The innovative wine is a red blend of the Swartland’s most iconic light and dark varietals - Chenin Blanc and Shiraz - and has been christened Incipio.
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...
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.
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.