The practise of artful nonchalance
This is not a wine. This is Rascallion.
With Jon Meinking of the @SAwineShowcase
Ross Sleet, not talking about wine.
Jon Meinking, Ross Sleet & Andre Morgenthal.
Because the truth is that while Ross and his wine consultant wife, Jan, may smile disarmingly, telling everyone to relax and “not take life so seriously”, in the background he has been very serious indeed, carefully crafting a range of wines that couldn’t have been more on trend if they tried. The list of varietals and growing regions is cooler than Post Malone in an ice bath.
But of course, you’re not supposed to know that.
Old vine chenins, pockets of grenache blanc, splashes of roussanne and verdelho, alongside SMG blends from the so hot-right-now Swartland ward of Piekenierskloof… these were not chosen by accident. They are final result of a very savvy team’s hard work, with regards to both what looks good on the label, and what will deliver an accessible profile from both a sensory and economic perspective.
More than mere marketing roulette
This is not a list of stockists
So, don’t be that biped. Don’t make that mistake.
If you’re Cape Town based, head out to Wine Concepts, Vinopronto, or Liquor City on Palmyra.
If you’re already in the winelands, you can find these at The Vineyard Collection on the R44.
Up in Johannesburg, Norman Goodfellows is as reliable as ever, and if you prefer to shop online, visit www.wine.co.za.
All images courtesy of Danie Nel Photography at www.danienel.co.za.