Vondeling, South African Sparkling Wine
21st September 2015
The original Vondeling farm dates back to 1704 with a wine making tradition stretching back over three centuries. Englishman Julian Johnsen, Managing director and co-owner, has been nurturing the 40 hectare vineyards with the five families who have been living and working on Vondeling Farm since 2002.
Vondeling Rurale 2013, makes use of Chardonnay grapes located on a south-west facing slope of the Paardeberg Mountain in South Africa.
The name Rurale is the original name for what was later recognized by the French A.O.C as Mèthode Ancestral. We love the implication that this is an uncomplicated, yet pure expression of both the grape and its origins.
Due to the highly labour-intensive way to produce sparkling wine at Vondeling, only 1200 bottles of the 2013 vintage were produced.
Tasting Notes: Pale straw in colour with tiny bubbles and a fine mousse. Citrus and toasted almond brioche aromas. Dry and creamy with crisp apple and a floral burst.
Food & Wine Pairing: Smoked salmon sandwiches, fennel roasted mountain trout or fresh oysters with a squeeze of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.
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