Hemel-en-Aarde Rhone Blends #TourismForAll

Hemel-en-Aarde is mainly known for Pinot Noir.  The Cape winter demands something bigger, something bolder.  Step in Rhone blends.  A combination of the Rhone varietals: Syrah/Shiraz for colour and darker fruit flavours, Grenache for aging ability, Mourvedre for structure, Viognier for aroma and Cinsault for softness. Voila! You have red perfection ready for slow sipping. The dramatics… Read More Hemel-en-Aarde Rhone Blends #TourismForAll

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