Soil: Ferricrete (koffieklip)
This is a petillant naturel made from Mourvedre – a variety that Jurgen is working with more and more (fans of the Kedungu have already tasted the rewards of this shift).
Jurgen on the label (Intellego labels are ALWAYS ‘interesting’):
“Mila is my wife’s niece and her bubbly personality as a 2.5 year old struck me when they stayed with us pre wedding. Apart from hearing my wife complain about my style her brother calling “Hey Mila” was something I heard often and it grew on me.”
Super low volumes here sadly.
Jurgen Gouws started Intellego in 2009 while he was working with Craig Hawkins in the Swartland. He is still based on the Paardeberg, making the wines at Annexkloof.
He leases (and farms) blocks, and works with engaged growers to produce the best possible fruit using organic practices for Intellego.
Jurgen is globally recognised as one of the key players in the natural wine movement in South Africa.
In recent years the Intellego (meaning “understand” in Latin) wines have improved dramatically. They had always been exhilerating wines of drama and tension, but the last few vintages have shown a level of detail and finesse that was perhaps missing earlier on.
In our opinion Intellego produces some of the most exciting wine in the country.