The Copper Crew's two new canned wines are a Chenin Blanc and a rosé blend from South Africa
Founded by Theo Gough, Sam Lambson and Oli Purnell, The Copper Crew focuses on sourcing and blending wine from South Africa to be packaged in 250ml cans for 'their lower environmental impact, convenience and moderation of serving size'.
The Copper Crew Chenin Blanc is made with 100% Chenin Blanc fruit from the Western Cape. It shows a bit of reductive character at first, which then blows off to reveal light notes of lemon, pear, blossom and a touch of wild herbs. Refreshing, with just a hint of spritz to it.
The Copper Crew Rosé is also made with fruit from the Western Cape, and it's a Provençal-inspired blend based primarily on Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah, with smaller amounts of Cinsault and Viognier. Very pale, it successfully resembles a light rosé from Provence, with delicate red berry fruit and some citrus flavours.
The wines are all selected and blended by co-founder Lambson, who has an oenology degree from the University of Stellenbosch.
The trio is currently working on two red wines for the new canned range - a lighter expression and a 'bolder' Bordeaux-style blend - that will be released in early October.