Stark-Condé The Field Blend 2014

January 18, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 2 Comments
Stark-Condé The Field Blend 2014

Foxy.

What to do with a 2ha block with 11 different soil types? Stark- Condé in Stellenbosch decided to plant a mix of white grape varieties which could be picked, pressed and fermented together to make up one wine.

The current-release 2014 is a blend of 46% Roussanne, 30% Chenin Blanc, 12% Viognier and 12% Verdelho, 50% undergoing spontaneous fermentation in a mix of barrels and the balance fermented in tank.

The aromatics are lovely – floral perfume, pear, white peach and citrus while the palate shows excellent fruit purity, a great line of acidity and a pithy finish. There are plenty of good white blends out there but this one of the most vivid and poised in a while. Price: R145 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 93/100.

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  1. ThomasJanuary 26, 2016 at 1:24 pmReply

    This sounds great.. Id love to try it, except for at the cellar, where can I find it?

    Thanks
    Tom

    • ChristianJanuary 26, 2016 at 1:32 pmReplyAuthor

      We got our bottle at Vineyard Connection outside Stellenbosch. Other stockists, Stark-Condé?

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