- Man Family Wines Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Product #29090 (In Stock)
The brothers-in-law who make MAN wines grow most of the Sauvignon Blanc for this wine in high-altitude vineyards of the Agter-Paarl sub-region of South Africa’s Stellenbosch. Strong winds blow through the vineyards most every day, leading to the name “Warrelwind” (or Whirlwind in English). And there’s certainly a Warrelwind of aroma and flavor in this delicious South African Sauvignon Blanc!
Big, fruity, aromas of red grapefruit, berry, and green apple jump from the glass with just the right touch of Sauvignon’s signature fresh cut grass for complexity. The flavors are wildly complex – Ruby Red grapefruit, green apple, honeydew melon, and a touch of something tropical take center stage with savory accents of lime peel and fresh grass. A touch of Semillon (10%) and regular lees stirring gives this a bit of extra body and rounds off Sauvignon’s rough edges, but the finish is juicy, mouthwatering, and fresh. A good deal more sophistication and complexity than you’d expect for this fine value price!
"The 2014 Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc has a clean and fresh bouquet that leans more towards the tropical rather than herbaceous spectrum of aromas. The palate is well balanced with citrus lemon, grapefruit and touches of peach towards the focused finish. Good quality at a great price."Wine Advocate 88 points
- Man Family Wines Chardonnay Padstal 2014 Product #29215 (In Stock)
As Robert Parker said reviewing Man’s last releases, “This winery has some fabulous values and should be high on the shopping lists of frugal consumers.” The 2014 Chardonnay is a delight, bursting with cut apple, pear, pineapple and lime zest aromas and flavors with a very light touch of honeysuckle and cream. Even with all the boisterous fruit, this is crisp, clean, and dry with a savory touch of smoke on the finish. The secret here is fantastic fruit fermented in tank, with about 15% spending time in new American oak barrels for 4 months to season them before they’re used for reds. You won’t taste “oak,” but the time in wood gives this snappy Chardonnay a bit more depth than you find in all tank examples. Great with all kinds of food and also as a solo sipper. A Chardonnay even a Sauvignon Blanc drinker will love!