Two lovely white wines we’d like to share for summer sipping are the Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc 2014, a great reflection of New Zealand’s Malrlborough terrain. Stone fruit and citrus flavors are completed by tropical notes . The wine is 13%ABV and is imported in the U.S. by Pasternak Wine Imports.
The second, from South Africa, lends itself to an after dinner drink thanks to its richness and sweetness. It is the Nederburg 2011 Special Late Harvest. Nederburg has been making wines since 1791 a great heritage. This wine is full of rich dried fruit aromas such as apricot and raisin, acidity and also has more than a few honey notes. It lends itself so savoring and enjoying at the end of the meal. It is a blend of Muscat d’ Frontignan. Chenin Blanc, Weisser Riesling and Gewurtztraminer.
Nederburg Wineshas been making wine since 1791 and is known as having the highest number of five star ratings in Platter’s South African Wine Guide.
It began with a vintner known as “The Anchorman” who planted vines and other crops and built a beautiful manor house, which remains today as an anchor of hospitality.
Over the years, with many different winemakers, it became a prominent source of well crafted wines. Most recently, Razvan Macici has been broadening the line of wines. He calls “precision and heart” the key to his winemaking. This golden wine with tints of green is redolent of mulberry, gooseberry, and slight hints of green fig. Well balanced, it’s herbaceous, with a lingering finish and perfect as a wine by the glass on its own, with appetizers or chicken, veal or non-creamed seafoods.
Nederburg, part of Distill Wines, believes that fine South African wines are “born in the vineyard.” This Chenin Blanc offers tropical notes such as guava along with peach and is fresh and crisp, perfect for summer sipping, with nice acidity. The vines are well sited and nurtured to create distinctive wines. Visit http://www.nederburg.com/za/