In the press: May 2021
Tina Gellie recently reviewed wines from Greystone and Kaapzicht for Decanter:
2018 Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Greystone, New Zealand (formerly called Barrel Fermented SB) – 91 pts
New to the UK, this is a distinctive and appealing organic Sauvignon that seems more French than Kiwi, with its Loire clones and oak use. Wild yeasts, lees work and malolactic fermentation lend this a rich, creamy nutty profile, given greater complexity and spice tones from barrel fermentation and ageing to join flavours of baked apple, roasted peach and tangy lemon.
With new labelling for the 2019 vintage, see our product page for the updated images, this is now available to order.
2018 Skuinsberg Bushvine Cinsault, Kaapzicht, South Africa – 92 pts
Enticing aromas of fresh ripe raspberries and red cherries are deeper and more compote-like on the palate. The mouthwatering acidity gives a lovely crispness, with fine, chalky tannins also supporting the concentrated fruit weight. Planted to Cinsault in 1991, Skuinsberg means steep slope and many Kaapzicht tractors have fallen victim to its gradient.