#201 ‘Fairies in the Garden’ White Blend 2020

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VIDEO CONTENTS INDEX:
00:00 – INTRO
00:15 – WHAT IS POUNDING GRAPE WINES
00:52 – WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
01:10 – WHAT DOES IT SMELL LIKE?
01:40 – WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
02:26 – BUT WHAT’S IN THE WINE?
03:35 – HOW IS THE WINE MADE?
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Pounding Grape is the multi-faceted project of a very busy man called Chris Groenewald. He is currently the South African Champion blind wine taster, who also happens to import a range of wines from France. Chris also puts that uber-palate to good use by exploring and uncovering a collection of exciting emerging winemakers (and some OGs) in South Africa… we’ll definitely be featuring wines from some of the winemakers that he represents.
Finally, when he’s not discovering wines, he also finds time to *make* a few truly fascinating wines here in South Africa. The Fairies in the Garden white blend is probably his most accessible wine in the range, and so it is a worthy introduction for newcomers getting to grips with what he is capable of.
Fairies, as it is affectionately known, is an equal three-part blend of Gewurtztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris, coincidentally sourced from three estates, all of which have featured in the HanDrinksSolo curations previously. The Gewurtz and Riesling are from Altydgedacht, while the Pinot Gris hails from the Winshaw-owned Kleinmoed Farm in Stellenbosch.
👃🏼 Naartjie sherbet, stewed apricots, biltong shavings, 
👄 A lovely grippy palate of salty sea spray, nectarines,  white peaches, and even some ripe oranges.
🔬 ABV 11%. Multi-regional blend of fruit from Durbanville, and Stellenbosch. The Stellenbosch pinot gris spends five days on skins, while the Durbanville gerwurtz and riesling are both destemmed and pressed immediately into tank. Each cultivar is fermented separately, but blended immediately after fermentation to give them time to age together for as long as possible. 
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