Friday, October 06, 2017

Menu's Wine of the Week. The Emily

At Longridge this week, we tasted this rather unusual wine, which we liked a lot. Called The Emily and named after Emily Hobhouse http://zar.co.za/hobhouse.htm a British woman who became one of our local heroines during the Boer War
It is an unwooded Chardonnay, blended with a small amount of lightly wooded Pinot Noir from the Elgin valley. Toasty apples on the nose, nice layers of apple and plum fruit, refreshing with long flavours. A wine for quaffing and a good food wine too. Cellarmaster Jasper Raats told us this is one of their best sellers here and abroad. According to their US importer it sells like liquid crack! R70 on the farm
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