The Foundry Viognier 2021 75cl


Tasting Note

The nose is exotic with expressive apricot, spring blossom and creamy citrus nose, but remains elegant and perfumed. These flavours follow through onto the palate which is dense with ripe crushed fresh fruit, succulent juiciness and finishes with a mineral steeliness which makes this wine ideal with food. There is a line of natural acidity running through the wine maintaining freshness and focus.


Established in 2000, The Foundry is the brainchild of Meerlust cellar-master, Chris Williams, in partnership with his long-term buddy, James Reid. Owning no vineyards, The Foundry works closely with a handful of growers across the Cape to secure grapes from sites which are best suited to each of the varieties Chris works with. Until the 2019 vintage, all were vinified, matured and bottled at the Meerlust cellar in Stellenbosch where Chris had been Cellarmaster since 2004. Having resigned his position at the end of 2019, The Foundry has upped-sticks and relocated to Staart in the Voor Paardeberg, the farm owned by the Reid family.

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Country: South Africa | Region: Stellenbosch | Alcohol: TBC | Grapes: Viognier