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...
The flagship wine of Annexkloof. This soft, elegant Malbec has typlical flavours of black plum and mulberry. Fine well structured tannins and complexity of fruit on the palate. Aged for 2 years in second and third fill oak barrels. Serve with duck, chicken, lamb and creamy fish.
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.
Fresh, vibrant, perfumed Sauvignon blanc, filled-out and enriched with a carefully judged unwooded Chardonnay component, make this a beautifully balanced and highly versatile wine. More than two decades of family experience have gone into this unique blend
Mocha and chocolate with dark berry flavours are complimented by spicy undertones; the mouthfeel is soft elegant, with fine length on the finish.
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
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.
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.
The nose is imbued with green pepper, gooseberries and grapefruit, underlined with a crisp minerality. Full bodied for a Sauvignon Blanc with hints of citrus 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...
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...
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 balance acidity and lingering taste of blood orange and white peaches...
Chenin Blanc 35% Sauv Blanc 33% Semillon 24% Viognier 8% 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...
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.
This wine combines the finest fresh red strawberries from Merlot with an elegant mulberry contribution from the Pinotage, the remainder of the varieties each add their own bit of colour to the flavour canvas. A crisp natural acidity ensures that the palate delivers a basket full of fresh Summer fruit,...
Grenache Blanc - an orange wine. This wine underwent spontaneous fermentation on the skins, this lasting three weeks. Maturation was in second-fill oak. Yellow peach, apricot, spice and a subtle nuttiness. Really flavoursome, well balanced and nicely pithy on the finish. Not part of the standard range but a “Project...
Muscat de Frontignan This classical Constantia dessert wine offers ripe apricot, melon,fynbos and apple like characters. The initial sensation is sweet, but due to crisp natural acids the wine has a firm and full finish.
The wine has a pale lemon yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green peppers combined with herbaceous aromas. The wine is dry, full bodied and has a long lingering finish.