Chenin Blanc, Pilgrim Wines, Voor Paardeberg, South Africa
2019 Vintage | 100% Chenin Blanc
Well-known Winemaker Henry Kotzé (former Morgenster and now at the iconic Mulderbosch) carefully crafts the wines for owner and Viticulturist wife Riëtte Kotzé’s Pilgrim Wines brand. Abcon has been working with Mulderbosch Wines for decades, and we are grateful to be able to bring this stunning wine to Ontario.
This is one of Tim Atkin's "Voor-Paardeberg beauties worth hunting out".
This wine is characterized by flavours of stone fruit such as apricot, peach and pear. Some barrel-influenced aromas are also prevalent, such as cream, vanilla, some toffee and caramel.
Due to a skin-fermented portion of the harvest, the wine has notes of orange marmalade and lemon blossom.
It has a volume on the mouthfeel, almost ethereal in the sense that as much as it feels weighty and full, it ends with a wonderful mineral salinity that is light and vibrant, leaving you wanting more.
Will cellar nicely.
'The Arborist' Syrah blend, Vina Robles, Paso Robles, California
2019 Vintage | 45% Syrah, 40% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache, 5% Tannat
A caretaker of trees, The Arborist pays homage to the iconic Paso Robles oaks. This estate blend is made mainly of varieties grown in the Huerhuero Vineyard, located directly behind their winery in the rolling hills of Paso Robles. Warm afternoons and cool evening breezes shepherd the grapes to perfect ripeness.
Through their partnership with One Tree Planted, Vina Robles plants trees with a portion of the proceeds from every bottle of The Arborist sold.
Dark cherry notes, plum, chocolate, spice and fine tobacco aromas. Medium-bodied palate, flavours of dark stone fruit, fleshy-textured tannins and a smooth satisfying finish.
Case of 6: $226.86, bottle deposits & HST included. Delivery included within our Local Zone, 32km radius from downtown Toronto.