Since her travels in Spain, Marelise has been fascinated by Grenache Noir, or in her own words – “head over heels, utterly and ridiculously in love” – believing it to be South Africa’s most understated grape variety. The fruit for this Grenache Noir is sourced from dry farmed bush vines planted in the Paardeberg on decomposed granite soils. These ancient soils are sandy in texture and allow the vines to root deep into the soils, which imparts a signature elegance and purity in the wine. 30% of the grapes were kept as whole bunches and Marelise employed only manual punch downs. It has delicate aromas of rose, strawberry and fynbos, coupled with bright acidity and a savoury finish.
Jancis Robinson, (14th July 2022) – 17 Points
Light and fresh and very 21st century. Really lovely and appetising. Long with granite freshness.