Name: The Emily
Maker: Longridge Wine Estate in Cape Winelands near Stellenbosch, South Africa
Style: Chardonnay (96%)/Pinot Noir (4%)
WHAT’S THE FLAVOR: Crisp citrus on the nose, pick up on the richness of pinot noir on the end. Well-balanced acidity between the blend of white and red.
AROMA: Bright. Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and other citrus.
WOULD TASTE BEST WITH: Its light yet robust flavor would pair well with a variety of dishes during cold months, like a kale salad topped with goat cheese, salmon entree or even a butternut squash soup.
OVERALL: When drinking wine from Baobab, you can drink your wine and feel good about it too! They follow organic practices in the production of grapes for their wines, meaning no herbicides or chemical sprays are utilized.
FINAL COMMENTS: While it may not be every day you find a blend of Chardonnay with a hint of Pinot Noir, The Emily is a great, versatile choice. Its bright, clean flavor makes it easy to enjoy on its own or with any flavorful dish this winter season as warmer months are on the horizon.
BEHIND THE NAME: The Emily wine is dedicated to Emily Hobhouse, a humanitarian and pacifist that visited South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Hobhouse, British born, visited concentration camps in South Africa in December 1900. Once she returned to London, she organized a women’s protest in June 1900 to express opposition against the actions of the British Army in South Africa and expose the conditions of the concentration camps. She founded the South African Women and Children Distress fund to collect money and supplies for families affected by the war, later returning to personally distribute those supplies. The Emily serves as a tribute to Hobhouse’s courage and women everywhere, fiercely fighting for equality and their beliefs.
The Emily is available for purchase at Boulder Wine Merchant, Summit Wine and Spirits and select retailers restaurants across Colorado. For more information, visit BaobabWines.com.