Colour: Pale gold with hint of green
Nose: Pear, peach and tropical notes are all prominent on a very generous nose.
Palate: The palate is rich, but still fresh with hints of citrus and litchi. This wine will pair well with most fish or poultry and is an ideal match for spicy curries. Best served chilled. Ready to be enjoyed now with the potential to age further for five years.
Grape Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Aging: Aged on the lees for three months to ensure complexity and longevity.
Awards: Gold – Veritas
Perdeberg’s Vineyard Collection Wines are made from specific vineyard blocks, each with its unique character for its cultivar and terroir. The wines are made in an elegant and new world style that makes the perfect accompaniment to any social occasion.
History of Perdeberg Wines
TASTE THE DISTINCTION OF THE DRY LAND INFLUENCE
Situated at the foothills of the Paardeberg Mountain in Paarl, one of the finest wine-growing areas of the Cape, lies Perdeberg Cellar. The hallmark and most differentiating quality of Perdeberg wines is our predominant use of unirrigated vineyards, termed dry land vines. Overcoming difficult growing conditions, dry land vines yield small berries with concentrated flavour and colour which in turn create superior wines. The winery’s rich history dates back to 1941, when a visionary wine farmer named Jan Rossouw suggested the area’s farmers begin producing their own wine. Perdeberg adopted its distinguishing name from the scores of Cape Mountain zebras that once roamed the Paardeberg area, mistaken for wild horses by local inhabitants.
With a vineyard span of over 3000 hectares, mainly in the Paarl and Swartland regions, Perdeberg benefits from different microclimates and various soil types. The natural variation of weather, soil, drainage and altitude from vineyard to vineyard enables us to produce a wide range of wines with distinct qualities and character. In the cellar, our wines are created through the synergy of art, intuition and science to reveal the best of what has been brought in from the vineyards. We follow a wine estate inspired process including intensive vineyard management, handpicking grapes in small crates, small presses and maturing in barrels, to achieve exceptional quality.