Wine Align, one of Canada’s leading wine publications, recently wrote a glowing report on South Africa’s wine industry and we were pleased to have a couple of our Waterkloof wines featured.
90 Waterkloof Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc 2016
From the windiest part of the property. 18-25 hl/ha, (and an extremely windy property in general). Very small berries. Fermented in 600l old barrels. Nice light, fragrant, cool climate to be sure, more citrus and restrained, yet without grassiness. There’s some genuine flesh on the bones thanks to long hang time, stony, rides the line between fruity and stony. Zero wood influence, bone dry. Bottled very recently. This should age well over the next 2-3 years. Tasted April 2017.
90 Waterkloof Circumstance Syrah 2015
12.5% alc. Open top fermented, 100% whole bunch, 2 years in 600l barrels. On granite. Great nose, so perfumed, floral, but ripe, fruit meets freshness. Fine, grippy, powdery tannins. A delicate, feminine style, lovely. Juicy and sapid. Tight but not hard. Fine length; not a blockbuster, but delicious. Tasted April 2017.