Our Old Vines Colombard was grown on a 35 year old vine in the Vredendal-area, on the West Coast of South Africa. The farm lays about 35km from the ocean, resulting in an amazing Kelpy seaspray finish.
We were amazed at how classic this cultivar can present itself, beginning with a gorgeous white peach and passion fruit on the nose, followed by pears and peaches and finishing with that saline salty freshness.
The resulting wine is beautifully balanced and precise. True to its origins, it is understated and classical with a fine linear textural focus, however the palate is focused and bright, bristling with excitement owing to the prominent acidity. The long, saline finish will keep you coming back for more, but we recommend that you try and keep a few bottles back for ageing.
Old Vines Langpad 2020