“Family, crayfish and a cold glass of Steen (Chenin Blanc) is part of the history that is Donkiesbaai” These wines are part of the Jean Engelbrecht portfolio inspired by the seaside town of his family holiday home for four generations. Grapes for the wines are sourced from Piekenierskloof and Witzenberg areas both with unique terroir.
The grapes for the Donkiesbaai Steen (Chenin Blanc) are produced on the Mouton family farm, De Tol, situated on top of the Piekenierskloof pass. Tropical aromas of peaches, apricots and pineapple are well supported by a fresh lime and melon notes adding a fantastic complexity to this multilayered nose. The wine shows exceptional follow through of the stone fruit and pineapple on the palate with a rich, creamy mouthfeel and an elegant, balanced finish.
Donkiesbaai Pinot Noir
The grapes for this wine come from the highest block of Pinot Noir in the country, right at the top of the Witzenberg mountain range. Rich red cherry and raspberry dominates the initial impression, with a subtle earthy undertone and hints of straw that add complexity to the nose. The red cherry on the nose gives way to riper black cherry on the palate, with subtle spice and a sublime mouthfeel that is truly enjoyable.
A Chenin Blanc straw wine with beautiful aromas of rich, ripe peaches, honeysuckle and fynbos well supported by a dried apricot undertone creating a rich, intriguing nose. Ripe apricots, stewed peaches and subtle rooibos tea come to the fore with a light touch of honeycomb and caramel.