LETHA OELZ CONNECTED WITH INTERNATIONAL WINE EXPERT MICHAEL OLIVIER / South Africa
Letha had the honor to connect with international wine connoisseur and expert Michael Olivier. Mr. Olivier critiqued Tierhoek Grenache Syrah Mourvedre with a Vegetable Stir Fry with Cashews and Toasted Sesame seeds. With the utterly smashable @tierhoekwines GSM. Michael said it was a ‘Such a sappy juicy cherry and berries wine’. Thank you @oelzlethagmail.com_
A display of generosity from @tierhoekwines. Thank you @oelzlethagmail.com_ Can’t wait to get tasting. Watch my website.
All the best Michael Olivier
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Tierhoek was established as a farm in 1886 and is one of the oldest surviving, original Sandveld farms on the West Coast of Africa. This 715ha farm was owned by the Marais family from 1886 to 2001, and is presently owned by Tony and Shelly Sandell.
The Sandells have restored the derelict buildings back into their original Sandveld style, including an old horse mill and horse cart saddlery. A cellar is also being built to accommodate for the 20ha of newly planted vines.
Tierhoek is ideally suited for vineyards. The unique climate, soils and aspect all allow for premium wines that are characterized by intense fruit flavors, backed by subtle mineralogy and fresh acidity.
The flagship is the Chenin Blanc made from low yielding 30 year old trellised vines, which are barrel fermented in French Oak to express the full flavors of this variety, while maintaining complexity and elegance.
Some of these Chenin Blanc grapes are naturally dried off the vine for several weeks then barrel fermented in French Oak to produce Tierhoek straw wine.
Not to be outdone, the Sauvignon Blanc (unwooded) and Grenache Noir are some of the finest examples of their kind in South Africa. All the Tierhoek wines benefit from ageing in the bottle.
Have a fantastic New Year.
Letha (Malan) Oelz (You can contact Letha at: firstname.lastname@example.org… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za/2019/06/23/letha-oelz-connected-with-international-wine-expert-michael-olivier-south-africa/
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