This wine is that perfect combination of freshness and minerals underlined with richness and texture that gives depth and weight to palate. Magical stuff.
In some years Pieter will bottle over 40 wines. Pieter doesnt own vineyards but scours South Africa for the best fruit he can find. Each wine has a story to tell, and I thought this wine is best described in Pieters own words below.
In 2014 I received a phone call from a fellow winemaker. Do you need some Verdelho? he asked. I am always on the lookout for something interesting and Stellenbosch Verdelho fits the bill.
He is the buyer for this little vineyard but the 2014 crop was huge and his tanks were full. I bought what grapes he had left and the wine turned out to be fantastic! So obviously I would love to buy some every year, but the production of a normal year is not high enough to accommodate another buyer. So I became an Aasvol - an Afrikaans word for a vulture - sitting on a pole, watching the vineyard. If something falls off the truck, I pick it up (figuratively speaking of course!). In other words, if it is a high production year, I get some grapes. In 2015 I got nothing, 2016 and 2017 came and went and I was still sitting on the pole - eagerly watching. And then in harvest 2018 it came: the call do you want to make another Aasvol? - 100% Stellenbosch Verdelho.
And here I am again, on the pole - waiting
So thankfully 2021 saw Pieter bottle this wine again for only the third time. And we can see why he wants these grapes.
Great service and excellent wines
Excellent service and excellent wines. I wanted a selection of six wines and asked Peckham Cellars to make the choice for me based on a price range. The wines were all superb and unique in that they were from small suppliers that I personally would have no knowledge of. If you want something different at your next dinner / party then I can't recommend these guys enough.
Super-speedy delivery! My wines arrived safe and sound in fully recyclable packaging. A real bonus. Website has such a great selection it was hard to choose.
I placed my order online from…Melbourne
I placed my order online from Melbourne Australia and the delivery of my birthday gift to a friend in London happened smoothly, quickly and well presented. Big thanks to the team at Peckham Cellars
Nice wine. Easy and efficient
Great for sending to friends as gifts/congratulations. You can include a message with the wine, so ideal really. Fun range of interesting wines.