This was an awesome South African addition to The Drinking Group‘s afternoon get together.
The bottle got us all excited just for starters being a Lillet lookalike. Lammershoek dry farms some 40+ year old bush-trained vines on granitic soils. The 2012 vintage was drier than usual, so the vines were especially stressed and the fruit concentrated.
The grapes were 100% whole bunch pressed and no fining was carried out on this wine that was aged in concrete.
A beautiful shade of pale gold, the Lam White has serious aromas of ripe Macintosh apples, apples and apples. The Chenin Blanc (38%) comes shining through, followed by some peachy Viognier (33%) notes with lemon drop and honey (Chardonnay 24%).
A WSET Good plus wine, this is a great wine for light lunches and brunches – or just general imbibing. The alcohol is only 10.5% abv making it super addictive and lovely to drink.