Thursday, June 21, 2018

Menu’s Wine of the Week is from Bellingham. The Bernard Series 2017 Whole Bunch Roussanne

Made by Niel Groenewald before he left to become the Head Winemaker at Distell

Roussanne is certainly capturing our attention at the moment. This white wine was much discussed and enjoyed at the Old Mutual Trophy wine tasting last week by other wine makers and trade.  Suddenly the SA plantings are becoming noticed.  It certainly captivated Lynne with its floral notes and hints of herbs and tea. Its depth and length with hints of tropical fruit, peach and a little honey on this dry wine made it something to explore and enjoy now, as it has the freshness of youth. It has the legs to indicate that it will reward being kept for a few years. A white wine that should be on restaurant menus as it is very versatile.

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