Maanschijn is the label belonging to youngsters Paul Hoogwerf and Doug Mylrea who make wine out a barn between Stanford and Hermanus (see Tim James’s write-up here).
The Grenache Gris features some skin contact and appears pale amber in the glass. On the nose, apple and peach plus some hard-to-describe savoury character. The palate is light bodied yet intensely flavoured, the finish nicely pithy. Drinks very well indeed. Approximate retail price: R240 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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