Club Wines - June 2019


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.


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.

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