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The Foundry Viognier 2019

Medium Bodied White
Size: 75cl
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The ongoing success of the wine, I believe, has something to do with the fact that the profile is not obviously varietal, but something more complex and mineral. From the start, it has always maintained more restrained and muted style, developing often Chenin-like nuances as it ages in bottle, and displays none of the floral, perfumed trait so often associated with the grape.
Cork / Cork Type
Cork / Cork Type
Cheese & Pate
Cheese & Pate
Chicken, Pork & Lamb
Chicken, Pork & Lamb
Duck & Goose
Duck & Goose
Fish & Seafood
Fish & Seafood
Medium Bodied White
Medium Bodied White
Dry Sweetness
Dry Sweetness
At a Glance

ABV: 13%

Country: South Africa, Stellenbosch

Closure: Cork / Cork Type

Enjoy With: Cheese & Pate, Chicken, Pork & Lamb, Duck & Goose, Fish & Seafood

Wine Style: Medium Bodied White

Grape: Viognier

Vintage: 2019

Sweetness: Dry

The Foundry was conceived over a kitchen table in Camps Bay some twenty years ago. It just so happens that Chris Williams also responsible for making some of the best wine in the Cape.

This was something that was immediately vindicated when the maiden Foundry 2001 Syrah was awarded a five star rating (one of only 17 for the year) in the 2004 John Platter Guide.

James spent his apprenticeship under Georgio dalla Cia at Meerlust and did a ‘stage’ in Pomerol with Michel Rolland before, in 1999, leaving to set himself up as a consultant. During this period, he took on the challenge of winemaker at Delaire in Stellenbosch, but when Giorgio finally announced his retirement, the Myburghs invited Chris to return to Meerlust as Cellarmaster. He took up the post in time for the 2004 vintage. Apparently, during this period, his mail was still being delivered to the farm, such were his emotional connection to the estate. The condition of his return to Meerlust was that The Foundry could continue unhindered so, after three nomadic vintages, the project secured a more permanent home.

The partnership with Meerlust came to a close at the end of 2019, when, in his 49th year, he announced that he was leaving Meerlust to concentrate on The Foundry full time.

The Foundry has a new and permanent home in the Paardeberg at Staart, the farm that the Reid family bought in the late 2000’s. Apart from planting vines, there is also an existing, if rustic cellar. It’s where Eben Sadie made the first vintage of Columella in 2000. There are plans to bring the cellar up to 21st century standards over the next couple of years.


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