Spice Route Sauvignon Blanc
Charles Back is one of the leaders in the ‘new age of the Swartland’ from the mid 1990s when he purchased a tobacco farm, Klein Amoskuil. Close to Paarl, Darling and Malmesbury, it was found to have the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in the country. I have visited there and it was a special experience walking in this vineyard.
Charles Back, Owner of Spice Route & Charl du Plessis, Winemaker
Since that time, Spice Route as a brand has become known as one which delivers in terms of quality and flavour. And the Klein Amoskuil stands as a beacon of quality in a region better known for its wheat and rolling fynbos hills.
Sauvignon Blanc Grapes in the hands of a harvester
The tobacco sheds were turned into a winery and the rest as they say is history. And Swartland has achieved fame and recognition on its own.
The Spice Route Sauvignon Blanc now contains amongst others, the grapes from this venerable old vineyard.
Klein Amoskuil is not open to the public. Spice Route Wines are available at the Spice Route Destination on the south west facing slopes of the Paarl Mountain on the Suid Agter Paarl Road.
Bottled in a screw capped Burgundy shaped bottle. Pale golden straw in colour. Fabulous aromas of grapefruit skin oil and tropical fruits. Full flavours of desiccated pineapple, piel de sapo melon and crisp citrus. Lingering aftertaste, very satisfying.
My deconstructed sushi – much easier to make
Great as a glass on its own, but it begs for food. Crisp saladings, sushi, sashimi, seared tuna. Click here for my recipe.
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