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 overpowering bouquet of early orange blossoms.
Smooth velvet entry coated in vanilla spice and caramel cream, with a cheeky, vivacious freshness extending the tasting pleasure. A tantalizing, dry texture on the finish completes this unique wine.
To emphasise the enticing perfume of the blend, the wine was lightly wooded in 400 litre Burgundian French Oak barrels for 7 months, adding texture with skin fermented Chenin. 23% was new, 23% first fill, 23% second fill and 31% third fill.
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.
This lower alcohol unwooded blend of 86% Pinotage and 14% Cinsault is made from grapes sourced from old vineyards in the Swartland appellation, for open generosity of palate in the year of production. The richness and depth of the Pinotage is freshened by the lightness and brightness of the Cinsault....