Nativo White Blend 2019
By Christian Eedes, 12 May 2021
Viognier haters, don’t run away. The White Blend 2019 under the Nativo label as made by Swartland producer Hughes Family Wines contains 77% of this sometimes quite heady variety along with 9% Chenin Blanc, 8% Roussanne and 6% Grenache Blanc but works well.
Complex aromatics of peach, apricot and pineapple, a slight waxy note and some notes of herbs and spice in the background precede a palate showing good depth, punchy acidity and a savoury finish. It’s well balanced with just the right amount of weight and layers of flavour. Price: R195 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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