Ahrens White Black


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Producer: Albert Ahrens
Vintage: 2016
Alcohol: 13.5%

Colour: Pale Yellow
Nose: Citrus, Peach
Palate: Minerality, Long Finish

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Albert Ahrens, a dab hand at the pizza oven and like many of the Cape’s new generation an engaging raconteur, was the winemaker at Lammershoek at the birth of the Swartland Revolution, culminating in the Ahrens Family Wines. He’s driving as much as 45,000km per year between vineyards, tenaciously accessing some of the finest fruit in the Cape, then making the wines his small cellar at Wildepaardejacht south of Paarl, a serene spot beneath the Du Toitskloof mountains. Then there’s his MCC, under the separate House of GM & Ahrens label and cellared in Franschhoek, further adding to the odometer. His are what Albert describes as “address specific wines”, where the unique characteristics of where the grapes are grown matters more than the identity of the grapes themselves. Production volumes are tiny, maybe one to three thousand bottles of each wine, sometimes just a few hundred.

This Voor-Paardeberg white is lean and clean with loads of minerality with yellow fruit nuances. Being a warm climate the wine has lower yet well balanced acidity and ages incredibly well. Medium to light body and pallet weight relative to whites in general. Medium-bodied, peach and citrus fruit, layer upon layer upon layer of texture and flavour, wet stone mineral coolness and very long on the finish


Pairs well with pate, roast chicken, pork, veal, cream sauces, spicy flavours, Asian cuisine and with a vast array of different soft and hard cheeses.

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