Van Loveren Retief Reserve Cape White


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Tasting Notes

A full-bodied, well-structured wine. Gentle aromas of honey suckle, lemon peel and guava radiate from the glass and are complimented by soft citrus fruit flavours, honeydew melon, crisp apple and a long elegant finish.


Winemakers’ Notes

The grapes enjoy the warm South African Weather and cool nights and are left on the vines until they have reached full maturity before they are hand harvested and brought to the cellar. The grapes are carefully crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, wine matures in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels until bottling.

The Hennie Retief Snr acquired the farm Goudmyn in 1937 and renamed it in honor of Christina van Loveren, ancestor of his new bride Jean van Zyl. Today van Loveren is South Africa’s largest family owned and operated wine producer. At the helm are the four cousins who are expertly led by Phillip Retief.


Food Suggestions

The wine pairs well with grilled salmon, Caesar salad, roast chicken, and creamy pasta based dishes.