Pale yellow, elegant lightly perfumed with notes of Jasmine, apple blossom and a whiff of peach. Medium bodied with well balanced acidity. Expect the senses to find quince, pear with lingering flavors of peach and melon. Hints of oak with characters of fresh brioche. Great long finish.
To be enjoyed with or without food, but hopefully always with good friends. Pairs well with lightly smoked salmon with crème fraiche and beetroot salad Guinea Fowl with forest mushroom sauce Herb crusted goat’s cheese.
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.