Maanschijn is the label belonging to Paul Hoogwerf and Doug Mylrea who make wine out a barn between Stanford and Hermanus.
Spin Cycle Verdelho 2017 is from Voor-Paardeberg grapes, the winemaking involved a press partially constructed from old washing machine parts and hence the name. Some 30% was fermented on the skins for two weeks and the wine is dull gold in colour. The nose is overtly oxidative with notes of cut-apple, orange and spice while the palate is rich and full (despite a low alcohol of 12%) with tangy acidity and a pithy finish – not exactly everyday drinking but very good in its style. Wine Cellar price: R245 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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