White Wine Gaja Ca’Marcanda Vistamare 2021. Founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 to produce wine for his tavern, Gaja winery is still in the hands of the same family to this day. The winery is best known for the work of the legendary Angelo Gaja who helped put the region on the map for exceptional Barbaresco wines. His innovative approach continues today with Gaja’s impressive range of wines which frequently rank amongst Italy’s finest. This very limited production wine is the only white produced by the Ca’ Marcanda estate. The playful name is a reference to the seaview” often used by hoteliers on the coast to trick guests, whereas the vineyards that are used for this wine actually do enjoy a stunning view of the Tuscan landscape. Vistamare is composed of Vermentino and Viognier along with a smaller amount of Fiano to add perfume and delicacy. Expect plenty of charming white floral notes like acacia and almond blossom on the nose along with hints of zingy lemon and orchard fruits. The Fiano adds complex notes of musk and menthol, while the first sip reveals a refreshing acidity from the Vermentino. A great wine to cellar for a few more years or to pair with summer salads, sushi, or creamy risottos.

White Wine Gaja Ca'Marcanda Vistamare 2021

2021

White Wine Gaja Ca’Marcanda Vistamare 2021


White Wine Jordan Inspector Peringuey Chenin Blanc 2021. This classic Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc gets its unusual name from Louis Albert Péringuey who was the Inspector-General of the Cape’s vineyards during the 19th century. His important work included leading the fight against phylloxera which devastated thousands of acres of vines all over the world and decimated the global wine industry. Péringuey is remembered by this bottling for his assistance with the importation of American rootstock to South Africa which allowed many local winemakers to save their business by planting these phylloxera-resistant vines. To create a perfectly balanced wine, the Jordan family grow the grapes for this bottling on their cooler south and east-facing sites which helps to preserve freshness and aromatics in the finished wine. Following the harvest 70% of the wine is fermented in barrels and aged on the lees for seven months, while the remainder is fermented in stainless steel tanks. The result is a clean, fresh expression of Chenin Blanc which is delicately seasoned with hints of cream and butter from the barrel fermentation and lees ageing. On the nose there are enticing hints of lemon zest, apricots, and fresh pastries, while the palate offers a soft texture, medium body, and sweet tropical fruit character.

White Wine Jordan Inspector Peringuey Chenin Blanc 2021

2021


White Wine Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2021. Named after the sedimentary rock that characterises the majority of the soil in the area, Greywacke is a label founded by Kevin Judd who served as winemaker at the world-famous Cloudy Bay for 25 years.

White Wine Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2021

2021