With each sip of Cape Rock White 2015, it became increasingly difficult to believe that this was a wine which cost a mere R120 a bottle. From a Vredendal vineyard, it’s a field blend of 42% Viognier, 33% Grenache Blanc and 25% Roussanne, fermentation occurring spontaneously and maturation lasting five months in old 300-litre barrels.
On the nose, citrus, apple and peach plus a hint of flowers and some spice. The palate, meanwhile, possesses good weight and texture offset by fresh acidity. It’s a flamboyant wine being rich and flavourful but equally it’s well balanced and the overall impression is savoury rather than sweet. Delicious!