Case of Naude Old Vines Langpad Colombard
Our Old Vines Colombard was grown on a 35-year-old vine in the Vredendal-area, on the West Coast of South Africa. The farm lies about 35km from the ocean, resulting in a kelp-y, sea-spray finish. We were amazed at how classically this cultivar can present itself, beginning with a gorgeous white crisp peach and pear on the nose, and finishing with that saline salty freshness.
The resulting wine is beautifully balanced and precise. True to its origins, it is understated and classical with a fine linear textural focus. However, the palate is focused and bright, bristling with excitement owing to the prominent acidity. The long, saline finish will keep you coming back for more, but we recommend that you try and keep a few bottles back for ageing.
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