Palomino Reflektief 2022, Rook en Spieels Wellington, Paarl
Fresh and zesty aromas with notes of almond skin, fennel and even a little jasmine. A bright natural acidity on the palate with a teasing top note of grassy fennel, almond nuttiness and the residual salinity of an old dry grown vineyard. Drink slowly to take all this in.
Works well with simply cooked fish dishes, scallops or fishcakes or an asparagus and lemon risotto.
On the fecund plateau of Piekenierskloof there exists some extraordinary bush. Seemingly petrified stumps punctuate a high rolling landscape of rye-grass and rooibos. Amongst these are old plantings of Grenache Noir, Chenin Blanc and, here and there, Palomino. Rook en Spieels has isolated one such block for a teeny release of old vine Palomino, planted in 1977.