Subtle on the nose with notes of almond skin, fennel and even a little jasmine, all this follows on the palate with a bright natural acidity and a teasing top note of grassy fennel, almond nuttiness and the residual salinity you might expect from this grape coming the old dry grown vineyard. A nice one to sip and savour as you discover it's charms.
Simply cooked fish dishes, scallops or an asparagus and lemon risotto.
"Palomino is a grape mostly associated with Sherry, but here Strange Kompanjie have crafted a very enjoyable, zesty, dry white. It has some interestingly floral and herbaceous aromas and the typical salty edge you might expect from the grape. I'd enjoy this with fishcakes."
On the plateau of Piekenierskloof there exists some extraordinary bush. Old and forgotten vines amongst a high rolling landscape of rye-grass and rooibos. Amongst these are old plantings of Grenache Noir, Chenin Blanc and, here and there, Palomino. Strange Kompanjie has isolated one such block for a teeny release of old vine Palomino, planted in 1977.
Strange Kompanjie Unlimited are champions of unfashionable grapes and styles and aim to discover and deliver fun, quality wines that are a little out of the ordinary.