Haarlem to Hope 2017
producer B Vintners
style Dry White
origin Stellenbosch, South Africa
Haarlem To Hope is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Semillon; Muscat d’ Frontignan and Muscat d’ Alexandrie.The varieties were brought to the Cape, by the early Dutch settlers. They are part of the cornerstones of grape growing in the Cape of Good Hope, more than three centuries they have been cultivated, by the colourful people of our vibrant land. The wine is a celebration of 350 years of heritage, in a land of hope.
A concentration of bright fruit on the nose that follows through onto the palate, that creates tension and excitement all at once. Nectarine, pear and melon are given depth by touches of spice, lemongrass and ginger, while hints of floral and scrub enhances a further dimension. Time in older oak, with close lees contact, has helped to give the wine breadth and depth on the palate and keeps the focus with a saline and savoury linger.
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ageing potential 5 to 10 years
blend information 64% Chenin Blanc; 28% Semillon; 4% Muscat d’ Frontignan and 4% Muscat d’ Alexandrie
food suggestions Peri-peri pork belly / Whole grilled yellowtail and ratatouille / Crispy artichoke
2015 Scored 92 points by Neal Martin (August 2018)
2016 Scored 91 points by James Suckling (July 2018)
2014 Scored 94 points by Jamie Goode from Wine Anorak
2014 Scored 91 points by Neil Martin from Wine Advocate
2015 Scored 90 points by James Molesworth from Wine Spectator
2015 Scored 92 points Neil Martin from Wine Advocate
2016 Scored 90 points by Tim Atkin – South Africa Report
2016 Scored 95 points by Christiaan Eedes – Winemag
2016 Rated Five Star in John Platter Guide