Next door to Zorgvliet on the Helshoogte Pass that winds round the eastern face of the Simonsberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Franschoek is a tiny estate by the name of Vuurberg, pronounced FEER-berg. Just two wines , a red and a white, are made by the talented Donovan Rall, who worked with Miles Mossop at Tokara and Eben Sadie before striking out on his own. These are gloriously compelling wines from a brilliant young winemaker exploring the Cape’s old vines. Donovan is very much amongst the current crop of young Cape winemakers being closely followed by the UK press.
Vuurberg White, Western Cape
An epic, delightful blend from the ever inventive Donovan Rall, Vuurberg White 2011 is actually quite dumb initially but rewards a night open in the fridge to really show off. It is positively packed with rich, bright, fresh stone fruit and minerality and keeps on giving with a core of stoney acidity and a relentless finish.
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