The Laibach-Kuehner family purchased this estate in the early nineties, they then set about replanting the 40 hectares. The estate is farmed organically and winemaker Mike Malherbe has ensured that the estate now has a dedicated following and a growing international reputation. These organic wines are remarkably fine and elegant, showing a good sense of balance.
There isn’t any sulphur used in the winemaking process and the wine is left on its lees for 10 months to enhance mouthfeel and complexity. No additional yeasts are added to ensure a natural ferment.
This is a richly flavoured, semi-aromatic white which has just a kiss of oak. Richly textured palate, but finishes crisp. The wine shows a light straw colour. Complex nose, with some hay and apricot prominent. Good complexity with some wood spice supported by a lush full bodied palate. Creamy with some lingering sweet fruit and lush harmonious palate. A blockbuster food wine that will compliment rich seafood and risotto dishes. Drink now, but with the potential to develop over the next 2-3 years.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
4 Stars – Wine Magazine
This wine is from a certified producer.
|Region||Stellenbosch, South Africa
|Grape Variety||Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier|