For Winemaker Corlea Fourie, winemaking is a careful balancing act between nurturing the soil, the vines and the wines; and exploring new and better ways of doing things in order to create something special, but with the same standard of excellence we have come to trust.
A light amber gold. Complex dried, waxy orange peel, marzipan with secondary fruit characters. Instead of simply tasting fruit or flowers this wine tastes of bruised apple, pot pourri and candied peel.
For the uninitiated orange wine isn’t made of citrus. It describes the colour of the wine which is caused by skin contact with the grapes. The grapes are fermented for 4 weeks on skins before basket pressing and storing in new Russian Oak.
Fides is a shining example of this tightrope twirl. It is a naturally fermented, skin macerated white wine which is orange in colour due to the time spent on the skins and pips. This is a 6000 year old tradition that originates in Georgia and Northern Italy, but is currently bang on trend globally.
This wine, made from Grenache Blanc, is a rich and robust wine with complex texture and flavour, and next-level fruit maturation.