Young guns

If you have not yet heard, our assistant winemaker Jasper Wickens now also makes two of his own wines on Kalmoesfontein.

Jasper and three other young Swartland Independent members all making wines for themselves while working for other winemakers (David Sadie of Lemburg, Jurgen Gouws at Lammershoek and Johan Meyer at Meerhof) put their wines on taste in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town recently.

Harry Haddon attended and shares some insight (like only Harry can) and tasting notes. He also notes: “Jasper who seems to have picked up some of Adi’s “Ja, we just chuck it in and see what happens” approach, David speaking confidently about a natural approach to winemaking, Johan dauntlessly comparing his Chardonnay to Chablis, and Jurgens simply showing those attending the brilliance of naturally made Swartland Chenin and Syrah, and how they can be made to be delicious right from the start.”

Click here for more, including tasting notes on Jasper’s Kalmoesfontein made Chenin and Red Blend.


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