Blanc de Mer offers more than it portrays and its Riesling pedigree boasts lots of strong personality. It is an unusual blend from the Cape where Riesling is virtually unknown as a blending partner. The name Blanc de Mer translates to ‘white of the sea’. Inspired by the estate’s close proximity to our coastal town Hermanus where the Southern Right whales come to calve during the months of late winter towards the end of spring.
Typical youthful floral aromas precede a tight, vertically focussed palate. Flinty and mouth-watering acidity slices through delicious bright pineapple and nectar flavors, enlivening the senses. It will take time for the characteristic wet stone and kerosene details of Riesling to develop in the bottle. Effortless drinking qualities make the Blanc de Mer a popular aperitif, however its suitability to fresh seafood is unmatched – think Thai red prawn curry, bouillabaisse or simply oysters.