One can imagine the brief given to Abraham Izak Perold who perfected the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in 1924: ‘Professor, we want you to create a uniquely South African grape variety that has all the nobility of Pinot Noir but the high-yielding potential of Cinsault’. Pinotage is what...
Shiraz/Mouvedre/Grenache A well-balanced and complex blend. Named after winemaker's father, Toeloe Basson. A strong, full bodied character leading the way. Aged for 14 months in French oak.
A fresh, crispy, full character, easy drinking pleasure. This fruity, dry white wine was carved from dry land bush vines from the granite slopes of the Paardeberg in the Swartland.
White Blend Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay (unwooded) made by the Hamilton Russell family. Bottle age adds complexity and harmony. Chardonnay is fermented in clay amphoras. Food friendly, textured, mineral vitality and savoury length.
A fabulously aromatic Rhône-inspired blend, with bramble fruit, violets and complex smoky-mineral notes. The palate is seamlessly textured and beautifully balanced, with real lift yet no lack of power
5 way Bordeaux Blend with a splash of Shiraz. This dry full-bodied red wine is a fusion of black currant and spice with a hint of chocolate with sweet tobacco and fynbos on the nose.
This dry, full-bodied white is matured for 12 months in new 300 litre French oak barrels. It is characterised by tangy citrus fruits softened by undertones of vanilla and a nutty complexity. Awarded four stars in the John Platter Wine Guide, this is a big wine for special occasions.
A light, crisp, dry wine that is fruit driven and juicy. Unwooded and refreshing with lovely guava and melon flavours rounded off with a hint of freshly cut grass and pear undertones.
With raspberries and rose petals on the nose and strawberry yoghurt on the palate, there’s a fresh acidity to this wine that lingers long in the mouth.
Matured in French oak, this wine has a surprisingly fresh mid-palate with cherry and soft prune dark flavours and a hint of spice. This won a gold at the International Wine Challenge in London, and was voted in the Top 20 Shiraz at the Shiraz SA Challenge.
This dry, slightly wooded, medium-bodied white wine is creamy with a floral nose and lime zest finish that provides the perfect balance to the depth of wood. Silver medal winner at the 2015 Michelangelo Wine Awards.
Green apple, white pear on the nose. A full rounded mouth feel with apple and pear on the palate is backed by a crisp acidity which lingers.
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.
Concentrated berries as well as white pepper spice can be found on the nose supported by savoury notes. The palate shows dark, juicy fruit. Good wood integration and tannins are evident on the finish.
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...
Shiraz brings the juicy ripe berry texture with some spice while the Mourvedre tightens up the blend and brings a herbal focus and length.
Touriga Nacional grapes were picked at full ripeness. Fermented in open cement tanks in the traditional Portuguese way. Fortified with brandy spirits and matured in various size used oak barrels. Cape Late Bottled Vintage is a traditionally produced, premium quality product. Its full bodied, soft richness is the ideal companion...
Nicolas Red 2015 Syrah 45% /Carignan 21%/ Mourvedre 20%/Grenache 9%/Petit Sirah 5% The wine has an intense ruby red colour. The nose shows bright red fruit flavours of cherry and raspberry and dark chocolate. The palate is soft and rich with lingering flavours of chocolate, liquorice and dried herbs. Best...
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.
A classic Cabernet with ripe blackberry richness. Dense dark ruby red/black colour with ripe plums and intergrated oak on the nose. Chocolate and black-current fruit flavours mingle with the spicy aroma. Full bodied palate and firm structure. Supple, yet complex. Great potential for ageing and further development for the next...
Complex and attractive bouquet of oriental spices with pronounced violet and white pepper flavours. It has lovely ripe fruit and a perfumed background on the nose. There are also lovely integrated tannins on the palate. Well balanced wine with spicy overtones and a lingering finish. Very classic style with unmistakable...