Notes of mulberries, redcurrant and blackcurrant, with a bitter-sweet character of crème de cassis with a touch of underlying parma violets. The taste is extremely fine red- fruit, raspberries come to the fore and are backed up with a touch of buttery chocolate truffle richness. A mid-weight harmonious wine, an expression of purity and youthful fruitiness
An untraditional style, where elegance and true character prevail over colour and intensity. Gently compelling with aromas of the earth and stony minerality. The palate includes red fruits, cherries, a hint of spice and creamy refreshing acidity. This is pure, elegant, restrained Cinsault with warm notes of crushed rocks and the regions dry earth.
An intense wine with cherry, ripe plum fruit aromas and warm, earthy spice. The palate is densely packed with morello cherry, cassis and bramble fruit flavours. Tannins are ripe, giving structure to a substantial wine with a fresh sappy finish.
Who would have thought that Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc would make such good bedfellows? Anyone who has tried this wine, that`s who. It turns out that the peachy stone fruit flavours of the Viognier are the perfect complement to zesty gooseberry Sauvignon flavours.
Color: red with purple reflections, creamy foam
Nose: floral and fruity with hints of raspberry and blackberry
Taste: fruits of the forest, sweet with a pleasant hint of refreshing acidity
Best with: appetizers, fruit-based desserts, puddings
La Petite Syrah is marvellously consistent with soft ripe fruit flavours, showing some stewed fruits with cinnanmon and nutmeg. Garnet in colour with earthy aromas, notes of red fruits, spice, leather and liquorice. Balanced and very elegant.
A deep purple tint on the rim with delicious flavours of ripe strawberry, banana, juicy plums and rich, red cherry.
Produced in an early drinking style with well integrated wood and a soft, smooth finish.
Delicate and refreshing, this White Zinfandel is abundant in fruity aromas reminiscent of summer with sweet ripe raspberries and strawberries. In the mouth the red fruits mingle with melon and hints of orange zest and sweet spice.
An intriguing combination of one of Italy`s most successful grape varieties, Pinot Grigio, and one of their lesser known gems from the island of Sicily, Catarratto. Sweet ripe fruit flavours, citrus and golden plum, are combined with the natural spice of the Catarratto.
A fresh, dry Chenin with broad appeal. It displays classic baked apple and zippy citrus aromas with soft, delicate apple fruit on the palate balanced by crisp acidity. Extended lees contact gives this great value wine some real weight and character, a little wild yeast ferment in barrel adds texture and finesse too
Lush tropical fruit flavours with floral and citrus aromas.
The nose is open, generous and spicy. On the palate juicy bramble, cherry fruit and fresh redcurrants dominate. An easy drinking wine where supple tannins are balanced by good acidity and blackberry notes, with a hint of liquorice and black pepper.
Despacito Malbec (Despacito: Slowly) is from vineyards at the foot of the Andes Mountains, cooler temperatures at these higher altitudes provide the ideal conditions for a slower maturation and a perfect ripeness. The best things in life should be enjoyed SLOWLY…ensure you remember the elegance, fruit and flavour of the wine and savour the moment.
The grapes for False Bay Whole Bunch Cinsault Mourvedre stem from bush-vine Cinsault (mostly old vines) in Stellenbosch and The Swartland, along with a small proportion of Mourvedre from Stellenbosch which adds a savoury depth to the wine. Although The Swartland is not as coastal as most of the vineyards used for the False Bay wines, it is an area where, quite frankly, grapes from old vines are available at the required prices. Thankfully, the area`s old vines produce naturally low yields and retain good acidity despite being warmer and less windswept than Stellenbosch, so cooler, coastal Atlantic winds are less of a necessity for these gnarly old vines. Made by Waterkloof`s talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard. Balanced grapes are hand harvested, whole-bunch pressed and fermented spontaneously with wild yeast in stainless steel and wooden foudre. The wine is left on lees for a minimum of three months before bottling. No additions other than sulphur as a preservative. Grown, made and bottled in South Africa.
Old bush vine Cinsault forms the backbone of this `proper` rosé. A pale, spicy and textural Rosé mostly sourced from bush-vine Cinsault with summer fruits on the palate and a lovely clean, savoury, dry finish.
With an intense red color, this has its pure fragrance of fruit blended with hints of undergrowth and spices, with a concentrated taste and soft tannins. Excellent with red meats, game and flavored cheeses.