City on a Hill, White 2019 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Swartland
'86% Chenin Blanc, 6% Viognier, 6% Grenache Blanc and 2% Muscat d’Alexandrie. A hint of reduction before pear and white peach with notes of flowers and herbs in the background. The palate is lean with snappy acidity and a pithy finish. Light but still intensely flavoured, this has great energy.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 95/100
'Why aren't there more fans of South African white blends? When they're as good as this cuvée of Chenin Blanc with 14% Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Muscat d'Alexandrie they are some of the Cape's very best wines. Floral, stony and intense, with very mineral, bone-dry Chenin centre stage, surrounded by a supporting chorus of peach and blood orange. Drink 2021-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 94/100
|Blend information||86% Chenin Blanc, 6% Viognier, 6% Grenache Blanc and 2% Muscat d’Alexandrie|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||André Bruyns, assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie, makes wine under his own label called City on a Hill. This project was started in 2015 and his first release was a white blend. He sources grapes from old vineyards and vinifies grapes as naturally as possible, with a focus on site specific wines. In addition to a white blend, André also produces a Red, a Chenin Blanc and Muscat d’Alexandrie wine.|
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