Cousins Danie and Hugo are 5th generation growers with prime vineyards in the Swartland, Devon Valley and the very exciting Polkadraai ward in Stellenbosch. Great wine is made in the vineyards and they supply a roll-call of exceptional producers – names like Alheit Vineyards, Crystallum, Raats Family Wines, Thorne & Daughters, Mulderbosch & LeRiche to name but a few. Embodying the drive of the new generation Hugo and Danie decided not only to sell grapes and have other people make great wines from them but to make some wine too. So started Carinus Family Wines using their selection from their 100s hectares to focus on what works in each area.
Carinus Family Vineyards Dancho Luka ‘Padstal Blanc’ Muscat 2018
Muscat de Frontignan froma a Carinus family property in the Polkadraai. On the winemaking front, Lukas put the Muscat through 5 days skin contact -counterbalancing the natural immedaite fruit and florality of the variety with a herbaceous tea-like textural depth and lift. Oriental fruits and tangy sourness provide length and focus.