Fairies in the Garden, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc Blend
“This wine is beautiful from its stunning label to the floral aromatics. It can suitably be described as pretty. But don’t be deceived by that, it is a pretty serious wine.”
Listen to Spencer’s notes on this wine.
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About the Wine
This wine is beautiful from its stunning label to the floral aromatics. It can suitably be described as pretty. But don’t be deceived by that, it is a pretty serious wine. Chris Groenewald, the man behind it, is a proper wine man. His day job has been operating some of the coolest wine bars in Cape Town and his passion for wine is unparalleled. It goes without saying that the wine he makes for himself will be top shelf stuff. The wine is made with minimal intervention and the Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer are made exactly in the same. It is mostly Gewurtz hence the aromatics but the 20% sav blanc adds a lovely acidity and vibrancy to the wine.
The story behind the name is perhaps what is most endearing about this wine. It is a reminder that we should not take ourselves too seriously and it’s cool to be a kid again and dream of fairies in the garden. Which is exactly what the aramotics of the wine fermenting in the cellar did to Chris when he was making it, it smelt like Turkish delight and gingerbread and reminded him of the fairytales we listened to when we were young. I think the label paints that picture beautifully.
Elegant and pretty floral notes with Turkish delight and candied fruit prominent. On the palate there is a lovely grippiness that gives some extra bite to the texture, which is quite mouth filling. The wine is held together by a refreshing acidity that balances out the aromatics. The finish is long and dry with subtle hints of rose water. This wine will work wonders with Asian cuisine, I could smash this with a Thai Red Curry.