Diemersdal in Durbanville remains the only South African cellar to do a version of Austria’s signature grape Grüner Veltliner, the vineyards established in 2009 and the maiden vintage having been 2013, this wine described as “a solid first effort” and rating 86 on this site (see here).
The 2018, left on the lees for eight months post fermentation, is compelling. The nose has a floral top note before black currant, green apple and peach plus a little spice. The palate has excellent concentration, snappy but nicely integrated acidity and a savoury finish. It’s a classy drop. Alcohol: 13.8%. Price: R90 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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