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Lot 159

Rall
White, 2014
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
Established in 2008, owner and winemaker Donovan Rall is one of the driving forces behind the South African fine wine revolution. His philosophy is a simple hands-off approach, with each parcel allowed to mature and ferment naturally in order to reflect the character of each vineyard. At the time of this release, Donovan he was working for Stellenbosch’s Vuurberg and leasing part of the barrel cellar at Annex Kloof for Rall wines. Today his wines have a cult following and sell on allocation around the world. 

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'Super, silky, naturally fermented blend Chenin, Verdelho, Chardonnay & Viognier from Swartland & Stellenbosch. 14 has mineral texture & depth, with astounding balance, surreal length of flavour. Supportive older oak & seamless acid spine underlie poise in a salty-tang finish. – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2015, 4.5*

'Rall's 2014 White Blend, made up of Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Verdelho, has a very closed nose that needed considerable aeration before it deigned itself with its presence. Subtle resinous notes, yellow flowers and a hint of dried honey eventually emerges. The palate is fresh and crisp with a light viscous texture, with the acidity perfectly judged and underpinning a subtle passion fruit-tinged finish, which is utterly irresistible and so nuanced. This is another outstanding drop of fermented grape juice from Donovan Rall.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (November 2015), 94/100


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Estimate: R 3 000 - 5 000 

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