Meet the Winemaker - Donovan Rall - Rall Wines South Africa
Meet one of South Africa's most talented winemakers - Donovan Rall of Rall Wines
Donovan is truly one of the most respected winemakers in the South African wine industry. He specialises in finding small and old parcels of vineyards, looking for Mediterranean grape varieties in the Swartland and Stellenbosch and vinifying them naturally.
Here he worked on his dream of making unique and natural styled wines under his own label, a small batch range "never more than 1000 cases tops" from some of the oldest vineyards in Swartland and Stellenbosch. He started with Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho and Viognier for a white blend, and Syrah, Mouvedre and Grenache for his red blend, but now also make some single varietals. The winemaking is simple, with each parcel allowed to ferment and mature naturally before blending. The wines are full of character and complexity, mark our words these are future classics.
Tasting includes: Three of Donavan's Whites including his famous blend and single varietal Chenin and Cinsault Blanc, as well as three of his blockbusting red wines - The iconic Rall Red, Syrah and pure Cinsault.