Trizanne Signature Wines new releases

By , 25 August 2022

Trizanne Barnard, who started her own business in 2008, is a bit of an operator. She lives in Kommetjie while sourcing grapes from Elim, Swartland and more recently Walker Bay as well as far-flung Lower Duivenhoks River. She makes everything from entry-level Dawn Patrol to her very smart top-end wines. Tasting notes and ratings for the new releases as follows:

Trizanne Signature Wines Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020
Price: R235
W.O. Elim. 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon. Spontaneously fermented and matured for 10 months in barrels of various sizes, 20% new. Beguiling aromatics of lime, lemon, white peach, liquorice, herbs and some flinty reduction. The palate is lean and austere but certainly not dull – this has a wonderful tension about it while the finish is long and saline. A sophisticated offering that will reward cellaring.

CE’s rating: 95/100.

Trizanne Signature Wines Sondagskloof White 2021
Price: R405

50% of the grapes fermented on the skins for 15 days before being racked to new 500-litre barrels, the other 50% fermented in older oak. Complex and exotic aromatics of naartjie, nectarine and granadilla plus potpourri and dried herbs. The palate has a great core of fruit to go with an arresting line of acidity and long, pithy finish. Taut and yet full of detail.

CE’s rating: 96/100.

Trizanne Signature Wines Benede-Duiwenhoksrivier Chardonnay 2021
Price: R405
Grapes from the area between Riversdale, Vermaaklikheid and Heidelberg. Spontaneously fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barrels of various sizes, 20% new. A top note of blossom before pear, peach, citrus plus a hint of oatmeal on the nose while the palate is attractively delicate and energetic – light in body but possessing good clarity of fruit and full of flavour.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

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