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The Foundry

The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015

The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015 2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 5 Stars (*****) and White Wine of the Year

Tasting Notes

Feb 2018 - Grenache Blanc is closely related to Grenache Noir, the red grape, and is grown widely in the Rhone Valley of France. Typically Grenache Blanc goes into white blends with other Rhone varietals like Rousanne and Viognier and it is unusual to find a straight up bottling of Grenache Blanc but when you do it can be gorgeous. The result here is a delicate and perfumed white that is very subtle with delightful creamy lemon meringue pie notes followed by some tropical fruit characters. This will work nicely with the right food (something with a lemon character, like lemon chicken, fish with a squeeze of lemon, or lemon pasta with capers) or it is also very pleasant on its own.

Food Accompaniments

Lemon chicken, dover sole, pasta prima vera

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

5 Stars (*****) and White Wine of the Year – 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Since 09 from Voor Paardeberg fruit, a SA benchmark. Delicate 15 our White Wine of the Year. Subtle lemon cream, green pineapple & a soupcon of spice. Seamless, bright & pure, with a rounded mouthfeel thanks to judicious oaking (7 months, older French).

Winemaker Notes

These grapes are sourced from our neighbours vineyard at The Foundry’s home farm in Voor Paardeberg and managed by Chris Williams. Grown on Malmesbury shale and decomposed granite, these trellised vines allow us to precisely manage the canopy to enhance fruit, complexity and balance.
A small crop was ripened under the ideal climactic conditions of 2015 and harvested at modest sugar levels but at full flavour ripeness to ensure lower alcohol but brighter acidity and freshness.
The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2015 has lifted floral aromas with hints of lemon cream and white stone fruit. The palate is rich but restrained with focused, pure fruit, minerally mid palate with characteristic rich, fleshy mouthfeel and texture and has a long finish with a citrus tang.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




13.5% alcohol by volume




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