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Wine of the Week – Robertson Winery Gewurtztraminer Special Late Harvest 2014

This lovely 2014 Robertson Winery Gewurtztraminer Special Late Harvest 2014 is rich and smooth with good balance of sugar and acid. Very moderately priced at retail – $10 – it makes a special wine by the glass offering with scents of honeysuckle and rose petals. Robertson points out that it contains both sulfites and milk for those with sensitivities.

The grapes are planted in Karoo soil on well-drained mountain slopes in order to use the prevailing sea breeze to cool the fruit, extend the ripening period and build flavor. The South African winery is located in an old stone church on the Breede River in the Western Cape. The aromatic Gewurtztraminer is a real treat – a not too sweet option with lots to offer.

Wine of the Week – Robertson Winery, Chardonnay 2013

35 contributing individual farms make up Robertson Winery in the southern tip of South Africa, many of them 7th generation wine growers with an estimated 7.5 million vines. Bordered by a mountain and a river, Robertson is known for its Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. This Chard is crisp and perky, balancing lemon-lime fruit and subtle, toasty flavors from French oak. Serve with a variety of foods from spicy Asian fare to seafood, chicken or pork dishes. Vineyards with gravelly soil with clay are planted with Chardonnay. Robertson believes in minimal handling, letting the grapes speak for themselves.