Bellingham Bernard Series Hand-Picked Viognier 2016
Luminescent gold brushed by youthful green glimmers. Overtly peachy with sumptuous white pear, spice and honeysuckle aromas and flavours that follow through to a richly fruited finish, that while full, is still refreshing and effortlessly woven with well-integrated vanilla and oak spice . This wine is a gourmet delight matching a variety of flavours and textures, particularly spicy fusion food like pork wontons, five-spice beef, honey roast duck or even traditional Cape Malay fragrant curries.
Originally known as ‘Bellinchamp’ (pretty fields), Bellingham begins its story in 1693 when Hollander Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his French Huguenot wife planted the first 1000 vines on the estate.
The new century saw a shift in the Bellingham portfolio and The Maverick range of wines was launched in 2002 – a challenge to convention and custom. Boldly exploring new territories in the fine art of crafting wine, Bellingham has received numerous international awards and acclaim. This generation of Bellingham celebrates the historic momentum that has shaped its wines through time in four chapters that tell the stories behind the gable bound by a golden thread of innovation, ingenuity and foresight.