The 2021 Tin Soldier Sémillon (Gris) has a strong following and continues to be one of our favourite orange wines. Skin-fermented, unfiltered, unfined and raised in old oak, it's a real gem and 'full of captivating detail', notes Christian, rating it 95.
The small-batch Paper Kite Sémillon is produced from a vineyard planted in 1963. The 2021 vintage sees the addition of some new Stockinger 500-litre barrels, which add extra texture and weight. We love this unique and compelling interpretation of Sémillon.
The Snakes & Ladders 2021 is among our favourite Sauvignon Blancs – it's a profound rendition of the variety. The 2021 shows immense length and a chalky, savoury character along with ripe blackcurrant, citrus, and layers of flavour. The fruit is from a special terroir, high up on the Citrusdal Mountain, that's home to the likes of Alheit's Makstok and Huilkrans, Botanica's Mary Delany, and the Sadie Family's Skurfberg.
Due to the drought and such low yields for the previous release, there was too little of the Cat's Cradle Swartland Chenin last year. Fortunately, 2021 is back on track and it's possible for us to offer this rare old-vine Chenin again. From two vineyards planted in 1973 and 1979, it's a beautifully poised, typical Swartland Chenin, with a salty, lingering finish.