OCTOBER 2019

WINE TASTINGS – OCTOBER


Thur 3 Oct – Crunch Organic Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir by Elgin Ridge
Fri 4 Oct – SILVERTHORN MCC
Thur 10 Oct – Olifantsberg Chenin, Keermont Terrasse & Vondeling Chardonnay
Friday 11 Oct – The Drift Bonfire White & Moveable Feast + Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay
Thur 17 Oct – Stellenrust Wines
Fri 18 Oct – Kloovenburg Grenache & Carignan + Noble Hill Sauvignon Blanc
Thur 24 Oct – Strandveld Wines
Fri 25 Oct – Spice Route Wines
Wed 30 Oct – Ridgeback Wines
Thur 31 Oct – SILVERTHORN

Featured Producer – October
It’s been 15 years since the first bottle of Silverthorn was produced and what a time it’s been. John and Karen have recently moved to the Robertson farm and are in the process of building a new cellar and tasting room. They are one of only a few bubbly-focused producers with 3 wines in the range, Green Man Chardonnay Brut, Genie Rose Brut (from Shiraz) and Jewelbox.
Please join us on Friday 4 October and/or on Thursday 31 October to taste the full range.
Buy any of these during the month, enter the lucky draw and you could win a mixed 6-pack of these superb MCC

 

Roussouw, Gouws and Clarke 2019
Carbonically macerated Pinotage from a 50-year-old bushvine vineyard in Paardeberg, Langkloof farmed by Scholtz Roussouw and made by Intellego’s Jurgen Gouws in his usual low-intervention manner. 12.5% alc, this is a light and fresh style perfect for summer enjoyment. A little more depth than the Wightman, Gouws version.
R150.00 per bottle

OCTOBER MIXED CASE
Six bottles for R695.00

Raptor Post White by Fable Mountain Vineyards
Front Row Chenin Blanc (unfined, unfiltered)
Dabar Sauvignon Blanc 
Silverthorn Genie MCC
Marras Trickster Cinsaut
Lion Hound Cabernet Sauvignon by Ridgeback
Please call 021-4245587 or email sales@vinopronto.co.za should you wish to order

Opstal Carl Everson Special – R190.00 per bottle
while stocks last. This family estate in the Breedekloof is well worth a visit. Why not check out their new accommodation & make a weekend of it.
Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2017 from 35-year-old vines in the Slanghoek Valley. The 2017 vintage shows some restraint at first, even a bit shy, but then opens up to show quince and pineapple notes with a freshness and finesse ever-present on the palate as yellow peach flavours run through your mouth. The distinctive depth and complexity of fruit we’ve learned to appreciate and love of the Carl Everson Chenin, is on show again with the 2017. These precious 35 year old vines, old French barrels, spontaneous fermentation and minimalistic cellar intervention showcase the vintage each year. It’s a voluptuous wine showing plenty of stone fruit with hints of melon. Delicious with pork belly, duck & dimsum. 4.5* Platter’s Guide 2019
Carl Everson Cape White Blend 2017 is a blend of 34% Chenin Blanc, 32% Roussanne, 18% Semillon with Viognier & Colombard. All 5 wines went through spontaneous fermentation and finished at different stages – 4 to 10 weeks. Most of them underwent malolactic fermentation as well and fermentation and maturation took place in old French oak: Chenin in 400 & 500L; Roussanne in 2500L Foudre; Viognier and Sémillon in 300L and Colombard in 225L. Batonage only occasionally to finish malo. After 9 months in barrel the wines were blended and put back in barrels for another month before bottling in January 2018 and then left in bottle for 6 months before release in July. The tractor on the label is a Massey Ferguson and was widely referred to as a ‘Vaaljapie’. When Carl Everson was the vintner on the farm he always would have a few Vaaljapies on the farm and they were real workhorses. The Roussanne adds a wonderful freshness and spice to the Chenin. This wine is slightly sleeker (tighter) than the straight Chenin Blanc. 4.5* Platter’s Guide 2019
Buy any of these wines for a chance to win an Opstal Vars box containing a few treats from the Breedekloof.

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