O N E I R I C pronounced Oh!-ne-rik “to dream” is exactly that a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the cool-climate Elgin Valley, the valley is tucked away in the Kogelberg Biosphere in Elgin to be exact. I haven’t been there yet! I have however tasted a few of their wines. In recognition of the families many generations of mining stock, the Pascall’s decided to play on a Copper theme, with each varietal’s label playing on a different copper derivative; from Chalcopyrite/Fools Gold and Malachite to the rich blue of Azurite. The labels are striking and stand out on any wine list. Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted.
Appearance: Aroma: Taste
The golden yellow of the Chalcopyrite, a copper sulphide ore, sets off the warm glow of the Oneiric Chardonnay.A white with texture and an elegant long finish. A Burgundian at heart, this chardonnay boasts beautiful lime, turkish delight, crème brûlée and a light citrus pith.
Delicious nuttiness and aromas of butterscotch and fine oak. Steely minerality indicative of the terroir, with 8 months in 100% New French oak.
Personal Food pairing:
They’re perfect with light and delicate food such as raw and lightly cooked shellfish like crab and prawns, steamed or grilled fish, fish pâtés, fish, chicken or vegetable terrines and pasta or risotto with spring vegetables. They also go well with creamy vegetable soups. If you’re just snacking go for a good cheese pairing, try cow’s milk cheese or any other sour and soft cheeses.