A beautifully integrated blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with oodles of creamy, creme brulee-like aromas and passionfruit souffle. There is a balanced approach to this wine and the acidity, fruit, oak and mouthfeel make for a delighfully refreshing wine.
First we found a piece of beautiful soil (just 'to live on "), we also happened to really fancy drinking good wine. Maybe it helped to be inadvertently perfectly trained for the job of crafting a wine brand (Bernhard is a chemical engineer and Peta was in advertising). Finally we just had to add some magic ingredients: Peta's mother, our wonderful "Matriarch" helped us finance the farm; we found a 3-cylinder, 30 kilowatt, semi-derelict 1971 Ford tractor in the shed which we promptly named Pufford and learnt to drive; then there was Klaas, who had worked on the farm for years (he taught us to milk a cow and chase down sheep) and the final essential element was tonnes of energy and wonderful people.
We bought the farm in 1990 and 2 years later, Bernhard took a week off work so he, Klaas and Pufford could plant a couple of vineyards (we intended to make just a few barrels). There was no way of knowing then that, within 3 years, we would have made our first double-gold Sauvignon Blanc or that by 2001 we would be recognised as a benchmark Semillon producer. Now 24 years on, this family owned and run cellar is one of the most consistently awarded and loved boutique wine cellars in South Africa. - Winery Notes
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Wonderful to find a fantastic South African wine here. Great service from Annandale Cellars!