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B. Vintners Haarlem to Hopetext

B. Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2015

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaB. Vintners is a collab of cousins Gavin Bruwer and Bruwer Raats, both respected winemakers with their own labels. With B, they aim is to tell the story of the some of the most interesting vineyards in the Cape, focusing on Stellenbosch. This is low-intervention chenin and semillion, with a splash of muscat d'alexandrie, whole bunch pressed, fermented and aged in older oak and with ten months' time on the lees (the muscat was done in stainless) before all was assembled, cold stabilised and bottled. The wood is evident, bolstering and batting around spicy citrus, lemongrass, white peach, and orange blossom, with chenin's scratchy herbal wooliness lining the mouth amply. Dried apricot sticks to the medium/full palate, and wood spice lingers on the finish. The bracketing wood requires food to meet; herbal stuffed poultry on the fire would work beautifully.Tasted: 12 March 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$30.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: B. VintnersDistributors: Lifford Wine and Spirits
Blend: Chenin Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 492769UPC: 6009800497403