Co-fermentation of 15% whole bunch. Chenin Blanc with 85% de-stemmed Shiraz. The juice fermented naturally and then spent eight weeks on the skins before being racked unpressed, straight into old 500-litre barrels for 12 months.
On the nose, it shows focused and fresh red fruit aromas with a spicy undertone and some very subtle notes of violet
blossoms. The palate has a creamy texture that lingers with light touches
of peach and honey on the finish.
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...
This hand crafted boutique wine has been matured for more than 18 months in French oak barrels and bottle matured. Intense Ruby Garnet in colour. Plums, dry prunes, damsons and cherries with hints of dry mint, cinnamon and violets and notes of spices and herbs. Full and rich, juicy and appealing....
A spicy full bodied red wine, with white pepper undertones. Slight French oak gives this wine a soft tannin structure with smooth mouth feel. Combining dark berry fruit with spicy richness makes this wine a drinking pleasure. Able to age for five years.
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