The Mentors range is their absolute pinnacle and cellarmaster Izele van Blerk is thriving here. She can select grapes anywhere in the W Cape and these are grown in Paarl. 65% of the blend is tank fermented – this contributes to the freshness, minerality and overall complexity. The 35% remainder was fermented in barrel with an indigenous yeast strain to enhance the texture and mouthfeel. It was left on extended lees contact for eighty days after fermentation and stirred regularly during this period. This layered wine shows aromas of poached pear, marzipan and apple blossom with hints of minerality, lime and citrus. The fresh and earthy palate is creamy and textured with a concentrated, chalky finish. Enjoy with smoked salmon, fresh fish or delicately flavoured, creamy risottos. Enjoy now or cellar for up to five years.