Opaque with purple rim. Rich, ripe, dark berry fruited nose. Delightful floral spray in the background where dark rose features strongly. Deep, full mouth with layers of ripe, berry fruit flavours. In the sweet fruited mouth a strong strawberry develops while ripe red cherry comes to the fore with some time. Sweet vanilla and cinnamon gather at the edges. Firm but supple tannins add good grip to all the ripe fruited characters.
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.