Ian Naude Langpad Colombard 2021 South Africa
Only Ian Naude would be brave enough to champion this lowly grape and compel it to stardom. Colombard in South Africa, as in France, is mainly used for the brandy business, and not considered a 'noble' grape. Indeed, the name Langpad means long road in Afrikaans, and it has been a long road for this grape, first planted in the Cape over 350 years ago. In personality, this is Chablis meets trocken riesling via the tightest, briskest Sancerre you can think of. Or, to put it another way: get some oysters in.