Bizoe Wines was
founded in 2008 by vintner Rikus Neethling, who takes a hands on approach to
his artisanal winemaking. High quality wines are part of his philosophy – “Less
is more” which truly reveals what he believes in.
The Bizoe name is
derived from the French word “Bisous” which means little kiss. Rikus’ first 2
wines, Henrietta and Estalet are named after his mother and his wife
respectively. He also added additional wines under the name Idioglossia – which
means the secret, made-up language of twins in honour of his twin sons.
Despite only being
available in small quantities, Bizoe Wines are in high demand, helped no doubt
by a crop of gold medals and 90+ points from Wine Spectator. Most recently the
2016 Henrietta Semillon Sauvignon Blanc received a stellar 93 points by WineMag
and 92 points by Tim Atkin.
The ‘Bizoe’ range is derived from the French word ‘Bisous’, meaning little kiss, and is the creation of vintner Rikus Neethling. Estalet is named after his wife. A beautiful Shiraz from the Breedekloof valley with sweet fruit and spicy flavours. A wine that will complement any red meat roast or Mediterranean style dish...
The ‘Bizoe’ range is derived from the French word ‘Bisous’,
meaning little kiss, and is the creation of vintner Rikus Neethling. Henrietta
is named after his mum. Harvested in early morning in order to preserve the
natural freshness of the grapes, the wine is then matured on it lees in oak barrels
for seven months. Fresh tropical fruit and orange peel aromas. Delicate and
round on the palate with toasty notes. South African still white wine from
Franschhoek South Africa, made with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
This characterful wine was handcrafted in very limited
quantities from grapes cultivated with care and precision. It has a beautifully
inviting nose of ripe dark fruit, and these blackberry, cherry and plum
flavours persist onto the palate.