Die Waghuis White 2017
Crisp and fresh, yet offering an intriguing complexity and depth of flavour.
VARIETALS: Verdelho 51%, Roussanne 28%,Chenin Blanc 21%
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COLOUR: Deep gold to rich honey with a vivacious green tint.
NOSE: Fresh and aromatic expressing the harmonious integration of these three varieties. Complex aromas of white stone fruit, citrus and baked peach with roasted almond are complemented by undertones of soft wood.
PALATE: Crisp and fresh, yet offering an intriguing complexity and depth of flavour. Hints of minerals and wet-stone combine seamlessly with flavours of pear, citrus and grilled nuts harnessed by a pronounced mouthfeel and creaminess on the finish.
An ideal food wine. Enjoy with roulade of duck with a pate filling, seared tuna or smoked salmon.
The historic Waghuis – or “Guard House” -dates from the 18th century when it was built at the foot of the scenic Piketberg Mountain to serve as a look-out post from which watch was kept over the road between Cape Town and the northern hinterland. Today Die Waghuis is also the name of Org de Rac’s flagship wine.
The vineyards, exclusively planted for the making of Die Waghuis, are set on a south-facing slope in an ascending order with Verdelho at the bottom, Roussanne in the middle and Chenin Blanc on the crest.