A fresh wine with a lovely hue, bursting with aromas of ripe guava, pineapple, kiwi, green apple and a hint of strawberry, ending with a well-balanced acidity and a lingering finish.
An abundance of tropical fruit and floral notes on the nose followed by hints of white pear and fruit salad on the palate. Soft, beautifully balanced mouth-feel.
The Lady J Syrah is made from Shiraz grapes and is the perfect example of how fruit from two different terroirs can harmonize to create a beautiful wine, showcasing the best of both regions. This appealing Shiraz is an elegant wine with supple fruit and spice balance prompting the name change to Syrah. The grapes were picked by hand, the selected blocks fermented separately and only blended after maturation.
The Shiraz grapes from Simonsberg-Paarl showcase violet and plums, whilst the Elgin grapes bring in a darker character with spicy notes and black pepper. Smooth tannins on the palate confirm the promise of this elegant wine. Velvet textured layers follows through to a juicy mouth-feel.
A Sancerre highlighted by its typicity with a delicate nose with aromas of white flesh fruits and citrus which continues on the palate with added exotic fruit, subtle yet powerful.
A medium bodied wine with a savoury nose and slight cedar characters. Ripe, yet soft tannins complement the aromas of plump dark, red fruit and ripe strawberries with a hint of dark chocolate and cocoa on the nose.
"I should have to admit approaching our meeting with Arendsig with a degree of scepticism as Robertson still struggles to command the respect afforded to Stellenbosch and Hermanus but my doubts proved to be totally unfounded as these were some of the most exciting wines that we tasted during our visit. Lourens Van Der Westhuizen’s winery may lack the grandeur and, let’s be honest, size of some of his peers to the west but this is a property that just screams 'authenticity'. We had been fortunate to visit some stunningly beautiful wineries over the previous 10 days, many with stylish restaurants and showpiece cellars but this is the reality of winemaking for so many – battling against shortage of space and ferments that won’t do as they’re told, to create wines of unbelievable class.
All the wines are very site specific with the block no. stated on the label together with the (frequently tiny) number of bottles produced. Neutral vessels are used for maturation such that the character of the vineyard is allowed to shine through and only natural yeasts are used for the fermentation. Elegance and balance are the keywords here, together with length; these are wines that just beg to be drunk.
The Cabernet is delicious, in a juicy style. Fermented in 5,000 ltr foudres and 4-5 year old smaller formats this is scarcely touched by oak but has a fine, underlying richness and depth. Lovely red fruit core and great backbone." Chris ConnollyArendsig Single Vineyard Wines
Aromatic, expressive and intense on the nose, with lots of mature fruit and sweet spice. What follows in the mouth is fleshy and full-flavoured, the spice again makes an appearance, the tannins are soft and supple.Domeco de Jarauta
Dominique is an elegant red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Intense fruit aromas of black currant and plum are underpinned by toasted oak.
Deep purple with shades of violet. Complex aromas of red fruits. Appealing notes of chocolate, coffee and tobacco from 6 months maturation in oak casks. Well balanced with intense red fruits in the mouth ripe tannins and a long finish.Bodega Los Haroldos
A highly terroir expressive cultivar, this Riesling is produced in a typical German kabinett style with an off-dry residual sugar.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Vrede en Lust Elgin farm, Casey’s Ridge. Most Rieslings are consumed when they are young, showing the most aromatic characteristics.
The Riesling is an elegantly styled and fragrant wine with notes of honey and minerals followed by lingering citrus flavours.
An expressive nose, with floral notes and ripe fruit (citrus and quince) evolving alongside the honeyed notes that are just starting to develop. Fresh, rounded and ample in the mouth. Good balance between the sweetness and the acidity. Finishes long, with the honey flavours re-emerging, alongside dried fruit notes.Sauvion
This top class wine has a nose dominated by blackberries and cherries and a silky smooth palate with fine tannins combining. Classic Morgon, showing the fruit of Beaujolais and the charm of Burgundy.Chateau de Pizay
Deep black fruit, raisins and toast. This is a very well structured wine with firm tannins and refreshing acidity, toasty cedar notes mingle well with bramble fruit and dark cherries. A long and complex finish.
An elegant, well rounded wine with soft juicy tannins, the nose offers sweet spices, cassis and ripe berries, sugared orange peel, rooibos and a smoky charcuterie character which follows through onto the palate, with a long and lingering aftertaste.
Green sweet melon, rich citrus, lime and perfume greets you on the nose while hints of nuttiness on the palate ends in a crisp fresh finish.
An intense and powerful wine true to its origins. Flavours are a mix of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and hints of fresh herbs and pea pod. Dry and full bodied with a crisp finish that provides freshness and length.Esk Valley
Unusual sweet red with quite a hefty 63 grams per litre of residual sugar
This alluring wine displays intense aromas of raspberries, dry plum and figs with just a hint of eucalyptus. Juicy and rich with round tannins, a touch of coffee and chocolate and a long finish.Odfjell Organically Farmed Wines
GRAPES: 65% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Molinara, 5% Rossignola
TASTING NOTES: It is characteristic for its low intense ruby colour tending to garnet red, for its slim body and for the delicately vinous bouquet. The moderate ageing makes it harmonious, velvety and more complete.
Dry clean and refreshing, lovely mineral nose and packed with peachy, honeyed , lime flavours, perfect with seafood.
With fourteen months of oak-ageing followed by over a year’s maturation in bottle this classic Rioja is soft, lush and elegant. It's full of expressive mature fruit with delicate spice notes.
Freshly picked and fermented Frappato grapes are blended with ultra-ripe Nero d'Avola that have dried on the vine to provide a delightful "Appassimento" style red - rich, savoury and a real crowd-pleaser.Baglio Gibellina
A very fruity and refreshing easy to drink rosé, with a bouquet full of ripe red fruits. A particularly well-balanced and structured wine with the aromatic themes continuing on the palate.Henri Bourgeois
A frizzante style prosecco that is soft and fruity with charming, gently mouth-filling bubbles and packed with apple and citrus fruits.
A deliciously light and fruity Prosecco with hints of apple and peach on the nose and a fresh, softly sparkling palate with characters of soft ripe stone fruits.