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Paarl

Vondeling Monsonia 2016

75cl

Vondeling Monsonia 2016

£16.43
£16.43
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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2016
Appellation:Paarl (Coastal Region, South Africa)
Winery: Vondeling
Volume: 75cl
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
The Vondeling Monsonia 2016 (£16.43) of Vondeling: a red wine from Paarl that contains grapes of 2016 and presents an alcohol content of 14%. Drinks&Co users reviewed this red wine with 4 of 5 points.

Description of Vondeling Monsonia 2016

Vondeling Monsonia 2016

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: The wine has a vibrant ruby ​​red with a touch of purple.
  • Nose: The nose is refined opulence personified. Bright violets are infused with dark fruit with just a touch of earth and wood smoke. Abound sweet, rich spice clove, nutmeg and subtle aromatic cilantro.
  • Mouth: The palate is alive with red berries and has a wealth of chocolate with hints of wild herbs. The wine has a full viscous texture and a lingering finish.

APPELLATION: Paarl.

VINEYARD: Vondeling Wines.

GRAPES: 67% Shiraz, 21% Mourvedre, Carignan 8%, 4% Grenache.

AGEING: it is allowed to mature for 16 months wine before a final selection of barrel, blending and bottling.

PREPARATION: The clusters partially destemmed, but not crushed, and fermentation of whole berries is carried out in open tank fermentation. an initial period of two days of soaking in cold is applied before fermentation begins wild yeast. After fermentation, the wine press in a traditional basket press boutique size. All the wine is transferred directly to the barrel where malolactic fermentation takes place.

PAIRING: Well paired with a boned leg of lamb, roasted on the grill over a hot bed of coal or a hearty pork belly simmered with root vegetables and tomatoes.

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-14 ° C

ALCOHOL: 14%

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4 /5

Welcome to the Voor-Paardeberg; a Western Cape wine region that has all the charm of an undiscovered country landscape, yet is easily accessible, approximately 45 minutes' drive from Cape Town. The Vondeling vineyards run off the South-facing slopes of the Paardeberg Mountain where the decomposed granite soil, along with habitual afternoon South Westerly winds, give their wines a vibrancy in an otherwise warm climate area. The first vintage of Vondeling wines made from their own grapes was in 2005; there are now approximately 100 hectares of vineyard, mostly planted to Mediterranean varietals. The older vineyards, which include Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1983 and Chenin Blanc in 1986, have come into perfect balance over the years and provide some of Vondeling's most valuable fruit which is turned into wines with a unique 'fingerprint' of origin from minimal intervention during the winemaking process.

The flower was named after Lady Anne Monson, the great grandchild of King Charles II. Controversially, her first marriage was dissolved, due to the birth of an illegitimate child but she soon remarried Colonel George Monson of the Indian Military. She was known as a "remarkable lady botanist" and was instrumental in translating Linnaeus's famous "Philosophia Botanica". On her way to Calcutta, she visited the Cape of Good Hope and accompanied seasoned collector of South African plants, Carl Peter Thunberg, on several expeditions around the Cape. In 1774, he named the Monsonia species of plants after her.

The wine has a vibrant ruby red colour with a dash of purple. The nose is refined opulence personified. Bright violets are infused with dark fruit with just a hint of earth and wood smoke. Sweet spices abound, rich in cloves, subtle nutmeg and aromatic coriander. The palate is alive with redberry fruit and has a chocolaty richness with undertones of wild herbs. The wine has a full, viscous texture and a lingering finish.

Food Matches: Rare roast beef, beef stews, oxtail, pork belly, venison, wild boar.
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4 /5

Vondeling Monsonia (previous vintages were called Erica) is named after Monsonia Speciosa, a species of fynbos (vegetation type occurring in the Western Cape region of South Africa) that is endemic to the Paardeberg mountain, the home of Vondeling.  You will get plums, blackcurrant, cinnamon, cloves and cocoa on the nose. This super wine from Vondeling is elegant and balanced on the palate with fine tannins.

Food Matches: Rare roast beef, beef stews, oxtail, pork belly, venison, wild boar.
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4 /5

- The wine has a vibrant ruby red colour with a dash of purple.
- The nose is refined opulence personified. Bright violets are infused with dark fruit with just a hint of earth and wood smoke. Sweet spices abound, rich in cloves, subtle nutmeg and aromatic coriander.
- The palate is alive with redberry fruit and has a chocolaty richness with undertones of wild herbs.
- The wine has a full, viscous texture and a lingering finish.
- Well paired with a de-boned leg of lamb, barbequed over hot coals or hearty, slow-cooked pork belly with root vegetables and tomatoes.
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