What a fabulous wine label and artisan range from Fairview wines. This Bloemcool Groendruif (Semillon) of extremely small production is only R170 a bottle. They have even used past bottles and hand-made labels that has real cauliflower seeds embedded in it! So once the bottle is finished, simply plant it and watch it grow!
The Bloemcool Groendruif story:
In 1693, the first vineyards were planted at the top of Bloemkoolfontein farm, today known as Fairview. Over the years they replanted vines that suited the soils. Behind closed cellar doors, and with access to handpicked parcels and rare varieties, their winemakers’ have had the freedom to push the boundaries and refine their craft. The result is Bloemcool.
Groendruif, directly translated from Afrikaans, means ‘green grape’. However, during the 70s and 80s, South African
farmers would adopt their own names for certain grape varieties, with Sémillon being dubbed Groendruif, thanks to its fresh nose of interesting vegetal note such as artichokes.
A golden-green hue in colour, this wine awakens the olfactory senses, with some classic Semillon notes of sweet peas and fresh green herbs, coupled with whipped egg whites and hints of oak on the nose. That lovely fresh sweet pea flavour comes through again on the palate. This is an unusual, complex wine that deserves contemplation.