Naudé White Blend
Ian Naudé started out making Cape White Blends that were ‘a whole-lot greater than the sum of their parts’ at the debut of the noughties. The three circles on the label of his eponymously named White Blend are a ‘sign of perfection’ and symbolise the three varieties he adopts in the blend, namely Chenin, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are sourced from up to a dozen different sites: Chenin from Durbanville, Stellenbosch and Riebeeck, Semillon from Stellenbosch and Durbanville, and Sauvignon Blanc from Durbanville, Elgin, Stellenbosch and Darling. These are age-worthy wines, demonstrated by the time that Ian elects to bring them to his market.