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Viognier 94%, Roussanne 6%
Western Cape, South Africa
The name Tamboerskloof means the valley (kloof) of the drums (tamboer). The Dutch settlers immigrated to the Cape in 1652 to farm with fruit and vegetables to supply the Dutch East Indian Company ships on their way. In 2000 Gerard de Villiers, descendant of the original immigrants, and his wife Libby opened Kleinood, which mans small and precios in Africans. This is a boutique winery near Stellenbosch, one of the premium vineyard areas in South Africa, producing small quantities of world class wines.
Pale lemon gold colour, pronounced fragrant floral and peach aromas. On the palate is dry and refreshingly crisp, with rich flavours of apricots, peaches and a creamy texture. Delicious.
Serve chilled it is ideal to accompany seafood and rice dishes, white meat and lightly spiced dishes.
Awards and Press News: Wine Advocate 91 points, John Platter 4 and half stars, Wine Spectator 90 points.