2021 Cape White Maanschijn
|Chenin Blanc, Muscat d'Alexandrie, Sauv Blanc, Sémillon
Douglas Mylrea and Paul Hoogwerf use grapes from four vineyards in different parts of Walker Bay to produce this intriguing, finely judged medley of Sauvignon Blanc with 33% Chenin Blanc, 22% Semillon and 1% Muscat d'Alexandrie. Quince, pear, clementine and lemon zest flavours are framed by nuanced oak and a twist of aromatic spices. Drinking range: 2022 - 2026 Rating: 93 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Sept 2022)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles of wine (or 9 litre equivalent) or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine or Fortified (4.5 litres) to get the discounted 'case price' for each bottle.
Doug Mylrea and Paul Hoogwerf are school friends who went on to study winemaking together at the University of Stellenbosch. From here they each headed off around the globe to hone their viticultural and winemaking skills - crossing paths once again at Chapoutier in the Northern Rhône.
It soon became clear they had a shared vision, and so set to work on making their dream come to life. As a base they took advantage of a beautifully charming, but unbelievably tiny old building, down on the lagoon in the heart of the Walker Bay region. Here Maanschijn was born, named after the huge peak 'The Maanschynkop' that towers over their very humble winery.
The old cottage sits on a small plot of land that had been in Doug's family for generations, at the foot of the mountains and right on the water's edge. They have a vineyard here, just over a Hectare of vines, where they work organically and grow Sauvignon Blanc. The wonderful fruit from this plot underpins their Herbarium White.
Doug and Paul's aim at Maanschijn is to capture the essence of the Walker Bay zone in 2 wines - their Herbarium Red and Herbarium White. Using a broad mix of traditional 'ancient' South African Cultivars; the two blends are made up from different plots across the region. One taste and you are transported immediately to this stunning part of South Africa between the sea and the mountains. Clever stuff and such a joy to drink.
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