Kyle Dunn, assistant at AA Badenhorst Family Wines in the Swartland, makes his own wines under the Skinny Legs label, current releases including a Semillon 2014 and a Grenache Gris 2014, both wines fermented on the skins for two weeks and both selling for R155 a bottle from the Wine Kollective in Riebeek Kasteel. Tasting notes and ratings as follows:
Skinny Legs Semillon 2014
Amber in colour. Not very primary at all but a certain grapiness, peach and dried herbs can be detected. Rich and broad (despite only 11% abv) with good flavour intensity and a wonderfully pithy sensation on the finish. Not as leftfield as you might expect and jolly good drinking.
Skinny Legs Grenache Gris 2014
Russet in colour. Yellow and red apple plus earth and spice on the nose. Broad in the mouth with a gently savoury finish. Intriguing but not all that detailed.