Geelkapel Muscat de Frontignan 2017
Geelkapel is the name of the venomous Cape Cobra. Which should tell you that this is not a sweet wine that Muscat de Frontignan is so famous for, but it is instead a zippy, bright yellow, dry white wine with substantial bite.
Crafted using grapes handpicked from a single vineyard on the Moutonshoek Farm, which is probably the oldest in Swartland for Muscat de Frontignan. Layered with dried apricot, crunchy peach, tangerine, zingy ginger, bitter orange marmalade, hoppy beer and Turkish delight flavours, this energetic white tastes like it has been electrified. It reminds us of Italian Zibibbo and Rogue Vine’s Grand Itata Blanco from Chile. Great on its own as an aperitif, but those floral, citrus and ginger notes make it a wonderful choice for pairing with Thai or Malaysian cuisine.
Adi Badenhorst is one of South Africa’s most exciting, hirsute and funny winemakers and has been a pivotal player in the ‘Swartland Revolution’, which has propelled this once neglected grape-growing region into the limelight. After honing his skills in the Rhône Valley (which plays a huge influence in his wines), New Zealand and at Rustenberg, he bought a rundown winery and a clutch of gnarled vines and went it alone. Adopting a dynamic and experimental approach, the wines of Badenhorst are made using old-vine fruit from long established vineyards and vinified using traditional and non-interventionist methods. Adi jokes that the most expensive piece of kit in his winery is the coffee machine. His wines are all vegan friendly.
£3.93 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2962105
Style No.: 727063
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