Monk Fish – White
|The Wine:||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Wine of Origin:||Stellenbosch|
Monk Fish Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from DeMorgenzon in Stellenbosch. Fermented and raised in tank, and with just 1,200 bottles produced, it’s a limited one-off release. The message from Rick is ‘Don’t let this one get away’…
The inspiration for the Monk Fish label comes from the work of Pierre Belon, a 16th Century French explorer, naturalist and writer. Born in the Auvergne in 1517, like many others from the Renaissance period, he studied and wrote on a range of topics, including ornithology, botany, comparative anatomy and ichthyology (the study of fish). He wrote several scientific works of considerable historical value, notably the Histoire naturelle des estranges poisons (1551) and De aquatilibus (1553), a treatise on fishes and which is where the adaptation of our monk fish-man is drawn. Belon’s life came to an abrupt end when he was assassinated one evening in April 1564 whilst walking through the Bois de Bolougne, close to Paris.