Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2018 edition article 30 Great New World Buys under £30 (see blue link below).
Brian and Marion Smith sold their successful London IT business to pursue their dreams of making outstanding wines in small quantities. After much searching they found the perfect setting to fulfill their ambition in the Elgin Valley of South Africa. The vineyards are certified as organic and biodynamic. Maddox the Percheron horse helps with weed control as do the ducks that run through the vines eating any weeds that Maddox has ploughed up!
"Chaos White is the expression of the fruit for which cool climate Elgin wines are known, paired with winemaking techniques - stepping away from the norm - to showcase the versatility of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon." says Elgin's winemaker Kosie
Please note that this wine is presented in a 50cl bottle.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their June 2017 edition review of 'Weekday Wines' (under £25) (see blue link below).
Hand-harvested, organically-grown Fiano grapes from the smaller Stio Cilento vineyard are employed in this exuberant wine. Here at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level, the grapes hang on the vine ripening slowly in the relatively cooler conditions, compared to the coastal vineyards, concentrating flavours in the grapes. The key vinicultural process is the cooling of the grapes prior to a cool fermentation, which maintains the aromatics in the finished wine. Shows powerful floral notes, jasmine, boxwood and broom, on the nose, backed with ripe citrus both juice and peel; minerally and refreshing on the palate.