Thursday, June 20, 2019

Robertson Wine Valley's Wacky Wine Weekend 11. Quando

Our next port of call after Arendsig was just down the road, to visit our friends at Quando
The garden was full of happy people tasting their wines
Friends we made the previous evening at BluVine were enjoying the day
It is a family business. These are the four excellent wines that winemaker Fanus Bruwer makes
Fanus also does the marketing. His brother Martin is the viticulturist
Martin’s wife Estelle keeps them in order!
The 2017 Chenin/Viognier has beautiful peach and lees notes on the nose; Rich old vine Chenin, sophisticated Viognier, with ripe peaches and nectarines, nicely balanced with acidity. The 2019 Mourvedre Rosé always has to be topped up in our cellar, so 6 bottles came home.  Red berry fruit on the pretty nose with a little bit of wildness, cassis, rose petals, cranberry and candy floss on the dry palate; a quaffable wine to drink all summer and in the colder months with spicy food. And at R65 a bottle very reasonably priced. The 2016 Pinot Noir is perfumed and has dark berry fruit on the nose and palate; it’s an old style, very satisfying, Pinot Noir. R130
Some free hapjes (snacks) were delivered to every table. Home made (by Fanus) snoek paté and some olive tapenade from their own olives, on seed loaf
We began with the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc. Old School Robertson, crisp and green with a slight tropical note,
very satisfying and so easy to drink with food. R75. A case of that came home too
Fanus came to join us at our table and we had a long chat while tasting the wines
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