Strydom Stellenbosch Artisan Winery that stands for family, strength, tenacity, reaching for the stars and pursuing excellence in winemaking and life
I recently received two bottles of Strydom Wines from their introduction range, the Retro and Freshman. Before we get into the wines...here's a little background information about Strydom.
Rianie's Passion for wine, vineyards and soil started from a very young age and she went on to study and achieve a B.Sc in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Stellenbosch and eventually went on to be the first woman to become a member of the Cape Winemakers.
Strydom currently has five wines in their portfolio the Retro and Freshman and then their artisan range Deniele (Chenin Blanc), Rock Star (Syrah) and Rex (Cabernet Sauvignon).
50% Napier Sauvignon Blanc (Napier fruit gives the wine the acidity and minerality)
50% Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Stellenbosch fruit gives the wine the broader mouthfeel and tropical fruit sweetness on the nose and palate).
Nose Melon, Guava and gooseberries.
The palate reflects them tropical nose notes.
A wine to celebrate fresh starts and new journeys, pair with an African sunset or Al fresco lunch.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
Nose Juicy ripe black cherries, raspberries, liquorice, prunes and raisins
Medium bodied wine bursting with red fruit and enticing mouthwatering acidity, a bit of alcohol heat of finish (had some serious legs, and I felt the effects of alcohol after one glass which is rare for me).
Definitely, a wine to be SHARED with friends around a fire pit, at a braai, or huddling around a toasty fireplace with your loved ones
I really enjoyed my first induction into the world of Strydom Wines, cannot wait to taste their artisan collection. Strydom will be pouring their wines at the Noordhoek Crush wine festival on the 13th of April, so if you're keen to discover their wines book your ticket here
Cheers wine warriors...till next time