Donovan Rall is producing some of SA’s most sought-after wines. Besides the stellar AVA single-vineyard wines, the continuous improvement of his signature Rall White and Rall Red is what impresses us. The 2017 Rall Red and 2018 Rall White are his most accomplished blends to date and are must-haves for any Rall fans.
Rall White is one of SA’s most successful white blends. The 2018 Rall White is a fine example of winemaker’s craft. The key to this amazing wine is Donovan’s access to various vineyard parcels in multiple regions which mitigated the impact of the drought. An impressive effort!
“70% Chenin Blanc, 26% Verdelho and 4% Viognier. Matured in old oak barrels of various sizes for 11 months. Some struck match character before pear, peach, citrus and apple plus some leesy character. Rich and very flavourful on the palate with just the right amount of texture, a great line of acidity lending drive. Alcohol: 13%. – Christian Eedes, 96/100
‘As he did in 2017, Donovan Rall made his signature white wine without any Chardonnay, going for a 60/35/5 blend of Chenin Blanc, Verdelho and Viognier from the Swartland and Stellenbosch. Firmly established as one of the best blends in the Cape, it’s still youthful and primary, but has stony reduction, fine lees and a medley of pear, citrus and stone fruit. 2021-26.’ – Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2019, 95/100