?Essay? refers to the popular abbreviation for South Africa (SA) as well as implying an ?assemblage? or blending of things to create a whole greater than its parts. Essay Wines consists of two blended wines produced in a Mediterranean style representing the best from the Agter-Paarl area. The vineyards are unirrigated and planted on old Malmesbury shale soils producing wines with distinctive flavor and texture.
This is a medium-bodied white made from South Africa?s classic white variety, Chenin Blanc. The Chenin Blanc gives the wine its fruit salad, guava and melon aromas and a refreshing acidity. Some sur lie on the lees for a few months adds to the complexity and body. A touch of aromatic Viognier complements the fruit structure with some floral hints