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Restless River Wanderlust Piquette 2021

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Country
south africa
Region
hemel-en-aarde
Type
SPARKLING
Producer
RESTLESS RIVER
Grape
chardonnay, pinot-noir, pinotage
Alcohol
7%
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N.B - the wine is bottled on its lees. We recommend storing the bottle upright in the fridge for at least 24 hours after receiving, to allow the lees to settle and minimise the risk of losing some of the bottle on opening. Open slowly and carefully and enjoy!


Tasting Notes

Now here's something different! The Wanderlust project allows vigneron Craig to flex his creative muscles, creating a different wine each vintage, never to be repeated again. And the 2021 - well, it's not quite a wine, but a piquette, a lightly fizzy, lowish alcohol drink traditionally enjoyed by vineyard workers and small subsistence winegrowing families. Produced by soaking pressed grape skins in water then pressed again, allowed to ferment and bottled during fermentation to retain a light spritz. Restless River's is produced from the pomace of their Le Luc Pinot and Ava Chardonnay Marie Chardonnay, and it's a delight - rhubarb fizz, raspberry cooler, blackcurrant and gentle herbal tones. Drink this instead of beer. So refreshing, so good! N.B - the wine is bottled on its lees. We recommend storing the bottle upright in the fridge for at least 24 hours after receiving, to allow the lees to settle and minimise the risk of losing some of the bottle on opening. Open slowly and carefully and enjoy!

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Restless River is a rising star which has quietly achieved cult-status for its brilliant, Burgundian-style Chardonnay and ultra-elegant Cabernet Sauvignon. Launched in 2012 by Craig Wessels, who, alongside his successful career in digital production, also raced motorbikes and flew helicopters around the Cape, along with his ex-model wife Anne, their farm is located in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. It's home to some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay vines in the region (planted in 1998). At Restless River, things are done in an unhurried way, with great dedication and attention to detail. Almost all their production is done by hand, resulting in limited quantities of each wine, and demand far exceeding supply. The Wanderlust project allows Craig Wessels to flex his creative muscles – the wine changes every year, inspired by the lesser-known, the unconventional and the long-forgotten. The wines are distinctive, one off, and never repeated.

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