City on a Hill White 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Swartland
R265
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Why aren't there more fans of South African white blends?' asks Master of Wine Tim Atkin. We're sure there will be after you taste this cuvée of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Muscat d'Alexandrie. A double 95-pointer from Platter's Guide and Christian Eedes, not to mention the stunning label, what's not to like?
95
PG
'Filigree delicacy belies power of 2019 old-vine chenin, bunch pressed & natural ferment, 15% aged in concrete. Like 2018 (4.5 stars, 93 pts), dabs viognier & muscat but grenache blanc is new. Subtle honeyed stonefruit, vivacious lime & apple crunch. Textured, complex, rich & spicy.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

'86% Chenin Blanc, 6% Viognier, 6% Grenache Blanc and 2% Muscat d’Alexandrie. A hint of reduction before pear and white peach with notes of flowers and herbs in the background. The palate is lean with snappy acidity and a pithy finish. Light but still intensely flavoured, this has great energy.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100

'Why aren't there more fans of South African white blends? When they're as good as this cuvée of Chenin Blanc with 14% Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Muscat d'Alexandrie they are some of the Cape's very best wines. Floral, stony and intense, with very mineral, bone-dry Chenin centre stage, surrounded by a supporting chorus of peach and blood orange. Drink 2021-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100
More Information
Winemaker André Bruyns
Alcohol 13.2%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 86% Chenin Blanc, 6% Viognier, 6% Grenache Blanc and 2% Muscat d’Alexandrie
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Rating PG 95
Producer information André Bruyns, assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie, makes wine under his own label called City on a Hill. This project was started in 2015 and his first release was a white blend. He sources grapes from old vineyards and vinifies grapes as naturally as possible, with a focus on site specific wines. In addition to a white blend, André also produces a Red, a Chenin Blanc and Muscat d’Alexandrie wine.
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