Green She­been: young and eco-friendly

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODDRINKING -

THE VERY name on the la­bels in­di­cates the na­ture of the en­ter­prise – Green She­been sug­gests that this is a young, eco-friendly, funky op­er­a­tion. Marthi­nus Botha, an avid surfer and event or­gan­iser De Vos Meaker joined forces with Org de Rac es­tate in the Swart­land to bot­tle and of­fer con­sumers four wines, made from cer­ti­fied or­gan­i­cally grown grapes.

Meaker grew up in the Paarl winelands while Botha’s from Her­manus – both have mar­ket­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions and ex­pe­ri­ence, and they seem set for suc­cess.

The wines are ac­ces­si­ble and un­pre­ten­tious and con­sist of a red blend and a cab, both sell­ing at R64, nei­ther of which I have tasted. The 2012 un­wooded chardon­nay (R61) is crisp and fruity while the rose (R56) is made from mer­lot. Look out for the screw­capped bot­tles with a hand and wav­ing fin­gers on the black la­bels.

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