Wolftrap White 2011
South Africa, $15
David Platter is the Robert Parker Jr., James Suckling and Stephen Tanzer of South Africa. Being lauded by his eponymous tome, Platter’s South African Wine Guide, is the crown jewel of vindom, so when Boekenhoutskoolf’s (the front runner for the winery with the most fun name to say) Wolftrap White recently snagged the “Superquaffer of the Year” award, I immediately sourced out a bottle. The red Wolftrap has been one of the perennial under-$20 stars in our market, but I confess that I had missed the white’s arrival (though it’s truly a case of better late than never). The Viognier (57%) Chenin Blanc (32%) and Grenache Blanc (11%) blend has the lovely fruit blossoms you’d expect but an acidic balance, zip and long finish that belie it’s under $15 price tag. And it would go amazing with gravlax. Or on its own. Or frankly on your breakfast cereal.