Spioenkop 1900 Queen Manthatisi 2018 (per case of 6)

Spioenkop 1900 Queen Manthatisi 2018 (per case of 6)

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The bottle that is Koen Roose's playground - the Sauvignon blend varies per vintage.  For the 2018 vintage this is Sauvignon Blanc with 23% Riesling and 7% Sarah Raal Chenin Blanc. Peach, a definite herbal quality plus a slight smoky note. The palate is flavourful with tangy acidity and a savoury finish – a rather curious wine overall.

Pale lemon straw colour with a straight clean nose of white stone fruit. We smell here on-ripe peach, citrus and grapefruit with some almond flavours from the wood with some undertones of river stone and wet hay with a touch of anise. On the palate, the layered complexity of tropical fruit and an earthiness accent... all this packed in a tight nightdress. A nice acidity that is covered with a little drop of sweetness to make the whole structure of the wine more appealing.

 

Christian Eedes: 93/100 

Alc 13,5% - T/A 7.0 – R/S 3.3 – V/A 0.68 – pH 3.11

The story behind the name: Not part of the Anglo-Boer War, but still a remarkable woman in South-African history. She lived in what is now the Free State and was part of the BaSia people. Still, despite being BaSia and a woman, she managed to rule over the BaTlokwa people with great success. She became a feared military strategist and war general.