The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2012

April 8, 2013
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment

Precision engineered.

Precision engineered.

Lunch at La Mouette in Sea Point yesterday and after a line-up of Italian reds earlier in the day, time for some white. The restaurant has a carefully thought out and on the whole very reasonably priced winelist – we opted for The Foundry  Grenache Blanc 2012 at R175 a bottle.

The Foundry is the own label of Meerlust cellarmaster Chris Williams. Grapes from the Voor Paardeberg, partial spontaneous fermentation in barrel, maturation for five months. There’s white peach and subtle spice but what really impresses is how the wine comes together as a whole – great fruit purity, well integrated acidity, carefully judged oak – the overall poise of it is quite striking.

Score: 93/100

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  1. DougMarch 17, 2014 at 3:26 pmReply

    Just opened and consumed the 2011 purchased in Bangkok based on your review of the 2012. Thanks. Outstanding bouquet and soft on the palette. Honeysuckle and nutmeg on a long finish.

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