Club Wines - October 2016


Pairs With

Asian and slightly spicy foods.

Fable Mountain Jackal Bird

Named after a bird of prey that can often be seen catching the thermals high above the Fable farm, the Jackal Bird is a wine that uses the famous South African old vine Chenin Blanc as a foundation and augments it with aromatic and textural Southern Rhône cultivars.

Light to pale straw, inviting complex and intriguing floral aromas with pear and citrus. On the palate crisp minerality and stone fruit as well as a pithy texture and a subtle lingering finish, fresh and elegant with unravelling layers.

Pairs With

Kingklip, Crayfish, Rabbit, Chicken, Turkey, Pastas, Veal, Pork and Soft Cheeses.

Buitenverwachting Chardonnay

This full bodied, rich Chardonnay offers a powerful citrus and steely backbone. Classic toasty and butterscotch-like characters with mineral undertones. Good balance of oak followed with abundant fruit.

Pairs With

Fish and shellfish.

Nitida Semillon

Lemon Meringue deconstruct. Spark of citrus coated with creamy macadamia and smoky caramel. Will age with more honey.

Pairs With

Steak and other hearty beef dishes.

Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon

This is the signature Cabernet Sauvignon of Neil Ellis. It is a distinctive style with all the hallmarks of the Jonkershoek Valley and known for its distinctive balance of elegance and fruit power. Medium intense ruby red colour. Restraint aroma but deep, complex perfumes of blue and black small berry fruit. Cedary aromas and touches of mint, so typical of a Jonkershoek wine. The palate is smooth and plush followed by fine, but dense tannins. A ripe, soft tannin vintage with savoury undertones.

Pairs With

Red meat, grilled pork or roasted lamb. Game such as springbok, ostrich, rabbit and venison.

Beaumont Shiraz/Mouvedre

The delicious black berry fruit and spice of the Shiraz is tightened up with some herbal and meaty elements of the Mourvèdre bringing more length and complexity to the palate. The ratio of the is 78% Shiraz and 22% Mourvèdre.

Pairs With

Delicious with marinated beef fillet skewers with onion, bell pepper, tomato and mushroom served on saffron rice.

Lyngrove Shiraz/Pinotage

Intense dark cherry character and rich concentrated palate. Fruit balanced by toasty character derived from oak maturation.



Pairs With

Seafood dishes, fresh leafy salads and sushi.

Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc

Vibrant and zesty with aromas of pear, gooseberry and passion fruit layered with subtle mineral tones. Full flavoured with a rich mid palate and peach and litchi flavours which linger on the finish. All grapes used to make this wine were picked by hand.

Pairs With

Perfect with roast chicken.

Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc

97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Semillon

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

Prawn risotto, lobster, soft cheeses and sunshine.

Vondeling Petit Blanc

Grapes are picked only in the cool, early hours of the morning and processed immediately. The grapes are destemmed and chilled further before they are pressed. This ensures minimal degradation of the fruit aromas.

The free run juice and press juices are kept separate from each other and treated according to their individual character. The wines are cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks and are 100% unwooded. This method locks in freshness and vigour, which elevates the natural aromatics. After fermentation the wines are matured on the yeast lees to promote mouth feel and creaminess, before they are blended, stabilised and bottled.

A pale lime colour with flinty freshness balanced with white fruit and an endearing floral bouquet. Tightly grouped tropical flavours with pear and quince. Full and rich with a fresh, zesty finish.

Pairs With

Barbecue meats.

Doran Pinotage

Vibrant aromas of fresh raspberries, rosewater and candyfloss followed by a seamless elegance that follows onto the palate which lingers until you take the next sip.

Pairs With

Ostrich or beef carpaccio, duck, venison and rump steak with pepper sauce.

Foundation Stone Red

Shiraz (41%) - Mouvedre (25%) - Grenache (23%) - Cinsaut (6%) - Tannat (5%)

This intriguing blend is silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of white pepper, blackcurrant, white chocolate and cherry tobacco on the nose. Layered complexity on the nose and palate surprise with every interaction. Drink now or in the next 6 years.

Pairs With

Roast beef.

Miss Molly in my Bed

70% Cabernet Sauvignon/30% Merlot

Miss Molly, the captivating Môreson Weimaraner, doesn’t do mornings. Her late night social schedule ensures that, by sun up, she’s ready for bed. After Miss Molly’s breakfast is served, and devoured, she loves to climb (uninvited) into whichever bed is available.

Upfront smoky cedar with undertones of dark cassis fruit, these are offset by distinct blueberry richness. With smoky flavours that roll easily onto the palate and its lingering dark fruit it is a wine that makes you want another sip.

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