Region: Coastal region
The Bernard Series was named after Bernard Podlashuk, visionary co-founder of the Bellingham brand and maverick winemaker. Never quite satisfied to be just ordinary, he is recognised for his daring vision, sheer audacity and unabated drive that helped place South African wine on the map. The legend of his tenacity and innovative flair lives on through the Bernard series, Bellingham’s premium range of hand-crafted wines.
The grapes used to make this wine come from four exceptional Chenin Blanc vineyards. These vines are all low-yielding bush vines with an average age of forty years. The vineyard blocks are in Voor Paardeberg, Darling, Durbanville, Helderberg and Bottelary Hills, all with their own exclusive terroirs, which offer characteristics which make up the amazing complexity of this wine.
Colour bright yellow with a hint of green. On aroma and there is fresh peach flesh and orange nectarine with a faint hint of new honey. A gorgeous mouthful of vibrant mixed stone fruits, with excellent acidity to balance.
Drink on its own at sundown, or with young goats cheese or simple chicken dishes.