Vondeling – Monsonia 2016

£17.95

‘Monsonia’ is named after Monsonia Speciosa, a very rare species of fynbos (vegetation type occurring in the Western Cape region of South Africa) found in the Paardeberg mountain, the home of Vondeling wines.

Country of Origin: South Africa
Growing Region: Paarl
Producer: Vondeling
Grape Varietal: Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Shiraz
Vintage: 2016

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Description

The flower was named after Lady Anne Monson, the great grandchild of King Charles II. Controversially, her first marriage was dissolved, due to the birth of an illegitimate child but she soon remarried Colonel George Monson of the Indian Military. She was known as a “remarkable lady botanist” and was instrumental in translating Linnaeus’s famous “Philosophia Botanica”. On her way to Calcutta, she visited the Cape of Good Hope and accompanied seasoned collector of South African plants, Carl Peter Thunberg, on several expeditions around the Cape. In 1774, he named the Monsonia species of plants after her.

The wine has a vibrant ruby red colour with a dash of purple. The nose is refined opulence personified. Bright violets are infused with dark fruit with just a hint of earth and wood smoke. Sweet spices abound, rich in cloves, subtle nutmeg and aromatic coriander. The palate is alive with redberry fruit and has a chocolaty richness with undertones of wild herbs. The wine has a full, viscous texture and a lingering finish.

Food Matches: Rare roast beef, beef stews, oxtail, pork belly, venison, wild boar.

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ABV

14.00%

Bottle Size

750

Vintage

2016

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