Trizanne Barnard is prepared to push the boundaries; deciding to focus on Elim to produce her white wines, she went as far south as it is possible to go. Elim is an ancient land, at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, and at the mercy of the prevailing south easterly wind. It is this, the coolest of cool South African climates that Trizanne has realised her ambition to make aromatic, textured, elegant white wines. Latterly she has also developed a wonderful Syrah in this wind ravaged land too. To balance these challenges she also works in Swartzland, the home of the recent South African winemaking renaissance, making reds that are light of touch, vibrant and full of life.
Tasting Note: A youthful punch of red and black fruits on the nose with a delightfully savoury touch of black olive. That continues on the harmonious and well-weighted palate. A youthful, solid and (most importantly) delicious wine.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (2013)
Syrah (85%), Grenache (15%)