I picked up this wine as a reccomendation from wine magazine after the Taste of Cape Town the other weekend. It was included in their top ten good value wines from the show.
Well…….I called along to the bottling plant, you really cannot call it an Estate let alone a farm, just off Botterlay Road in Stellenbosch (the old part of Town). It is the most God awful place to find, no signs just big fences and huge Origin Wines displayed on the buildings. But, nil desperandum,I did gain access via the car park of the Caltex gas station on the corner !! I was a man on a mission because the wine in question is available for (BRACE YERSELF) R17 per 750ml bottle, whats a girl to do, I’d scale the north face of the Eiger for wine at that price.
I jest of course, but……a blend of locally grown Cab/Sauv and Petit Verot cannot be a bad wine, can it ?
Well dear reader you’ll be pleased to hear (I hope) that I have a glass of said vino in my left had whilst writing this educational blog with my right digits !!!
The wine is, in my opinion very closely akin to the Haute Cabrierre Pinot Noir and likewise is best served chilled from the fridge. Plenty of subtle fruitiness and hangs around on the tongue (don’t know what the correct phrase in winetstingese is !!!)
Do take a trip out to Stellenbosch and visit Origin Wines and their various local wines available. They do tastings on Saturday mornings only (don’t ask!!).
Good hunting readers, please let me know what you think, but don’t call me if you’re lost, I blog and am not an AA driver !! . Be safe…….x