The Garganega grapes are grown on selected vineyards on the hills of the commune of Gambellara, a region known for winemaking since the Roman times. All vineyards are at least 20 years old and their volcanic soils are derived from basalts, providing an abundance of minerals that allow grapes to ripen fully and develop aromatic richness. The natural amphitheatre of hills surrounding Gambellara reach an altitude of 500 metres above sea level, however the vineyard is planted between 100-350 metres on a north-south facing slope, as this provides the best combination of aspect, soil composition and solar radiation. In the past, grapes from the vineyards were traditionally used for the Vin Santo di Gambellara, however their high level of quality today makes for excellent young, fresh white wine.
The wine is dry and scented, with pronounced minerality and a long finish. It has yellow peach aromas and a touch of spice on the finish
Sparkling Portugese red, bursting with fruit and vibrancy. Delicious with cured hams, meats and quality bread.
A blindingly good wine for the price made from one of our favourite grapes, roussanne, that you find in Northern and Southern Rhone blends, but in this case from South Africa. It is a masterful little wine that wont overtake proceedings but will add a lovely bit of character to a lunch or an evening - a scent here and there of stone fruits and mountain herbs as you lift the glass to your nose - with just the right amount of fruit and character for foods like fish, chicken, or fresh pasta with vegetables or riccota.
It will be lovely with light starters like burrata and olives. It sits firmly in, if not at the very summit of, the unbeatable-value midweek bottle category. If you are in one of those households where someone likes Sauvignon but someone has gone off it, and you can't agree on what to drink then try this.