What’s this then? SKU is a casual band of happy ferments. A circus tent of the Cape’s stranger grapes and blends.We will champion the unfashionable, experiment with the known and express the found before it gets lost. Mistakes are likely, fun certain.Welcome to Strange Kompanjie, a Kultivar Club for the Underdog.
Strange Kompanjie Strange Bru Fernao Pires 2018
Of the last blocks of Fernao left in the Cape this is the oldest at 30-something years old. Originally grown for yield and brandy this Portuguese immigrant certainly found its feet but fell out of favour. Which is where we all come in.. Before we lose ‘em let’s use ‘em. Naturally abundant in gently aromatic, fleshy fruit 2018 in particular focussed the fruit in this Breede River Valley vineyard. All the rock-stars are sniffing around this block now which is good for its future but here is an accessiblypriced expression of the loveliness of the Found before it gets Lost. In Portugal the variety is also known as Maria Gomes, which is strangely sexy in itself. Best drunk in its youth this wine is not for later, it’s definitely Fernao.