David Aristargos 2014 750ml
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David Aristargos White Blend 2014

Swartland - Coastal Region - South Africa

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Aristargos is a blend of 35% Chenin Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 20% Clairette Blanche, 15% Viognier and 5% Sémillon. It has a much more nuanced and engaging bouquet than the straight 2014 Chenin Blanc with dried white flowers, honeysuckle and jasmine aromas, though I would have liked a little more intensity. The palate is well balanced with a refined opening of orange peel and fresh pear, quite pithy on the back palate with peach skin and resinous notes on the complex finish. Drink this over the next 4-6 years. This wine is very fine, though the 2013 has the edge.

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Region: Coastal Region

The coastal region of South Africa is a wonderful place for viticulture. With gorgeously long, hot summer days, tempered by brisk oceanic winds, the grapevines can grow healthily, the fruit can ripen fully, and beautiful wines of great character and flavor can be made. For several hundred years now, the coastal region of South Africa has proven itself to be a highly important wine region, capable of supporting many grape varietals, suitable for still, fortified and sparkling wines. Today, the most popular grapes by far are Chenin Blanc, which produces the most recognizable wines of South Africa. However, also popular are many of the Bordeaux varieties of red and white grape, along with relative newcomers, such as Pinotage, which grow exceptionally well in the coastal terroir.

Country: South Africa

Situated on the very tip of the African continent, South Africa has proved itself over three centuries to be an ideal location for producing a wide range of wines. Benefiting from something not dissimilar to a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers complemented by both Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds, the grapes which grow on the valleys, mountainsides and plains of this fascinating country can ripen to their fullest capacity, producing wines packed full of fruity flavors and an array of interesting and enticing aromas. As a former colony, South Africa has long since been home to a range of different nationalities, who each brought something of their wine culture with them. As such, many European grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and others have been given time to flourish in South Africa, allowing the country to develop a diverse group of wine types which are proving increasingly popular around the world.