A blend of bush vine Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier sourced from a number of traditional farmers in the Swartland. Each of the three varieties, brings its essential character to the wine. The largest component, Chenin Blanc, gives backbone and structure. The Chardonnay was naturally, and slowly, fermented, resulting in...
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.
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Blanc de Mer is an unusual blend from the Cape where Riesling is virtually unknown as a blending partner; this is a wine with a lot of personality. Hints of quince, apricot and almonds with a comforting creamy middle and a bold seamless surround. Fresh and vibrant, with a convincing...
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Classic toasty and butterscotch-like characters with mineral undertones. Good balance of oak followed with abundant fruit.
Lightly oaked chardonnay was in wood for only 3 months. The subtle hint of combined French and American oak allow the citrus flavours to stand out with hints of vanilla. Ready to be enjoyed now or in a year’s time
A blend of Pinot Noir (52%) and Chardonnay (48%) grapes grown in Franschhoek, Robertson and Elgin. A portion of the base wine – just 10% – was fermented in French oak barrels. A further 20% of the blend comprises reserve wines from previous vintages. Each bottle matures a minimum of...
25% Roussanne24% Chenin Blanc23% Grenache Blanc14% Chardonnay14% Viognier The nose shows notes of concentrated orange and yellow stone fruits, with a hint of spice, citrus and blossoms. The palate is full-bodied, textured and nuanced with a lingering after taste. 95 Points Tim Atkin
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Unwooded. Pale straw in colour with slight green tingt. The nose is distinct and fresh wish apple, citrus, grapefruit and floral hints. The wine is crisp, with a great fruit and acid balance, persistent and dry to finish
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Ripe citrus tangerines and honeycomb on the nose. The citrus notes follow through onto the palate revealing a captivating minerality and layered, textured complexity complimented by the subtle expression of wood.
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A tight, minerally wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Unusually prominent pear and lime fruit aromas and flavours are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality...
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Fermented "sur lie" gives this wine lovely creamy tones balanced out with refreshing citrus notes. A cool vintage showcasing this variety's excellence.
Great balance between delicate oak on the nose combined with creamy butterscotch, citrus and white peach aromas. These flavours are rounded off with good acidity ensuring a strong finish
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Clean and precise, this wine embraces the joy of quince and creamy lime with a hint of freshly baked biscuits all offset against a backdrop of the minerality of sunbaked slate in the first summer rain. Botanical Sketch - Clivia miniata The bright yellow colour of the Clivia is synonymous with...
This Blanc de blancs is 100% Chardonnay from the oldest block on La Bri – planted in 1991 The grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed before fermentation in 4 old French barrels. Sauvage La Bri has matured sur lie for 5years in the bottle before disgorgement. No dosage was...
This is one of the best interpretations of the grape in the Cape: subtle, balanced, elegant and refreshing with a hint of stone fruit and flavours of lemon butter and gunflint. The new oak is very well integrated here.” Tim Atkin – Master of Wine Total Production: A limited production...
The Chardonnay is matured in a selection of French-oak barrels, then added a touch of our not-so-secret ingredient, Franschhoek Semillon. You can expect lemon curd and zesty rind on the nose. This theme continues through to the palate, which shows distinct ripe lemon and the classic roundness of a Franschhoek Chardonnay....
Generous stone fruit aromas such as peach with oatmeal and flint. This follows onto the palate with ruby grapefruit as the dominant character. Lovely dense palate with great balance between the oak and citrus fruits, supported by sweet, zesty acidity. This will please those who enjoy wooded but fresher-style Chardonnays....
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Golden straw coloured Chardonnay, with just a gentle touch of oak. The philosophy of Seven Springs is to aim for balance and staying true to the nature of their vineyards. The Overberg has such rich soils that it delivers a unique type of fruit, which does not need much to...
This wine shows aromas of white blossoms, melon and peaches together with a fresh and vibrant palate. It has a beautiful lingering mouth-feel and slight texture that makes this wine a standalone, but also an excellent accompaniment to various dishes; from Sushi, to salads and even spicy soups. Harvested at low sugar, it has...
Exclusive to Cape Wine & Food - total production 2950 bottles. 75% Elgin Viognier, 12.5% Elgin chardonnay, 12.5% Bot River Chenin blanc Light straw in colour, with a luminous golden hue. Clear and brilliant. Explosive, forward array of jasmine perfumed spice, decadent cinnamon-dusted apricot and peach slices, ending in an...
Exclusive to Cape Wine & Food Only 4820 bottles made! Explosion of seductive aromas of clementine and cinnamon spice on the entry, continuing deliciously to apple crumble and white pear confit, finishing with a sneaky touch of ground almond. Smooth and silky, with caramel-coated citrus evolving on the palate, prolonging the...
Ripe peaches, juicy pears and complimented by zesty citrus and a fresh minerality. Fresh acidity and plenty of classical lemon flavours are perfectly balanced by contemporary