Bright, tangy, textural with a gently fleshy thing, Fernao Pires was planted in ZA decades ago for production as brandy. Strange Bru (the weird brother in Afrikaans) celebrates the charms of a Portuguese cultivar finding its feet in a foreign field. A mineral nose of crushed granite, peach kernel and petrichor. On the palate the sandy seam underpins ripe, juicy stonefruit flesh. The wine finishes tight and bright with a grapey, lightly floral finish.
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