Lammershoek, Lam, White, Paardeberg, WO Swartland, South Africa, 2012, 10.5% abv.

This was an awesome South African addition to The Drinking Group‘s afternoon get together.Lam

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%).TDG

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.

Thanks, Peter…

 

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