Soils rich in limestone and broken mountain rock on De Wetshof’s site-specific vineyards allow this wine to emit optimum varietal expression. An unwooded wine, Bon Vallon has a brisk and clean freshness leading into a wide spectrum of classic flavors including citrus, wild flowers and grilled nuts, with a nuanced minerality on the aftertaste.
The succulent palate structure makes this an ideal food wine, superb with oysters, cream based pasta dishes, light curries as well as roast port and veal dishes.
Toasty aroams of grilled apple, peach and honeycomb lead the way on the nose of this attractive wine, though with some restraint and overall balance, thanks to supporting acidity and ripe, juicy fruit flavors on the palate. Notes of sweet orange oil and ginger-peach tea grace the medium-length finish. This has weight but remains focused and juicy, with fresh acidity giving the peach, apricot, ginger and pear notes spine through the deftly toasted finish.