We are happy to announce the completion of the first of our 2015 wines in the cellar. 2014 was a great year for whites, and here is what Peter has to say about these exciting newcomers:
“Firstly, we can safely say that 2015 was a great year for white wines. The wines are rich, yet still retain an element of elegance. They are cultivar correct, and by that I mean that the wines display typical characteristics of the varieties. The outstanding cultivar of 2015 seems to be the Chardonnay, which shows lovely wafts of lemon blossom, citrus peel, and that typical Robertson minerality.
The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is a worthy follower of the 2013 edition. The wine has beautiful grapefruit, lemon grass and citrus notes, whilst the palate tastes almost sweet due to the ripe fruit flavours. We are sure that it will do well in the wine competitions, so let’s hold thumbs.
The third white wine that we make is the Viognier. We have had good success with this wine for the past few years due to picking slightly earlier to get more freshness into the wine. The 2015 Viognier is an example of this, with fresh mineral notes combining with the riper peach and apricot notes of the variety.
So what about 2015 resulted in such good wines? Sun, heat, cold, wind and an absence of rain. All seem to work perfectly in unison this year, but unfortunately it does not work that way every year. Just enjoy it while it lasts!”

Excelsior Chardonnay


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