Nose: Intense nose of sweet almond, sandalwood, cinnamon and rose petal. Initially tense, poised and reserved, the wine opens up to reveal wild honey, peach blossoms, pineapple and toasted cashew nuts. This carries through with wonderfully dense flavour with a taut mineral freshness. Rose petals and white pepper is softened by honeyed pears. The oak is seamlessly integrated and smooth. The mid-palate is creamy, yet fresh and the wine has a long, lingering finish.
A tasty partner to a fresh rocket-pesto pasta and salad.
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Vondeling, meaning ‘foundling’, lies on the slopes of the unspoilt and undiscovered Paardeberg Mountain. It was granted to Olof Bergh in 1704, and a three-centuries-old winemaking tradition began. Today, an environmentally sensitive approach to farming and minimal intervention during the winemaking process ensure wine with a distinct fingerprint of origin. Vineyards run off the South-facing slopes of the Paardeberg and the decomposed granite soil, along with habitual afternoon South Westerly winds, give their wines a vibrancy in an otherwise warm climate area.
Made predominantly from Chenin blanc, picked from a single block of old vines (planted in 1987). Their age and low yield ensure consistent quality and concentration, which is why it forms the backbone of this blend. The fullness of the Chenin is tempered by the verve and high aromatics of the Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne.
Named in honour of Babiana Noctiflora, which is a rare species of fynbos found only on the Paardeberg Mountain. It has a delicate yellow flower which releases its scent in the evenings to attract an extremely rare moth for pollination.