Anysbos – Overberg
In 2007 Johan and Sue Heyns bought two pieces of land that would become Anysbos, inviting Marelise Niemann to make their wines.. The remains of a stone cottage became their home and the old mule shed, offices and a tasting room. They built dams and roads and planted olive trees. Twenty two thousand of them. In 2012 they planted their first dryland bush vines of Grenache Noir. Since then they have added Shiraz, Cinsault, Chenin Blanc, and more Rhône varieties: Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Watching things grow was just a bit slow for Joburgers so they started making goat’s milk cheese. They sell their handmade cheeses to shops and restaurants in the Overberg and the offspring of their goat mothers to other breeders locally and neighbouring countries. The Disdit 2017 is a Chenin Blanc 61%, Roussanne 21% and Grenache Blanc 18% blend fermented with natural yeasts and aged 10 months in old oak barrels. Wonderfully opulent and expressive from the first pour and overflowing with aromatic notes of tangerine, sweet pineapple pastille and green apple peel. So voluptuous, generous and fleshy with superb textural balance, impressive fruit concentration and a singing blood orange and mango flesh finish! Very impressive. Greg Sherwood MW The Grenache 2017 has a super complex and expressive nose that is very precise, detailed and perfumed with notes of cherry confit, botanicals, vermouth spice and a striking line of blood orange and pomegranate spice. The balance and weight is super fine, concentrated and harmonious, quite discreet and feminine in its own kind of way. If this is the quality Marelise has achieved with her maiden Anysbos vintages, it makes the mind boggle at the end game potential. Really delicious!