Lindi Carien, Lourens Family Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa 2019

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Lourens Family Wines

We are delighted to be able to introduce you to this range from a young winemaker who is very quickly establishing himself at the forefront of the South Africa scene.
Franco Lourens has served his apprenticeship as assistant winemaker to the highly-regarded Chris Alheit while simultaneously establishing his Lourens Family Wines project. From his base in Hermanus, he works with a series of growers to source the best fruit from sites of unique interest before a vinification process that involves indigenous yeasts, very light filtration and omits fining. The results are a spectacular selection of wines that we believe re-affirm Franco’s commitment to his key mantra – “Wines need to be interesting!” We certainly agree!

Lindi Carien 2019

Franco first produced this wine, honouring his wife, in 2015. The blend is made up of 50% Chenin Blanc, 42% Verdelho and 8% Grenache Blanc, matured for 10 months across a combination of old French barrels and amphorae. The nose is pretty and enticing, with aromatics of pear, peach and citrus plus hints of dried herbs. This leads to a wonderfully elegant palate, with a dense core of fruit balanced with bright acidity before a long, smooth, moreish finish.