Wine Club

June 01, 2019

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Club Wines - June 2019

DELUXE CASE

Pairs With

Seafood or Cheese

Lourens Family Wines - Lindi Carien

Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Rousanne & Chenin Blanc

Verdelho comes from a 21 year old block and is the oldest Verdelho block in South Africa, according to Sawis.

Franco, assistant to Chris Alheit of Alheit Vineyards, made this wine so that he could make some extra money to buy his then fiancé an engagement ring. He therefore named his wine in honour of his now ever supporting wife Lindi Carien Lourens.

Aromas of pear, white peach and citrus with a light, fresh flavour. Long finish./p>

Pairs with

Thai curry, seafood that has a tomato based sauce

Seven Springs Sauvignon Blanc

Concentrated yet a medium body, soft acidity and a clean, refreshing palate interlaced with flavours of green apple, kiwi and grapefruit. The bouquet has floral notes of elderflower and aromas of gooseberry, litchi and grapefruit. Slight hints of green pepper and fig.

Pairs With

Spicy or curry dishes

Babylonstoren Viognier

Fresh peaches with dried apricot and blossom aromas. The wood contributes to depth, although not strongly noticeable. The mouth-feel is round and creamy from the 30% well integrated French oak (7 months). A floral nose and lime zest finish complete the perfect balance.

Pairs with

Slow cooked lamb stew with rich tomato herb and garlic sauce, green haricots and grilled polenta.

Holden Manz Vernissage

Cabernet Sauvignon 38%, Syrah 35%, Merlot 27%

A beautiful collaboration of the typical characteristics of the three cultivars, the nose is showing lots of red berry flavours and black fruit originating from the Cabernet Sauvignon as well as upfront spice and dark cherries from the Syrah and plum from the Merlot. This wine has beautiful ripe, soft and mellowing tannins with good balance and a soft lingering finish. Spice, tobacco and cassis flavours are prominent. Balanced acidity and vibrant flavours compliment this elegant wine.

Pairs With

Smoked pork belly or a mildly spicy Indian vegetable curry.

Creative Block 3

Shiraz 91%, Mourvèdre 6 %, Viognier 3%

Deep ruby red with a purple rim. Subtle perfumed notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry, pomegranate and mulberry are followed by spicy flavours of black pepper and coriander. The silky, rich mid-palate is complemented with concentrated fruit and dense, silky tannins.

Pairs With

Rack of lamb, oxtail and succulent lamb shank.

Babylonstoren Babel

25% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, 9.5% Merlot, 9.5% Cabernet Franc and 8% Pinotage

Intense red colour. Pencil shavings and sweet tobacco with mulberry, cherries and dark chocolate on the nose. A balanced fusion of dark red berry and chocolate flavours with a soft mouthfeel and juicy, lingering finish.

CLASSIC CASE

Pairs With

On its own, or with oysters, sushi and other delicate seafood dishes.

Laborie Blanc de Blancs

100% Chardonnay

Aromas of green apple and citrus. Hints of lime are accompanied by aromas of toasted bread and hazelnut. The palate is creamy, round and textured with an explosive acidity and lasting, elegant finish.

Pairs with

Chicken, seafood or salads

KWV Vinecrafter Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp, citrus notes. Perfect for summer.

Pairs With

Chicken Supreme, Shrimp Risotto

 

Lionhound White Blend

Sauvignon Blanc/Viognier

An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.

Pairs With

Shepherd's Pie/Lamb chops

Del Pedegral Merlot

Vibrant red in the glass. With a nose of redcurrants and strawberries. The palate is surprisingly spiced for a merlot, with a sharpness balancing the red berry fruit woven through an intense mouth feel.

Pairs with

Burgers or Moussaka

Lionhound Cabernet Sauvignon

Upfront notes of mulberry, mint and plum with a hint of leather and wood spice run seamlessly onto a juicy midpalate and long finish.

Pairs With

Slow cooked beef stew

Hathersage Cabernet Sauvignon

A complex bouquet dominated by aromatic ripe berries with underlying earthy notes. On the palate the wine is full bodied, supported by elegant structured tannins that give way to a lingering finish of pencil shavings and dark chocolate.

May 01, 2019

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Club Wines - May 2019

DELUXE CASE

Pairs With

Asian foods, Pork chops

Black Elephant Vintners Timothy White blend

Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier

The wine was matured for 12 months in a combination of old French oak barrels and stainless steel. The wine has a pale lime colour with a slight golden hue, a fruit forward nose of green apples, pear and quince with hint of ginger and honeycomb. The palate is full and rich with a mineral core and refreshing finish.

Pairs with

Panko crumbed fish, with lemon and a fresh green salad.

Tiki Sauvignon Blanc

100% Marlborough, Upper Wairau Valley.

The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by our winemaker. It was very gently pressed to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and allowed the juice to cold settle. The clear juice was fermented at low temperatures using a range of yeast renowned for their ability to enhance the Sauvignon Blanc aromas. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the acidity and to add palate weight and structure.

Classic tropical fruit and herbal notes have been derived from the careful selection of various areas of our best River Terrace vineyard blocks in the Upper Wairau Valley. The full flavours and tight structure of the palate reflect the intrinsic quality of the Wairau Valley vineyards. The wine has a broad spectrum of flavours, from ripe tropical through gooseberry, which is supported by a refreshing acidity and perfectly balanced residual sugar.

Pairs With

Strong Indian & Asian spices

Oak Valley Stone & Steel Riesling

Pleasing fruit aromas of white peach, litchi and pear. Fruit-forwardness follows on the palate with an abundance of fresh lemon, limes and green apple complimented by good textural viscosity and weight. The linear acidity cleanses the palate, keeping the natural sugars in perfect balance creating a brilliantly refreshing wine that can mature beautifully.

Pairs with

Roast leg of lamb

Black Elephant Vintners Amistad Syrah

The wine was matured for 27 months in a combination of 225, 300 and 500L French oak barrels. 10% new wine was added to the balance which is 5-8 years old.

The wine shows notes of black currant, ribena, dried herbs and cured meats The palate is light and elegant with flavours of cherry, oaksmoke, black fruits and savoury spice. Best served a 16-18°C and will benefit from decanting in the first 3-5 years.

Pairs With

Braised pork, veal or chicken

Kottobos

Grenache/Syrah

The Kottabos series is a project of exploration in the Stellenbosch hills. The sole purpose is to showcase what this unique terroir has to offer.

‘A new-wave Grenache Syrah blend that also happens to be entirely Stellenbosch. A captivating nose of pomegranate, candy floss, earth and spice while the palate is light and fresh yet very flavourful, the tannins fine and supple. Super stuff!"

Pairs With

Tomato based pasta sauces.

Viticcio Chianti Classico 2015

Brilliant ruby red in color, on the nose this wine offers scents of red fruits, plums, and violets. Also evident are notes of blond tobacco, graphite, damp underbrush, and toasty notes. On the palate, it is pleasantly refreshing, with elegant and balanced tannins that leave a long finish of toasted and bitter cacao notes, which come from ageing in wood. Will age well for eight years or more

CLASSIC CASE

Pairs With

Spicy dishes & hard white cheeses

De Kleine Wijn Koop Eekhoring White

Chenin Blanc 78% | Grenache Blanc 10% | Marsanne 9% | Viura 3%

Eekhoring is Afrikaans for "squirrel", and an exciting new collaboration between Red Squirrel Wine and the talented guys behind De Kleine Wijn Koöp in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It's predominantly Chenin Blanc, with an eclectic cocktail of alternative varieties, mostly from the Swartland and from vines up to 38-years-old. The grapes were fermented in a mixture of stainless steel and old oak barrels. It has the hallmarks of the great Chenin-based Cape white blends: a textural, multi-layered, crisp, with floral aromas, some beeswax, then plush stone fruit on the palate, finishing dry and long. Definitely a wine of which you should always have a few bottles squirrelled away!

Pairs with

Spicy dishes

Villiera Jasmine

51% Moscato, 27% Gewurztraminer, 22% Riesling

A floral, slightly spicy white wine which is fresh, light and slightly sweet but complex enough to drink with food

Pairs With

Chicken Supreme, Shrimp Risotto

 

Niel Joubert Chenin Blanc

Almost colourless with bright yellow reflections. Very attractive nose with lost of tropical fruit guava, granadilla and some citrus. Bright and fresh in the mouth with lively action across the palate. All the flavour the nose promised with hint of pineapple and some lemon. Good, brisk acidity gives balance to the ripe tropical flavours. Refreshing finish.

Pairs With

Most red meats especially on the BBQ/Braai

De Kleine Wijn Koop Eekhoring Red Blend

Cinsaut, Syrah, & Pinotage

Eekhoring is Afrikaans for "squirrel". It's a Cape blend of from the Swartland, made in a relatively light-to-medium bodied sort of style. It had a very light press, giving it just enough 'grip', not too much. Think of it like a soft, flavourful minute steak just lightly seared, with a few good cracks of black pepper. Not a shy retiring type, but most certainly a red of the 'session' sort. Only a few thousand bottled produced in this debut vintage.

Pairs with

Roasted Meat and game

La Musa Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

Intense ruby red. Fruity, round and full bodied.

Pairs With

Slow cooked beef stew

Signal Cannon Merlot

Delicate red berry character, some delightfully fine tannin and a wonderfully long, clean finish.

 

March 30, 2019

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Club Wines - April 2019

DELUXE CASE

Pairs With

Thai Curry, Tomato based seafood dishes

Seven Springs Sauvignon Blanc

Flavour-filled and aromatic punch. Concentrated yet a medium body, soft acidity and a clean, refreshing palate interlaced with flavours of green apple, kiwi and grapefruit. The bouquet has floral notes of elderflower and aromas of gooseberry, litchi and grapefruit. Slight hints of green pepper and fig.

I would definitely recommend decanting this wine before drinking as it will aid in opening up the wine and releasing the myriad of aromas and flavours.

Pairs with

Great with fish, poultry, veal, pasta and salads.

Nederberg The Anchorman

This wine is made from Chenin blanc (85%) and Grenache blanc (15%).

The Chenin fruit was sourced from old, low-yielding, dryland bush vines in Wellington and Darling, while the Grenache blanc comes from trellised vines in Franschhoek.

Brilliant with a golden hue, Ripe fruits, especially apricots and nectarines, with floral hints and traces of raisin and spice.Well-balanced, fresh and fruity with a beautiful minerality and an excellent structure.

Pairs With

Roast pork, goats cheese salad.

Black Elephant Vintners The Fox & the Flamingo

A full bodied Rose! 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24hrs skin contact, and 6 months in old French oak.

Bright ruby red in colour, with hints of sweet, tangy citrus, blackcurrant and mango in addition to savoury flavours such as leather, tobacco, and bell pepper. For all of those robust flavours, this rosé is crisp and creamy with balanced acidity and a lingering taste of blood orange and white peaches.

Pairs with

Most beef dishes

Andreas Shiraz

Beautiful deep ruby colour, with slightly pink edge and deep red core. On the nose, round, full with black fruit flavours of black cherries, plums and blueberries. Very expressive. Palate is well balanced with fruits of the forest, spice, black pepper, dark chocolate and coffee. Wine shows well on the finish with good presence of acidity and medium to high tannins, which indicate good longevity. Well-structured with good body.

Pairs With

Lamb, venison or beef fillet

Doolhof Cabernet Sauvignon

Garnet, brick red in colour, with blackberry, pencil shavings, black cherry and some spice on the nose. Medium in body with fine, smooth tannins. The wine is soft and juicy with great length.

Pairs With

Lamb, venison, steak pies

Barton Winemakers Reserve

57% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec

Bordeaux style blend with dense saturated purple colour with violet, chocolate and ripe mulberry aromas followed on the palate by cassis and a hint of almond. This full bodied wine exhibits ripe tannins, exquisite balance and a long subtle velvety finish. Will age with distinction.

CLASSIC CASE

Pairs With

Chicken or pork chops

Lionhound White Blend

Rich, expressive Viognier and low yielding tropical Sauvignon Blanc were hand selected and carefully handled from crush to bottling. The Sauvignon Blanc was fermented in stainless steel tanks and ferment lasted 21 days at 14- 16C whilst the Viognier was barrel fermented.

An upfront, tropical array of juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.

Pairs with

Fish or creamy chicken dishes

Front Row White

Chenin Blanc/Roussanne

A juicy, surprisingly complex wine with intense flavours and aromas of citrus and stone fruit.

Pairs With

Fish or avocado salad

 

Niel Joubert Sauvignon Blanc

 

Gooseberry, green apple and some citrus. Fresh and invigorating.

Pairs With

Most red meats especially on the BBQ/Braai

Fish or creamy chicken dishes

Lionhound Red

Shiraz, Merlot, Mourvedre, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon

An intense, juicy red blend of dark cherries, plum and liquorice with a hint of cigar box and wood spice. The creamy midpalate evolves to a long, savoury finish.

Pairs with

Fish or creamy chicken dishes

Pairs With

Steak

Front Row Red

Shiraz/Mourvedre/Viognier

Mocha and chocolate with dark berry flavours are complimented by spicy undertones; the mouthfeel is soft elegant, with fine length on the finish.
Pairs With

Bobotie, ratatouille and curry

Niel Joubert Pinotage

Smooth berry fruit with hints of banana and herbs leads to a medium-full, spicy palate with impressive balance and richness.

February 19, 2019

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Club Wines - March 2019

DELUXE CASE

Pairs With

Garlic prawns & grilled fish

Black Elephant Vintners Two Dogs, A Peacock & A Horse

The wine is translucent with a bright green hue. The nose is opulent with aromas of passionfruit, pear, lemongrass, litchi and grapefruit The palate is lively and concentrated with flavours of tropical fruits, gooseberry , creamy richness from the extended lees contact and lingering with fresh acidity and minerality.

Pairs with

Salads & fish dishes

Tiki Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Made from a single parcel of fruit that represents both the vineyard and the unique location. Powerful and instantly appealing, the fabulously lifted bouquet shows passionfruit, white stone fruit, mango and lime zest characters. Classic tropical fruit and herbal notes have been derived from the careful selection of various areas of our best River Terrace vineyard blocks in the Upper Wairau Valley The palate is concentrated and delightfully lively and displays excellent depth as well as an abundance of tasty flavours. A classic rendition offering great drinking.

Pairs With

Vegetable dishes, rich fish or cream-based chicken entrées.

KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc

Intense flavours of honeysuckle, apricot and nougat supported by notes of green figs, limes and macadamias. It is truly a polished creation. The creamy and textured palate is complemented by pure fruit, with a clean and vibrant finish.

Pairs with

Lamb or pork roast

David & Nadia Grenache

David & Nadia is a family owned farm in the Swartland. They aim for biological farming and in the cellar they work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. They believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.

Dry-land farmed vines from two Swartland vineyards, one organically certified and planted in deep clay soils, the other sustainably farmed in the granitic slopes of the Paardeberg. The wine shows how the vintage’s power can result in a feminine, delicate, fine and elegant wine. Long maturation on the skins, up to 50% whole bunch fermented, minimum 30 – 50% whole bunches are sorted and then used in the bottom of an open tank. The rest of the grapes are all sorted, destemmed but not crushed and added to the tank on top of the whole bunches. Spontaneous fermentation occurs in the tank and we allow maximum extended skin contact (approximately 4 weeks in total). Grapes are gently pressed and drained to old French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and the wine ages from vintage to vintage.

Pairs With

Serve with chocolate confectioneries, Duck a l'orange, Ostrich and most rich meat dishes.

Doolhof Dark Lady Pinotage

Youthful purple, fresh in colour. A mocha explosion with dark chocolate, rich black fruit, almonds and black cherries on the nose. All these elements follow through adding complexity and depth on the palate. Light to medium body with firm, well integrated tannins. Lovely fruit and wood balance, this wine is made to enjoy young.

Pairs With

Lamb, duck & slightly spicy food

KWV The Mentors Canvas

Shiraz, Mourvedre, Petit Sirah, Tempranillo, Viognier

This multi-dimensional wine shows layered aromas of plums, mulberries and black pepper. On the palate, its concentrated and full-bodied character is rounded off by flavours of cassis and pencil shavings, with sweet powdery tannins.

CLASSIC CASE

Pairs With

Excellent with peri- peri chicken or prawns.

Painted Wolf-The Den Sauvignon Blanc

A soft and full flavoured wine which balances cooler aromas of fynbos, green figs and minerality with warmer region tropical fruit aromas. This Sauvignon has a round textured mouth feel, great balance and fresh supple acidity. The den wines are comfort wines, and this wine delivers just that.

Pairs with

chicken goujons and grilled goats cheese crottin on crisp bruschetta.

Spier Signature Chenin Blanc

Grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed and slightly crushed before pressing and brief contact on the skins. Free run juice settled in the tanks overnight. The following morning the clear settled juice of the individual block selections (some kept separate and some blended) were racked from their lees and inoculated with selected yeast strains. Fermentation was temperature controlled. Maturation occurred on the fine lees for another three months to give extra body and elegance. The wine is not oaked. Pale straw in colour with a greenish hue. This Chenin Blanc is both crisp and fruity with green guava, pear, apple and hints of litchi on the nose. A well-balanced palate and a strong finish.

Pairs With

Roast Chicken & Spicy dishes

 

Doran Ayra

Chenin Blanc/Grenache/Rousanne

 

The wine is a symphony of white pear, bright green apple and orange aromas. A creamy texture follows on the palate with a long lingering finish of peach and honey.

Pairs With

Juicy rump or sirloin steak/p>

Spier Signature Shiraz

Grapes were harvested at 24° balling, gently crushed, de-stemmed and cooled. After two days of cold soaking the juice was fermented until dry in stainless steel tanks at 24°C. Three pump-overs were conducted daily. After fermentation 20% of the wine was matured in French oak barrels for 8-10 months and the remainder matured in stainless steel tanks with French oak staves.Rich ruby red in colour.Flavours of spice and ripe plums on the nose and palate with an undertow of bruléed sugar. Gentle soft tannins and a creamy aftertaste.

Pairs With

Beef or lamb.

Lionhound Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic upfront cassis, dark plum and a hint of mint evolves to notes of cigar box and dried herbs. Firm, ripe tannin, wood spice and minerality lingers on the finish.

Pairs With

Braai meat

Horse Mountain Michele

The softness of the Merlot combined with the structure that the Cabernet Sauvignon adds to the wine, results in an elegant wine with lots of berry and dark mint chocolate flavours.

February 01, 2019

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Club Wines - February 2019

DELUXE CASE

Pairs With

Artichokes and Asparagus.

Seven Springs Sauvignon Blanc

More of a tropical fruit styled wine. On the nose you’ll get aromas of apple, pineapple and peardrops mixed in a wonderful balanced way. The palate has a soft acidity, so little more relaxed than younger Sauvignon blancs, because it tank and bottle aged. The wine is relaxed and approachable, but with a lingering freshness and minerality. Quantity:

Pairs with

Bobotie and Chicken Korma.

Mellasat White Pinotage

The world’s first White Pinotage! Our first vintage of this wine was in 2007.

“The paradox of this wine is that the eye belies the other senses! Making white wine from red grapes using South Africa’s unique Pinotage grape. Whole bunch pressing prevented the juice from obtaining colour from the skins. Barrel fermented and matured for eleven months with lees stirring gives this wine a slightly creamy, nutty character to balance the tropical pineapple fruit and banana flavours.”

Pairs With

Poultry and pork dishes.

Klein Constantia Chardonnay

Bright in colour with flavours of limes and apples on the nose. The palate is medium bodied, well balanced and is lifted by a mineral freshness. Textured in its structure, thewine is rounded off by a long rich finish.

 

Pairs with

Lamb chops or Fillet Steak with pepper sauce

Holden Manz Visonaire

Visionaire is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec plus a dash of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc which makes it the perfect match to grilled red meat, roast lamb and game.

The image on the bottle is on a Roman tile showing Bacchus, the Roman God of Wine. Suitable for vegans & vegetarians

Pairs With

Beef carpaccio or cold meats.

Hathersage Merlot

This wine has a rich deep ruby colour. Velvety tannins support a luscious fruitcake bouquet underlined by spice and sour cherries. On the palate, the wine is full bodied with a lingering nutty finish.

Pairs With

Meat, grilled, roasted, braised or stewed. They are also perfect paired with a wide variety of soft and hard cheese.

Eekhoring Red

Cinsault, Syrah, Pinotage.

Eekhoring is Afrikaans for "squirrel", and an exciting new collaboration between us and the talented guys behind De Kleine Wijn Koöp in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It's a Cape blend made in a relatively light-to-medium bodied sort of style. It had a very light press, giving it just enough 'grip', not too much. Think of it like a soft, flavourful minute steak just lightly seared, with a few good cracks of black pepper. Not a shy retiring type but most certainly a red of the 'session' sort. The ultimate braai red, if you will. Only a few thousand bottled produced in this debut vintage.

CLASSIC CASE

Pairs With

Salads & fish dishes

Lionhound White

Sauvignon Blanc/Viognier

An upfront, tropical array of green guava, juicy white peach, pineapple and orange blossom with a hint of citrus.

Pairs with

Ham, pork & pasta dishes

Barton Pinot Noir Rose

Onion skin in colour with a fruity nose. Soft and elegant with cherries and raspberries on the palate with a prolonged aftertaste.

Pairs With

Roast Chicken & Spicy dishes

 

Eekhoring White

The grapes were fermented in a mixture of stainless steel and old oak barrels. It has the hallmarks of the great Chenin-based Cape white blends: a textural, multi-layered, crisp, with floral aromas, some beeswax, then plush stone fruit on the palate, finishing dry and long.

Pairs With

Beef Stew

Painted Wolf The Den Shiraz

Medium to full bodied with spicy black cherry and black berry fruit, chewy savoury mid palate and evident wood flavors. The wine has a well- rounded mid palate with creamy berry flavours which carry through to the finish of the wine where they are supported by soft tannins.

Pairs With

Beef or lamb.

Barton Merlot

Subtle taste of black berries, plums and a deep earthy taste.

Plums and raspberry with hints of dark/mint chocolate. This wine has an elegant structure making it approachable and ready to drink. A wine for all occasions.

Pairs With

Almost all red meats

Eekhoring Red

Cinsault, Syrah, Pinotage.

Eekhoring is Afrikaans for "squirrel", and an exciting new collaboration between us and the talented guys behind De Kleine Wijn Koöp in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It's a Cape blend made in a relatively light-to-medium bodied sort of style. It had a very light press, giving it just enough 'grip', not too much. Think of it like a soft, flavourful minute steak just lightly seared, with a few good cracks of black pepper. Not a shy retiring type but most certainly a red of the 'session' sort. The ultimate braai red, if you will. Only a few thousand bottled produced in this debut vintage.

January 02, 2019

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Club Wines - January 2019

DELUXE CASE

Pairs With

Seafood, vegetarian dishes or as an apéritif.

Springfield Life from Stone

Flinty, mineral character true to the quartz rock in which it is grown. Monumental human effort was required to plant the vines – implements destroyed, and, in the case of the older vineyards, dynamite deployed. A true expression of the site’s terroir, this wine will drink well now, or can be enjoyed in the next 2-3 years.

Pairs with

Creamy dishes, white fish and risotto. as well as light truffle and blue cheese flavours.

Babylonstoren Chardonnay

Burgundy-style Chardonnay with a fresh, fine-grained nose of quince, lime and vanilla as well as a hint of nuts.

Classy, sleek structure with subtle citrus fruit softened with textured creaminess, vanilla and nutty complexity. Tangy mineral tones with fine intensity and balance; good focus and length with a refreshing finish.

Pairs With

Enjoy with fresh seafood as well as chicken and pasta dishes, vegetables and fresh summer salads.

Nederburg The Young Airhawk

Clear, light green. Layers of gooseberry, green fig, lemon zest and minerality very well integrated with wood. Fresh, crisp and zesty with a creamy texture.

 

Pairs with

Roasts, barbecued steaks, spicy chicken and intensely flavoured pasta dishes.

Nederburg The Motorcycle Marvel

Dark, intense red. An abundance of sweet spice, berries, dates and a hint of tobacco leaf. A rich and intense, full-bodied explosion of red fruit flavours with ripe and silky tannins, and excellent integration of fruit and wood with a hint of spice

Pairs With

Excellent on its own or served with simply flavoured red meat, game and duck dishes.

Alto Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark ruby red. Lead pencil shavings, crushed red fruit and a hint of chocolate dominates the nose. Elegant red fruit flavours on the palate, backed-up by soft, elegant tannins.

Pairs With

Meat, grilled, roasted, braised or stewed. They are also perfect paired with a wide variety of soft and hard cheese.

Lourens Family Vineyards Howard John

43% Cinsault, 43% Carignan, 14% Grenache.

No yeast, acid, enzymes or fining agents added. Wine was matured for 9 months in old French barrels. 100% whole bunch fermented.

Notes of lavender, marzipan, sweet red peppercorns but also violets and dried coriander seeds. While all very floral and lifted, there are also deeper, darker savoury notes of bresaola, cured meats, and red cherry spice. The palate is beautifully balanced and fresh, but shows impressive concentration of flavour. There are layers of sweet pithy red cherries, wild strawberry, sweet peppercorns, and raspberry ripple and the finish is rather enticing with pink stick candy and strawberry bon bons.

CLASSIC CASE

Pairs With

Smoked salmon served with rösti, Spicy Calamari Salad with Chorizo and chilli dressing

Niel Joubert Sauvignon Blanc

Delicate aromas with fresh grass cuttings, hints of lime and nettle.Lively, fruit filled flavours lifted by crisp acidity. Some developing fruit with zesty attraction. Dry, crisp, finish.

Pairs with

Fish and Chips, Pork, Goats cheese

Barton Chenin Blanc

Intense wood aroma with a hint of woodspice. Crisp with moderate acidity and good balance. Honey and pineapple notes accompany light wood tannins and a long finish.

Pairs With

Roast Chicken

 

Front Row White

Chenin Blanc/Roussanne

A juicy, surprisingly complex wine with intense flavours and aromas of citrus and stone fruit.

Pairs With

Excellent on its own or served with simply- flavoured red meat, game and duck dishes.

Alto Rouge

Cabernet Franc (28%) Shiraz (23%) Merlot (22%) Cabernet Sauvignon (21%) and Petit Verdot (6%)

Dark ruby red. Lead pencil shavings, crushed red fruit and a hint of chocolate dominates the nose. Elegant red fruit flavours on the palate, backed-up by soft, elegant tannins. A stylish princely wine with lovely age.

Pairs With

Beef or lamb.

Horse Mountain Michele

A fruit driven blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

Plums and raspberry with hints of dark/mint chocolate. This wine has an elegant structure making it approachable and ready to drink. A wine for all occasions.

Pairs With

Almost all red meats

Painted Wolf The Den Cabernet Sauvignon

A classy medium to full-bodied wine with typical Cab flavours of black currant, brambly fruit, cigar box augmented by toasty oak. The wine has a lovely rich mid-mouth texture, a long, fruit-driven finish with fresh acid and ripe tannins.

December 03, 2018

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Club Wines - December 2018

DELUXE CASE

Pairs With

Chicken or fish dishes.

Hof's Chardonnay Reserve

This clear brilliant Chardonnay has a golden hue showing a welcoming entry of yellow peach and Golden Delicious apple flavours. With hints of caramel and cinnamon, the judicious use of selected French Oak for 10 months does not allow the oak to dominate in any way. Evolving further into papaja fruit flavours, this Chardonnay has a creamy entry on the palate together with a sensation of sweetness, whilst this wine is totally dry. A focussed lively finish extends the fresh lingering aftertaste. Perfectly balanced, finding the sweet-spot between the weight and the freshness of this delightful Chardonnay.

Pairs with

Smoked salmon or trout, avocado dishes

Diemersfontein Chenin Blanc

Rich and ripe unwooded Chenin Blanc with a pale lemon colour, a bouquet of pineapple and passion fruit with a good acidity giving the wine balance and a lingering after taste.

Pairs With

Garlic Prawns, Seafood dishes

Buitenverwachting Maximus

Limited Release

The wine has a pale lemon yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of ripe melons and gooseberries with hints of gooseberries. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish

Pairs With

Juicy & flavoursome red meat dishes.

KWV The Mentors Orchestra

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc.

Modern spiced blend shows aromas of red cherries, black pepper and pencil shavings. Concentrated flavours of violets and cigar box on the palate are supported by a polished tannin, structure and lingering notes of fruit and spice.
Pairs With

Lamb or beef dishes.

Andreas Shiraz

Our wines spend between 12 and 18 months on toasted French and American oak, and we select from the best individual barrels to create the final blend. The result is smooth, full-bodied, top-of-the-range wines in the classic New World style, with characteristic peppery, spicy, and berry flavours.

Pairs With

Charcuterie, ham and other cold meats. Patés and terrines.

Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir

Vibrant and bright ruby red in colour with plush aromas of ripe red cherries and some fresh herbal notes. Fruit forward, generous red cherries on the palate. This wine reveals a complex and well-rounded mouthfeel with a persistent, lingering and smooth finish. The judicious use of 25% new oak respects the balance between fruit and tannin. A lively fruit profile is supported by a refreshing acidity which bodes well for further bottle maturation.

CLASSIC CASE

Pairs With

Smoked Salmon, Chicken, pasta & risotto

Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc

This wine has a bright aroma and flavour of tropical fruit. Honeydew melon, guava and pineapple with an underlying savoury minerality and a lick of wood. The wine has a great texture and a long layered finish with bright acidity keeping it fresh and vibrant.

Pairs with

Roast chicken

Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc

This full bodied Sauvignon Blanc based blend offers a variation of fruit characters including ripe gooseberry, green peppers, green melon and hints of tropical fruit.

Pairs With

Seafood salad, avocado, smoked salmon or egg canapés.

 

Spier Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Rose

Light salmon pink. Aromas of strawberries and yellow apple, with a crisp fruit finish. Enjoy well-chilled at the pool or in the garden on a warm summers day.

Pairs With

Chilli con Carne

Abraham & The Heretics

Very fragrant with a a light touch of purple and black fruits on the nose with a hint of pleasant cough syrup thrown in. With it`s spicy notes and grip.

Pairs With

Roast lamb

Doran Shiraz

Deep concentration of plums and blackberries with undertones of spice. This is followed by the fresh fragrance of blue violets. Juicy tannins leave your mouth craving for more.

Pairs With

Almost all red meats

Lionhound Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic upfront cassis, dark plum and a hint of mint evolves to notes of cigar box and dried herbs. Firm, ripe tannin, wood spice and minerality lingers on the finish.

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