Grape(s): Chenin Blanc
Localization: Coastal Region, Constantia, South Africa
Tasting notes: A crisp, expressive, light-bodied wine. Light straw in appearance. Vibrant aromas of quince, pear and pineapple. On the palate, fresh stone fruit and apple flavors are backed by refreshing acidity, minerality and a full-bodied mouthfeel.
Food pairing: Pairs well with poultry, shellfish and vegetable dishes.
The Domain: "It all started as a simple plan: to make a wine that we’d love to buy. We wanted quality wine that offered excellent value and great packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, perhaps, but enough to motivate us into action. Of course, first we had to come up with a name. To keep peace in the families, we took our wives’ initials (we each have one wife) — that is how we explained to Marie, Anette and Nicky that we were going to be 'busy' most weekends. 'It’s for you!' we told them. And mostly it’s true." —José Conde, Tyrrel Myburgh, and Philip Myburgh
José Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh started making wine together in 2001. They are further supported by a group of dedicated grape growers from the Agter-Paarl region. From the first 300 cases made in a tractor shed, MAN Family Wines has grown to producing over 175,000 cases per year and exporting to 25