freshness. This wine goes well with salads and also compliments roasted duck and chicken.
Silky smooth and medium-bodied, the fruit is reminiscent of peach and lime with mineral accents. The crisp acidity balances with the slight residual sugar to create a dry impression, coupled with a silky texture. Carefully constructed and well balanced.
Upfront tropical fruit, ripe pineapple, melon, peaches and honey flavours on the nose. Full and juicy palate with layers of ripe tropical fruit complemented by a long clean and crisp aftertaste.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their May 2017 edition review of Natural Wines (see blue link below).
We have been on a mission to find out about Harry and his washing line but it would seem he is a man of mystery and has eluded us for the moment! We can however tell you about the delicious wine named after him.
Intellego Wines focus on making terroir driven wines from the Swartland with a very hands on approach in the winery and vineyards. The wines of Intellego are made using organic methods but do not yet carry an official organic certification. Jurgen Gouws, the winemaker at Intellego, has worked in many countries including Spain, France, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa. Since January 2015 he has concentrated on producing and renting vineyards for his winemaking venture at Intellego in Swartland, South Africa.
The grapes for "The Story of Harry" Chenin Blanc are harvested manually and the grape must is then fermented by malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels using only indigenous yeasts. This gives the wine a soft, rounded and rich, almost buttery flavour. The wine is then matured in old French oak for seven months before being bottled with no filtration or fining.
Full bodied and well rounded with a complex structure. Bursting with flavours of dried apricots, pineapple and hints of vanilla and honey that last long on the finish.