Schultz Family Wines is the own label of Rudi Schultz, winemaker at Thelema in Stellenbosch, the current releases bearing labels depicting favourite surf spots, these winning gold at the recent Wine Label Design Awards.
Schultz Family Wines Skeleton Bay Chenin Blanc 2018
Wine Cellar price: R120
Matured in older oak for nine months. Grapes from two old bush vine blocks, one near Joostenberg and the other in Somerset West. A beguiling nose with top notes of blossom and herbs before lemon, naartjie and peach. The palate is light bodied yet simultaneously immensely concentrated with fresh acidity and a savoury, slightly bitter finish. Plenty of subtle intricacy. Alcohol: 12%.
Editor’s rating: 94/100.
Schultz Family Wines Pepper Street Syrah 2017
5% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 18 months, 10% new. More black than red fruit, fynbos, pepper and spice on the nose. Rich and full on the palate but nicely balanced – pure fruit, tangy acidity and crunchy tannins. Carries its 14.5% alcohol well.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
Schultz Family Wines Dungeons Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Wine Cellar price: R200
Matured for 18 months in French oak, 30% new. Black fruit, fresh herbs and slight earthy quality on the nose. Full bodied, flavourful and smooth textured on the palate – already quite approachable. Alcohol:
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
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