A Song and Dance for Nuy Wines

Words: Dumi Mparutsa

Nestled in the picturesque Nuy River Valley on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson, Nuy Wines has established them as a force to be reckoned with. For the past 54 years, this multi-award winning cellar has maintained their aspiration to steadfastly produce wines of true character while purposefully running a limited operation in order to ensure that every part of the winemaking process is toned to perfection.

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Nuy Wines Chant de Nuit – Song of the Night

A wine worth a swirl and a leisurely taste in the Nuy Wines collection is the Chant de Nuit (Song of the Night). This fresh and fruity white, created from a blend of Chenin Blanc, Colombar, Ferdinand de Lesseps and Irsai Oliver, has quite a story to tell.

The Story of Chant de Nuit

Chant de Nuit was once dubbed Chant de Nuy. The unusual fruity character of the wine is derived from the use of the lesser-known Ferdinand de Lesseps cultivar, a table grape variety. However, it was the inclusion of this cultivar that led to the name change when the Wine and Spirits Board deemed in 1991 that this cultivar indeed made the wine ‘uncertifiable’ and therefore prohibited the use of ‘Nuy’ on the label.

The Nuy team cleverly changed a letter or two and there you have it, a slightly mysterious romantic wine with fresh perfume aromas of pineapple and peaches and a long lingering pleasing aftertaste … and a good story! Don’t hesitate to pair the Chant de Nuit with a variety of spicy foods.

How to get your hands on this wine

Purhcase  Chant de Nuit at R46 per bottle when visiting the tasting room and restaurant, Nuy on the Hill, located at Nuy Wines, on the R60 between Worcester and Robertson, or order from their website.


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