Doran Vineyards Arya 2015
By Christian Eedes, 27 November 2015
The Voor Paardeberg technically falls within Paarl but the wines often feel like their spiritual home is more Swartland. Doran Vineyards is a relatively new venture in the ward, first bottling being 2012, but shows signs of soon becoming a hipster favourite, their most recent release being Arya 2015, an unwooded white blend consisting of 57% Chenin Blanc, 22% Grenache Blanc and 21% Roussanne.
On the nose, pear, white peach and maybe a hint of orange. The palate meanwhile possesses good weight and texture (thanks to two months on the lees) but equally the wine is not short of freshness and there is a nice pithy quality to the finish. Drink anytime, anywhere and revel in the fact that it only costs R59 a bottle.