Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tasting at De Wetshof with Peter de Wet

Winemaker Peter de Wet in the tasting room
First the crisp riverside style Sauvignon Blanc and then the very German styled Riesling. Peter trained at Geisenheim, so he does know a lot about making Rieslings. This is a cracker
Next, three well known De Wetshof Chardonnays, each different and showing the terroir they are grown on. Limestone Hill, Bon Vallon and Finesse (we’d tasted the flagship Bateleur Chardonnay the day before), then the elegant but fruit filled Pinot Noir and finally their red Bordeaux blend 2008 Thibault
 A view of the spring vines, just beginning to flower, through the tasting room window
Peter spent a lot of his time with us, telling us how he makes the wines, where they are grown and what styles he prefers to make
A view of the beautiful De Wetshof Manor which houses the tasting room and surrounding cellars
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013

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