Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?

My idea of a great time is sipping slowly on a Riedel montrachet glass filled with chilled velvety pale gold Chardonnay.  A full mouthfeel that whispers sweet little nothings to my palate long after the liquid has disappeared.  This is exactly what I did at the Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration.  After three Pinot Noir Celebrations today was the first Chardonnay version.  Pinot… Read More Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?

Hermanuspietersfontein’s preparing for a Berry Merry Christmas

Spring is here and Christmas is around the corner.  Unbelievable but true.  With many good wines around Hermanus it is easy to have a party.  But end of year parties are extra special and I need something extra special to celebrate that I’ve made it to the end of this not-so-easy 2016. Hermanuspietersfontein  are getting their… Read More Hermanuspietersfontein’s preparing for a Berry Merry Christmas

Viognier – perfume of the vine

Dusan Jelic wrote that if Viognier were a person, she would be his best friend’s sister.  “Blonde, curvaceous with an air of beguiling perfume about her”.  I cannot disagree with this. Viognier is tempting. Viognier has a distinctive perfume that robustly captures the floral aromas of the fruit. The fragrance is reminiscent of Riesling with the palate similar… Read More Viognier – perfume of the vine