Strange Bru Fernao Pires 2022


Tasting Note

Fernao Pires was planted in South Africa decades ago for production as brandy. Of the last blocks of Fernao left in the Cape this is the oldest at 30-something years old. Originally grown for yield and brandy this Portuguese immigrant certainly found its feet but fell out of favour. Which is where Strange Kompanjie Unlimited come in. "Before we lose ‘em let’s use ‘em." is their philopsophy. All the rock-stars are sniffing around this block now which is good for its future but here is an accessibly-priced expression of the loveliness of the Found before it gets Lost. In Portugal the variety is also known as Maria Gomes, which is strangely sexy in itself. Best drunk in its youth this wine is not for later, it’s definitely Fernao.

A mineral nose of crushed granite, peach kernel and petrichor. On the palate the sandy seam underpins ripe, juicy stonefruit flesh. The wine finishes tight and bright with a clean, lightly floral finish.

Size 75cl

ABV 13%

Closure Screwcap

Allergens Sulphites

Vegetarian/Vegan Vegan

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