Anysbos

Anysbos

What a thing of beauty the white blend called Disdit from Bot River property Anysbos as made by Marelise Niemann is turning out to be.’ – Christian Eedes, 97/100

Joining the stellar Anysbos 2020 Disdit white is the maiden-release 2019 Tesame. It’s a unique red that is full of character and finely balanced between freshness and structure. This blend of 43% Grenache, 43% Shiraz and Cinsault is properly dry with great energy and mineral complexity and demands time in the cellar. Sadly, it’s made in minute quantities.

The 2020 Anysbos Disdit is possibly my favourite white so far this year! Now established as one of the Cape’s finest, this Chenin Blanc-dominated blend, with Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Marsanne, is bright and fragrant with amazing aromatics. The fynbos notes add complexity to its beguiling and expressive nose, followed by a juicy palate that is wonderfully balanced and quietly powerful – a special wine! Needless to say, these are both small-batch, limited releases.

Owned by Johan and Sue Heyns, Anysbos is situated in Bot River and is jockeyed by the immensely talented Young-Gun winemakerMarelise Niemann. Together with her own wines, she produces some of the most elegant wines in the Cape. All wines are produced from sustainably farmed vineyards. This is certainly a property to watch!

Tasting notes:

Anysbos, Disdit White 2020
‘What a thing of beauty the white blend called Disdit from Bot River property Anysbos as made by Marelise Niemann is turning out to be. The soon-to-be-released 2020 is a blend of 77% Chenin Blanc, 14% Roussanne, 7% Grenache Blanc and 2% Marsanne. Utterly enticing aromatics of flowers, herbs, lime, lemon, pear, peach plus the smallest hint of leesy reduction precede a palate of complexity, focus and drive – pure fruit and electric acidity, the finish extremely long and savoury. Thrilling to drink.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 97/100

Anysbos, Tesame 2019
‘Disdit is now joined by a red blend called Tesame, the maiden releases being from the 2019 vintage and consisting of 43% Grenache, 43% Syrah and 14% Cinsault. The nose shows red currant, raspberry, dried herbs and white pepper while the palate is light-bodied with fresh acidity and a salty finish. It’s a nicely restrained, understated wine but not as arresting as its counterpart above.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag, 91/100

 

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