Feiteiras Verdelho 2010

Verdelho is most closely associated with the Portuguese island of Madeira where the vineyards produce small, hard grapes and musts high in acidity. Rare in the Cape, the 2009 from Bot River producer Feiteiras in Elgin famously won the trophy for best niche white variety at the 2010 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and the […]

June 10, 2013
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Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2012

I’m not sure where you’re going to get Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2012 because it’s sold out from the winery and we made short work of the last two bottles available at Chapmans Peak Hotel over lunch yesterday, but it’s delicious. Pear and white peach, well integrated oak and really snappy acidity before a saline […]

May 27, 2013
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Coriole Lalla Rookh Fiano 2011

I was operating in pretty much uncharted territory earlier today when colleague Angela Lloyd opened a range of Australian alternative variety wines, grapes featured being Aglianico, Alicanté Bouschet, Blaufrankisch, Fiano, Lagrein, Mataro, Negro Amaro, Savarro, Tannat and Verduzzo. Alternative variety wines have a growing following in Australia, so much so that there is even a […]

January 15, 2013
by Christian
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