The Curator White Blend is a feat of brilliance. It’s vanishingly rare to find this kind of flavour, balance and freshness in a white at this price. In fact, the only winemaker we know who really nails it is Adi with his Secateurs! But with his Curator white, the bearded birdman of Kalmonsfontein has managed to dial up the value factor another notch to produce what we think has to be the most bargain-tastic white wine on the planet.
Made predominantly from old bush vines grown in granite and slate soils. Chenin blanc makes up the main portion of the blend giving backbone and structure. The spontaneously fermented chardonnay took ages to ferment, resulting in great texture and wacky aromas of dried peaches, apricots and ripe citrus. The Viognier - from Adi's of my favourite growers and vineyards - completes the Swartland canvas adding spice and palate length to an impeccable white blend.
FROM THE PRESS
“The 2019 The Curator White Blend consists of 83% Chenin Blanc, 10% Chardonnay and 7% Viognier. It has an attractive nose featuring tropical notes of passion fruit and guava, maybe a little smudged but generous. The palate is simple but balanced, displaying a touch of spice on the entry, a nice twist of sour lemon counterbalancing the richness of this Chenin Blanc, and then a welcome saltiness on the finish. Fine.”Neal Martin SA Report 2021