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Clairette Blanche Stellenbosch White Blend

9.033 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
White Blend
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Luscious and textured. 33 Year Old vines and probably the most recently planted Clairette Blanche vineyard in Stellenbosch.

Luscious and textured. 33 Year Old vines and probably the most recently planted Clairette Blanche vineyard in Stellenbosch.

May 7th, 2019
Amer S. Ahmed

Ordinarily a blending grape, this white clairette has been made into something special in the hands of a South African producer. This is the only plot that is left in South Africa. Very restrained nose, and more a wine of texture and thought than fruit. Lime curd, basil leaf, ginger on a textured palate influenced by much skin contact. Very refreshing salinity

Ordinarily a blending grape, this white clairette has been made into something special in the hands of a South African producer. This is the only plot that is left in South Africa. Very restrained nose, and more a wine of texture and thought than fruit. Lime curd, basil leaf, ginger on a textured palate influenced by much skin contact. Very refreshing salinity

Sep 28th, 2017
Stanislav Lobanov

16/20 (88/100) «Оранжевый» стиль. Аромат яблок, консервированных ананасов, лимонного мармелада и овощного рассола. Довольно тельное с ощутимыми танинами. Аккуратно сделано, во вкусе летучка не ощущается. Очень неплохо.

16/20 (88/100) «Оранжевый» стиль. Аромат яблок, консервированных ананасов, лимонного мармелада и овощного рассола. Довольно тельное с ощутимыми танинами. Аккуратно сделано, во вкусе летучка не ощущается. Очень неплохо.

May 13th, 2019
Adam Gäfvert

Mkt säregen. Gräsig, zest, blött papper, ciggfimp, bittermandel. Bra syra.

Mkt säregen. Gräsig, zest, blött papper, ciggfimp, bittermandel. Bra syra.

Sep 28th, 2018
Shawn Thompson

Celebrating Father’s Day with my first Clairette Blanche. Beautiful honey golden colour, hazy and unfiltered. Nose is caramelized honey & apples, slightly floral. Well balanced with just enough acidity to keep it interesting. The palate is a bit funky with flavours of quince, baked pineapple and blue cheese. Truly remarkable. Paired with bbq chicken thighs, grilled scallions and arugula salad with strawberries.

Celebrating Father’s Day with my first Clairette Blanche. Beautiful honey golden colour, hazy and unfiltered. Nose is caramelized honey & apples, slightly floral. Well balanced with just enough acidity to keep it interesting. The palate is a bit funky with flavours of quince, baked pineapple and blue cheese. Truly remarkable. Paired with bbq chicken thighs, grilled scallions and arugula salad with strawberries.

Jun 18th, 2018
Michael Piaker

23 September 2017. Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, New York, NY.

23 September 2017. Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, New York, NY.

Sep 24th, 2017
Matthew Elkins

Very cheesy and funky. Really fun to drink but need to be in the mood for it.

Very cheesy and funky. Really fun to drink but need to be in the mood for it.

Feb 3rd, 2017
Ethan Fries

Awesome!

Awesome!

Jan 9th, 2017
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen KC

Fascinating wine. More Alpine than Rhone in balance. Weight without excessive alcohol (some skin contact). Expressive minerality, nicely balanced - if not high - acidity, delicious fruit. Thanks for sharing @Aaron Meeker

Fascinating wine. More Alpine than Rhone in balance. Weight without excessive alcohol (some skin contact). Expressive minerality, nicely balanced - if not high - acidity, delicious fruit. Thanks for sharing @Aaron Meeker

May 15th, 2016
Louise Perold

Delish!!

Delish!!

Feb 7th, 2016