Country: South Africa
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Style: Dry
Producer: Aloe Tree
The fruit for Aloe Tree hails from the increasingly fashionable west coast of the Cape. Cool nights and sea breezes combine to extend the growing season, resulting in perfectly balanced, ripe grapes. The iconic Aloe Tree image is sure to be familiar to anyone who has travelled widely through the Cape and is an important part of the biodiversity which South Africa is famous for. The characteristic silhouette provides a backdrop to one of the most spectacular wine regions in the world where wines grow in harmony with the thousands of plant species that make up the Cape Floral Kingdom.
The premium fruit comes from soils are weathered shale to sandy loam, with a Mediterranean climate. Yield levels are limited by winter pruning and by removing shoots and leaving two or three shoots per spur during early spring.
This is a vibrant wine full of the grassy, kiwi fruit from the Colombard combined with the lemony notes from the Sauvignon.
Avocado and prawn salad or grilled chicken.