Franschhoek boutique wine estate Maison Estate is proud to announce the release of its 2017 Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc and Shiraz Blanc de Noir. Following the success of previous varietals produced by winegrower Antwan Bondesio, the latest vintages are characteristic Maison, full in flavour, well rounded, and as always, rooted in the terroir of Maison.
Harvested from the same single vineyard in the Franschhoek Valley since 2008, the unwooded Chenin Blanc follows the same process year after year - allowing the timing to be fine-tuned to perfection. Fermented in cool, stainless steel, this is a wine that perfectly captures the crisp, citrusy character of the grape.
Says Bondesio: “This is our best Chenin Blanc yet. It’s been a really good season, our grapes reflected the essence of the season, and working with good quality grapes produces beautiful wines.”
Pour a glass of the delightfully delicate Blanc de Noir and be intrigued by its subtle shades of coral. The Blanc de Noir is made purposefully from a predetermined section of Shiraz, resulting in a consistently fresh, flowery nose and a burst of fruity green flavour.
These wines will be the special guest that brings life to any lunch or summer dinner occasion, and will certainly be an apt accompaniment to a meal at the new Chefs Warehouse at Maison. Maison Estate and Chefs Warehouse recently announced an exciting collaboration, and following the success of his first three eateries, Chef Liam Tomlin will open Chefs Warehouse at Maison on 27 November, in the location currently occupied by The Kitchen at Maison.
Maison Estate is owned by Chris Weylandt, founder and owner of Weylandts Home Outfitters. “The art of Good Living,” the core value of Weylandts, is evident on the estate. The beauty of the natural surroundings, the stylish interiors of the tasting room and restaurant, and the passion and precision in the winemaking - all these combine with good food to create a memorable occasion.