Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers
  • Rall; White; 2019; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 500 - 6 000

About this Item

White, 2019
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. Today his wines have a cult following and sell on allocation around the world.

Critics Ratings

'An exotic blend of 68% Chenin Blanc, 28% Verdelho and 4% Viognier, the fruit for this wine was sourced from a number of soil types before being fermented with indigenous yeasts and then aged for 10 months in old French oak. The nose on this blend suggests a lot but simultaneously gives little away boasting a complex but understated melange of green pears, yellow grapefruit, green apple and tangerine pith. The palate is fabulously steely and linear, taut and precise with real structure and focused purity but also an impressively harmonious balance and textural finesse that you only normally experience on the greatest white vintages of Grand Cru Burgundy. South Africa is indeed blessed to possess the raw materials (and winemaking talent) to create incredible wines like this for an absolute steal. Drink a bottle or two on release after an hours decant and cellar the rest for a good 5 to 8+ years.' - Greg Sherwood MW, 97+/100 (Feb 2021)

'A Chenin-led blend (68%) mostly from a Paardeberg vineyard planted in 1970, aged in used barriques, along with 28% Verdelho and 4% Viognier, both matured in 500-litre barrels. Incredible purity and vibrancy from first nose to long, persistent finish, with the zippy, linear acidity assuring its long ageing. A crisp green apple bite moves through generous nutty pears, pithy lemon, orange blossom and a sappy, saline minerality. A real beauty!' - Tina Gellie,, 97/100 (Apr 2021)

‘Generosity of warm Swartland, freshness of cooler Stellenbosch combine in complex 2019. Chenin and Verdelho (68/28) with drop Viognier deliver aromatic breadth; ripe stonefruit, earthy tones and floral nuance; limy, greengage zest enhance tension, texture and long sweet-fruit finish. Memorable. Wholebunch, older-oak ferment and ageing, 10% of Chenin in concrete.’ - Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2021, 5* (96 pts)

'Showing its highest-ever levels of acidity, this brilliant blend uses fruit from seven vineyards and is a cuvée of mostly Chenin Blanc with 28% Verdelho and 4% Viognier. Floral, leesy and complex with wonderful harmony and palate depth, notes of aniseed, pear and beeswax and racy minerality. One of the Cape's best blended whites. 2021-29.' - Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 96/100

'Pale gold. Complex nose with seriously fresh acidity and a nose that really could be described as a bouquet of floral aromas. Plus the tang of true, old-vine Chenin Blanc and the promise of a long life. Seems underpriced for the probity of intention and promise of ageability. It would seem a shame to drink this before 2021 and possibly even before 2022. Some fashionable light bitterness on the end.' - Jancis Robinson MW,, 17/20 (Sept 2020)


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