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Hermit on the Hill welcomes The White Knight 2009


The White Knight 2009 is the first white wine from the Hermit on the Hill stable.  It is a wine for people who are bad at arithmetic, with two thirds of the blend Sauvignon Blanc, one third Semillon and the rest Muscat Blanc … OK, the Muscat Blanc is just a dash, about 4%, but it definitely does make a difference.

The wine is crisp and fresh with a full mouthfeel and long finish.  A portion of the Sauvignon Blanc was naturally fermented on the stalks in old oak barrels, definitely not your standard way of treating this fickle grape variety.

We are very proud of this wine and the only negative comment we have had so far is that we should have bottled it in magnums as the wine just disappears too fast from a normal 750ml bottle!

We have had some good reviews, including Cathy Marston including it in her list of Top 10 Unusual Wines under R100 and listings include Wine Concepts Newlands and Kloof Street, Vino Pronto, Caroline’s Waterfront, Societi Bistro and the newly launched Café Nood in Claremont.

Lynne and John Ford of Main Ingredient also listed it as one of their “lesser known vinous gems” in the Sunday Times.

Total production of only 200 cases (x 12) so it’s not going to be around for long … get your order in asap.

Hermit on the Hill the White Knight 2009

Cathy Marston describes The Hermit on the Hill The White Knight 2009 as:  “Spicy and lively with a really fun label, this is as off-the-wall as you can get.”  Who are we to disagree …