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Rall Grenache Blanc '17

Western Cape

Rall Grenache Blanc '17

This is one of my absolute favorite expressions of Grenache Blanc from anywhere in the world.

It just happens to be from own-rooted bush vines grown in Pieknierskloof in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Produced by one of South Africa’s most exciting young producers, Donovan Rall, whom we just hosted a tasting with last evening. Grenache Blanc hasn't existed in South Africa for a long time, and you can count on one hand the number of producers who work with it. 

Donovan has a truly adept touch with the varietal. Part of the juice is left on its skins for a week in old oak barrels. The other part, fermented in concrete eggs. 

2017 was an extraordinarly dry vintage, with the size of the grapes reduced, there was more concentration and grip than its predecessor. The results are worth the effort. Gorgeous nose with big saline notes, citrus, plum and flowers. This has medium weight, but yet is carried by its beautiful acidity. 

Honestly, this is an insane value. So please don't miss it, it won't be around very long.

Perman

South Africa

Details

Producer Rall Wines
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Grenache Blanc

Acidity

3 / 5

Tannin

1 / 5

Body

3 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

2 / 5

Funky

2 / 5

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