La Beryl Blanc is a traditional straw wine or vin de paille style dessert wine. The grapes are allowed to dry on straw mats prior to fermentation, raising the sugar levels and intensifying the flavours. The 2011 was made exclusively using Chenin Blanc grapes, harvested from their Fairview farm in Paarl. This is a 32 year old vineyard grown on decomposed granite soils, with koffieklip subsoils. The 2010 shows opulent, tropical fruit on the nose. Ripe pear, red apple and papaya are laced with subtle fragrance and honeysuckle florals. Palate texture is integrated and well rounded, with a lingering silkiness that shows off the fruit. There is a crisp acidity, balancing the wine well and finishing cleanly after along finish.