Pas De Nom Creative Batch
The Creative Batch is a wine that gives us the opportunity to explore the vineyards of the greater Western Cape and our winemaker got really wacky with this one!
The 2023 Creative Batch (v4.0) is a blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Colombar, Fernao Pires, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay all treated differently to honour each variety’s individual potential as a wine.
Join us in the journey of discovery by cracking the seal on this creative offering!
Words from our winemaker, Megan:
This wine is all about the journey of discovery. Perhaps, because we travel very far to bring all the parcels together under one roof. Perhaps, because we physically get to explore the Western Cape and the stories told by hidden blocks and their keepers along the way. And perhaps, most importantly, because it takes me on a spiritual, cognitive journey as a winemaker in search of her roots through the preservation of fruit. The Creative Batch has changed massively over the last couple of years, but who hasn’t? At the end of the day, the future favours the adaptable!
The 2023 Creative batch is a mixed-media tapestry woven with threads of courage and restraint. A good measure of courage to try new techniques and the necessary restraint to maintain the integrity of the fruit. The first encounter is an aromatic explosion of sweet and floral terpenes. These upfront aromas of citrus oil, cardamon- and coriander seeds, as well as hints of rosewater, may be a little wacky for your average white, but we went scavenging for them! Behind the veil, layers upon layers of stonefruit and somewhere in the distance – prickly pears and fresh ginger enter too. Lively, pithy and stupendously saline; This vibrant wine is truly one of a kind. And hey, these are just our thoughts and though the power of suggestion is very strong, if you don’t get what we are on about, it doesn’t mean you are wrong! Wine is a sensory experience that is a deeply personal journey guided by your past. So, feel free to reach out and let us know what you think of this glass!