Merwida blossoms with Kukumakranka, Waterblommetjie, and Vleivygie, the indigenous wetland flowers that are portrayed on the new Papenkuils range of exceptional wines.
Cape Wine Master Lieza van der Merwe, from the acclaimed Merwida Wines, recently launched these wines that highlight the unique natural heritage of the Breede River wetlands between Rawsonville and Worcester. The Papenkuils range pays homage to the region’s endemic vegetation and the distinctive scenery.
Lieza is a member of the sixth-generation family vintners who continue the tradition of exceptional winemaking with five other family members. The Papenkuils flagship range is another great addition to the existing portfolio of excellent wines.
Papenkuils Waterblommetjie Pinot Grigio
This light-bodied, crisp Pinot Grigio has a light floral perfume of honeysuckle and orange blossom on the nose with gentle notes of lime, lemon, pear, and stone fruit that carry through onto the palate.
It is supported by a gentle acidity and light-bodied mouthfeel.
Papenkuils Kukumakranka Unwooded Chardonnay
This unwooded Chardonnay showcases a fresh, clean, and crisp version of this varietal. It displays prominent aromas of citrus and limes of the nose, as well as hints of pear and peach.
On the palate this unwooded style is clean and well-balanced, with lingering citrus notes.
Papenkuils Vlei Vygie Pinotage Rosé
This rosé boasts a beautiful light pink colour, due to only six hours of skin contact during the winemaking process. On the nose it comes alive with a fresh bouquet of red fruits, strawberries, and candy floss.
These aromas follow through onto the palate where it is supported by a light body and mild acidity.