Episode 15 – the wine

Episode 15 – Meet the Ecologist

Technical Information:

Producer: Waverley Hills
The Wine: 100% Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2017
Wine of Origin: Tulbagh
Alcohol: 12%
Bottles: 2,160 bottles

Meet the Ecologist acknowledges the role played by all those vine-hugging, dungaree-wearing, sandal-shod, great-unwashed stereotypes making biological wines. You know the type – the ones with long, unkept beards (and that’s just the women) who can be found in their vines smoking their cover-crop.

This is almost certainly the only organically certified Pinot Grigio to be found in the Cape and a long-way removed from those cheap, industrial examples found north-east of the Apennines.

Rick managed to tease this one tank away from a destiny of being consigned as shelf-fodder for one of South Africa’s leading department stores. It needed to find a different home.

Hopefully, you can help Rick. Perhaps with an introduction to Zac Goldsmith…?