Keen exploration by our winemakers is producing some interesting specialty whites, writes John Saker.
John Belsham was impressed by this wine’s elegance; John Saker by its “pristine personality”. It has meadow-fresh clarity and lift, and great fruit concentration. Yellow flower, rose petal and spice notes come together in what is a very successful arranged marriage between pinot gris, riesling and gewurztraminer.
Chenin blanc, like riesling, comes in a range of styles. This is an off-dry rendition, with its sweetness nicely balanced by zesty acidity and textural grip. A generous fruit core offers up a salad of intense apple, nectarine and quince flavours, and the wine resolves beautifully with a long, crisp finish.
Serve it with roast pork and crackling, together with a Waldorf salad.