Friday, November 23, 2018

MENU’s Wine of the Week. Aristea 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend

Wine maker Matthew Krone does it again with his Aristea wines. We tasted the new release of wines over dinner at the Alphen last night and you will read about them next week, but his Sauvignon Semillon Blend is so good that we had to list it this week
We can pay no better compliment to this wine than to say that at the table one person compared it to a Graves, another to a Haut Brion. It certainly is quite French in character, and very impressive. The grapes are from Elgin and they pay the best for the best fruit. It isn’t a wine you want to pull apart and analyse; it is a full well balanced, well integrated and layered wine, with beautiful golden stone fruit, good minerality, deliciousness and staying power. It is aged in wood for 10 months and the wood supports, not dominates. 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon
It is available from Caroline's and The Wine Village, Hermanus

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