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Stark-Conde, Estate Field Blend 2020 (1x75cl)

** See also the other Stark-Conde wines: the Decanter-rated Cabernet Sauvignon, DWWA20 Gold Sauvignon Blanc and Jancis 17.5/20 Syrah ** Read more>

Country: South Africa
Region: Stellenbosch
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc | Roussanne | Verdelho | Viognier
Vegan: Yes
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.0%
Product Code: SAST0176B20S
Delivery: Not Available
£19.95

See our video tasting of the new 2020 vintage here!

See our video tasting of the 2019 vintage here!

The 2019 vintage came in for a glowing review from the team at Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Tamlyn Currie - see below - and was their Wine of the Week on Friday 18th June 2021. The full article appears here - it is unstinting in its praise!

The 2019 vintage was awarded a high 17 points (of 20) on Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages (www.JancisRobinson.com) - reviewer Tamlyn Currin - in May 2021 (see blue link below).

Stark-Conde, Estate Field Blend 2019 - jancisrobinson.com May 2021 review

“The 2019 The Field Blend was crafted from 42% Chenin Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 17% Verdelho and 11% Viognier. A beautiful and elegant wine, this wine beams with floral expressions; aromas of honeysuckle, white rose and acacia flutter out of the glass with fruit flavours of bright citrus, yellow apple, white peach, pineapple and wax melon. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is elegant with a soft waxiness and pleasing texture to the mid-palate. It offers a sweetness of fruit with an impressive soft minerality that lingers in the mouth. The wine concludes with a thoughtfully long-lingering finish and a kiss of phenolic bitterness that makes this wine more complex and food friendly. Bravo!" Wine Advocate.

Stark-Condé Wines was launched in Stellenbosch in 1998 by Hans and Midori Schroder with a focus on producing hand-crafted premium wines. It is located in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch. It is a dramatic valley with steep changes in vineyard elevation from 150 to 600 metres making for a range of sites with distinct characteristics. At Stark-Condé, they stick to traditional winemaking methods: open tank fermentation meticulous sorting of grapes hand-punchdowns basket pressing and maturation in small French oak barrels.

This is a barrel-fermented white blend of Roussanne (54%), Chenin Blanc (30%), Verdelho (9%) and Viognier (7%). This is a single-vineyard wine from the first vineyard you see when you drive on to the Oude Nektar farm. It is a tricky block, with a mix of soils and they tried to turn that into a positive by planting it as a blend.

The grapes are all picked at the same time and pressed and fermented together as a true field blend; 100% barrel-fermented in mostly older, neutral oak.

For extra info, here's Stark-Condé's own data sheet/fiche technique (click link below).

Stark-Conde, Estate Field Blend 2020 - fiche technique

Light straw colour. Lots of tropical flavours and subtle wood aromas. Includes citrus and earthy notes with a hint of oak and vanilla. Smooth and perfect for summer days.