Realising that packaging is part of branding, Lanzerac in Stellenbosch is rolling out a white and a red to join its entry-level rosé in its particular “tearshaped” bottle, the wines making up the “Alma Mater” collection – do you have to be a former Matie in order to drink it?
Lanzerac Alma Mater White 2013
Mainly Chenin Blanc, some Pinot Blanc. Neutral on the nose. Lightly fruity before a dry finish. Pretty uninspired.
Lanzerac Alma Mater Rosé 2013
From Shiraz and Malbec. Pale orange in colour. Wild strawberry aroma and flavour, bright acidity. No great detail but hides a residual sugar of 9 g/l well.
Lanzerac Alma Mater Red 2013
From Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Very primary with notes of red and black fruit. No great concentration and rather coarse tannins but good freshness.