Mainly Chenin blanc in the blend with Rousanne, Viognier and Sémillon. Nose with limes, grapefruit, quince. Wide pallet with ripe fruit aromas and intense fraicheur. Owner Johnathan Grieve employs a 'posse' of ducks, which patrol the vineyard looking for and destroying snails, which eat the vines. The ducks are an eco-friendly way to avoid using harmful chemical poisons to kill pests.
Enjoy with salads, fine fish dishes or delightful as alternative for a Chardonnay as an aperitif.
About the winery:
Avondale is situated at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains in the picturesque Paarl Valley. Owner Johnathan Grieve is pioneering the way forward to sustainable viticulture. The grapes are biodynamically grown and the wines are all organically certified. 'Terra est vita' is their ethos. The result are naturally delicious wines!
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