Bonnievale Wines has launched a premium range of wines, The River Collection, which is inspired by the Breede River Valley it calls home. Bonnievale Wines is renowned as a leading producer and exporter of quality wines.
‘The river is the reason for our existence. It’s the core and heartbeat of our wines,’ says Bonnievale CEO, John Barnardt.
The River Collection will eventually comprise a diverse range and currently includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and dry Cinsault Rosé. Reds will be added when the 2017 vintage is released later this year.
The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is medium-bodied, fresh and crisp with a slight flinty undertone. Tropical notes with a hint of herbs show on the nose and reflect on the palate too. It is an ideal partner to seafood and sushi.
The River Collection Chardonnay 2018 is a rounded, delicate wine with subtle aromas of oak, citrus, and peach. On the palate are tones of dried fruit. It can be enjoyed on its own or with hearty curries, creamy pasta, and salads.
The River Collection Chenin Blanc 2018 is a classic example of the variety. It’s crisp and bright with floral and fruity aromas that are pleasantly amplified on the palate. It is satisfying when savoured by itself or served with full-flavoured white meat dishes.
The River Collection Cinsault Rosé 2018 is made in the crisp, dry style of Southern France. The result is a light, aromatic and refreshing wine that pairs exceptionally well with seafood and crisp garden salads.
The River Collection wines available are currently being sold from the cellar door for R57 each. They will be available soon at leading retailers countrywide.
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