Even though the first grapes were pressed in the country in 1659, South Africa has always been regarded as a New World wine-producing region. After decades of turbulence, the wine scene has found a new, confident voice and the country is now the source of incredibly exciting, unique wines. Terroir, old vines and a push towards sustainability and inclusion seem to be at the very core of South African wine production. From historical names to a plethora of uber-skilled new winemakers, South African wines reputation and standing is going from strength to strength.
Chenin Blanc is one of the major white grape variety in South Africa, while Verdelho has a long history originally for the production of fortified wines. The granite of Voor Paardeberg provide the flesh and the briny core of the palate, while the Verdelho will bring tension and length to the blend. 10 months in used Oak. Drink now to...more
Bottle 75cl £28.26
Bottle 75cl £28.46
This is the signature wine of Momento, and a Grenache noir with a unique Pinot Noir character. 1/3 whole bunch fermentation, the grapes are picked earlier to retain freshness, this is giving a flowery expression, a certain delicateness and distinction. The palate is graceful and fresh, with a grippy tannic structure, this is a harmonious wine, restrain and mineral. Drink...more
Bottle 75cl £31.74