La Petite Dauphine
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... since 2007. Alas, this was to be another more "corporate" affair with one of the tasting team rather than the wine maker. Still, I did get a T-shirt!
1. Sauvignon Blanc 2014
23 year old low yielding vines from North West facing slopes. Inoculated and left on lees for two months. No oak.
Pale. Guava and passion fruit on the nose. Soft, fruity (more tropical) and high acidity.
2. Paulina’s Reserve ...
... We set our tent and went to sleep because the next day we wanted to get up early and do what we came for - drink some wine!
Day 1: January 4, 2013
We started our “tour” early in the morning, so we will list the vineyards that we visited with some comments:
Vineyards visited in the morning:
- Simonsig. This is and old vineyard which was the first one to develop the sparkling wines in South Africa. Wine ...
Today we arrived in Stellenbosch via coach bus. We stopped at a monument and winery on the way. We got a tour of the winery and lunch, but couldn't taste wine. For lunch I had a meal called rich, ostrich pie which was really good! And for dessert I had a brandy pudding (like bread pudding ish) with nutty ice cream which was delicious! I also had a cappuccino. We ...
... we were limited to two bottles of wine each that we could bring back to Canada. A pity ...
After trying My Wyn's first three wines, we had already decided on the first three purchases of the day - quite the problem, as this was only our second winery visit of the day, and our quota was already nearly maxed out. Even worse was that after these three, we found the next two offerings also worthy of buying - quite the conundrum, but a ...
... We did a little walk around and then sat down at one of the three tasting pods. In the end we ended up tasting 6 different wines and the glasses were quite generously filled. After a few wines we took a break and moved into the deli and tasted lots and lots of cheese. They were all delicious and even though I had eaten breakfast not that long ago, I found an appetite for these cheeses! We went back to the wine tasting and decided on which bottles to buy. ...