Haarlem to Hope
Ripe melon and pear, perfumed, aromatic and juicy, invigorating and fresh. Powerful, dry white wine. Delicious aperitif, with spicy crab cakes, haddock with ratatouille, white mold cheeses or a chicken salad.
Crop year 2016 - 95 pt (Platter's)
Crop year 2017 - 5 * (Platter's)
For this delicious white wine, winemakers Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer, two cousins and together B Vintners, use the special quality of the vineyards of Stellenbosch, close to False Bay. The cool influence of the ocean gives this glass an exceptional tension and freshness. The name is dedicated to the old settlers who left "Haarlem" to settle at the Cape of Good Hope. It is a clever combination of the local chenin blanc with semillon and a drop of muscat. All grapes come from Stellenbosch. The chenin blanc of old vines gives it complex fruit notes, the semillon richness and zest and the muscat a touch of floral. Fermentation takes place with minimal intervention to create a wine that is beautifully pure in character. The wine ferments and matures on wood, where the contact with the lie, the yeast cells, gives the wine an extra dimension in depth and complexity. But that is not at the expense of the freshness and the brilliant fruit character of this special white wine.
Chenin blanc, Semillon, Muscat
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Delicious aperitif, with spicy crab cakes, haddock with ratatouille, white mold cheeses or a chicken salad.
Aromatic and juicy, with a hint of vanilla, uplifting and fresh, but also beautifully powerful, with a lot of structure. Powerful, dry white wine.