The boys are back in town with a new vintage of their low-intervention, very-easy-to-love Maanschijn Easy, Tiger Grenache Gris 2017. Building on the success of their 2016 maiden vintage, the 2017 is as alternatively delicious and textured as the 2016, however it offers more precision, focus and elegance.
The two winemakers, Paul Hoogwerf and Doug Mylrea, came out with guns blazing at last year’s Young Guns Back to Basics in Cape Town and Joburg to the delight of both Roland and James. Roland views it as one of the most popular wines of the show and describes the reaction to it as ‘extraordinary’. It deviates from the norm and therein lies its appeal.
Maanschijn Easy, Tiger Grenache Gris 2017 – R 245
‘Bruised apple and white tea spice are complemented by a vibrant, lemony acidity and pithy texture that lingers on the palate. These two libertines felt that the 2017 vintage was a rewarding one, blessing them with freshness and acidity which raised the bar and refined the Easy, Tiger Grenache Gris.’ – Jolette Steyn, Wine Cellar (January 2018)
Be on the lookout for their two new offerings that will hit the market soon, namely Kolonel Mostert en die Twee Souties and the Spin Cycle.
The 2017 Kolonel Mostert en die Twee Souties is a red blend crafted from Syrah, Cinsaut and Grenache Noir that is in keeping with their philosophy of ‘freshness, smashability and approachability’. Keeping this new-release company is the 2017 Spin Cycle which is made from Verdelho grapes. The Verdelho variety hails from Portugal and is known as a highly aromatic wine with a naturally high acidity. It has been vinified in a similar fashion as their Easy, Tiger Grenache Gris, and so will show a nice tannic grip and texture on the palate due to some skin contact – overnight maceration on crushed berries as well as the 30% whole bunch fermentation component. Veritable food wines.
If you would like to be notified when these wines arrive at Wine Cellar, let us know.