South Africa - Western Cape / Aloloko
The Kingpin governs his realm with an absolute authority. Drawn from the shadows by the seductive charms of a well-chosen wine, a relaxed bearing belies his formidable power. In this wine the Kingpin meets his match: a richly fuited smoothe red with oodles of luscious dark berry flavours and just a touch of oaky vanilla.
Verdejo, Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay.
Serve between 6-8 º C
Bright and straw coloured with greenish tints. Complex and subtle on the nose, there are peach and apricot aromas with hints of citrus and smokiness. Rich and mouth-ﬁlling in style, with moreish tropical fruit ﬂavours, nuanced vanilla and nicely balanced acidity.
Ideal as an aperitif but also goes well pasta, paella and all sorts of tapas, especially grilled ﬁsh, smoked hams and cheeses.
The goal was to create a distinctive style of wine by harnessing the qualities of three diﬀerent but complementary grape varieties from several notable winegrowing regions in Spain. Fermentations take place in stainless steel tanks over 20-25 days at maximum temperatures of 15ºC. Once the viniﬁcation process is complete, the wine is left on its lees at low temperature for 2-3 months to develop secondary ﬂavour characteristics. In the case of Chardonnay, the wine remains in French oak barrels for 3 months, with batonnage (stirring the lees) occurring several times a week.
2021 Mundus Vini: Kingpin White