What I Drank Last Night
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Rijk’s Private Cellar Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2009


The Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2009 from Rijk’s in Tulbagh is flashy stuff. 40% of the wine was fermented in tank and the other 60% was fermented in a combination of new and used French and Hungarian oak, partly spontaneous fermentation and … [Read more...]

Interview: Paul Nicholls and Rebecca Tanner of Fable Mountain Vineyards

Paul Nicholls and Rebecca Tanner.

From the March issue of Business Day WANTED: Remotely located between Tulbagh and Wolsley and particularly beautiful, Fable Mountain Vineyards is owned by US company Terroir Selections, founded by Charles Banks who was the former owner of cult … [Read more...]

David Aristargos 2012

Full of life.

David Sadie has opted for reduced responsibilities at Lemberg in Tulbagh and will be moving to the Swartland to concentrate more on the wines that he makes with his wife Nadia under boutique label “David”. A review of the current releases: Chenin … [Read more...]

Rijk’s Private Cellar Fascination 2006

Not going down without a fight.

Rijk’s in Tulbagh is increasingly dedicated to Chenin Blanc when it comes to whites and Pinotage and Shiraz when it comes to reds but quite a few other wines have featured in the range in the past. Last night, Rijk’s Fascination 2006, a blend of 58% … [Read more...]

Lemberg Pinotage 2010

Cherry bomb.

Tulbagh cellar Lemberg was established in 1978 by Janey Muller, one of the first female winemakers of the modern era and celebrated for her independent approach – varieties of choice were Hárslevelü and Sauvignon Blanc and she favoured fermentation … [Read more...]