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.
Volpetto Chianti Riserva has a highly concentrated bouquet. Well structured and full-bodied, the tannins are well-integrated giving a smooth, yet complex wine with a deep intensity of fruit and a powerful, long finish. Ideal with game and mature cheeses.
A vibrant cherry colour, this joven (young, unoaked) wine shows pure varietal fruit character. The colour is an intense red cherry, with a purple rim. The red fruit character is duplicated on the palate, with a wonderful freshness and acidity that provide structure. There is also a nice length to the finish. Would pair very well with cured meats and poultry.
A very high quality red wine with an alcohol content of 0.5% and exceptional flavour, Natureo Syrah is the first de-alcoholised red wine in Spain. It`s designed for you, made in consideration of your needs and those moments in life that require all-natural healthiness.
A very high quality rosé wine with an alcohol content of 0.5% and exceptional flavour, Natureo Rosé is the first de-alcoholised rose wine in Spain. It`s designed for you, made in consideration of your needs and those moments in life that require all-natural healthiness.
A very high quality white wine with an alcohol content of 0.5% and exceptional flavour, Natureo Blanco is the first de-alcoholised wine in Spain. It`s designed for you, made in consideration of your needs and those moments in life that require all-natural healthiness.
There are few finer things than finding a cultivar that not only belongs in modern South Africa but is so tasty – its delicately pithy otherness is hard to describe but let’s have a go. On the nose it has a curious apothecary of rare botanicals including lemon peel, juniper, jasmine and guava. These can also be found on the palate supported by the grape’s inherently pithy acidity, longevity and structure.
This medium-structured Pinotage has a youthful, deep red colour with sweet ripe berry and red and black cherry flavours. The light oak usage contributes to chocolate and coffee flavours. This follows onto a fresh smooth tannin structure on the mid- and back palate ensuring a lively persistent finish and making it an ideal “lifestyle” wine for summer luncheons or everyday enjoyment.
30% Syrah, 30% Alicante Bouchet, 24% Petit Verdot, Afrocheiro 14% and Touriga Nacional 3%.
Made from selected old vine grapes grown at the higher altitudes of the Alto Alentejo. Small tank fermentation with prolonged maceration resulted in wines from the above varieties being selected for their quality for 22 months barrel aging resulting in a rich and complex wine typical of the this special region of Portugal.
Aroma. Ripe soft red fruit, violets with tarry/spicy notes. Palate Layers of ripe fruit, good acidity and structure. Great volume with integrated oak followed by a soft, prolonged finish. - See more at. http.//www.terrasdealter.com/wine.aspx?tabid=2400&code=en#sthash.hygcu4nE.dpuf
For Merlot lovers seeking a ripe, medium-bodied and juicy wine with firm tannins, this vintage is ideal! The deep ruby colour with the glorious plum aromas leads onto succulence in the mouth and a delicious aftertaste.
A lovely Carignan-Merlot blend from the sunny south of France. This wine is made by the modern Les Vignobles Foncalieu cooperative based in Arzens, south-east of Toulouse. The dry, sunny region is cooled by the Mediterranean Sea breezes and is perfectly suited to the Carignan and Merlot varieties. Red berry aromas with a touch of sweet spice on the nose. Red fruits and plum notes on the palate are supported by fine tannins and a subtly peppered finish. A great accompaniment to charcuterie and cheeses.
A blend of three grape varieties (Tourigo Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca) and aged in French oak for 3 months. A Dark densely coloured wine, with jammy and cinnamon aromas. Full bodied with ripe tannins and a long finish.
A fresh dry white with some fruit and citrus aromas and lightly spicy notes. Crisp and delicate on the palate with some honeyed fruit balance by lemony acidity, minerality and fresh, dry finish. A light crisp easy drinking style of Pinot Grigio with aromas of apple, apricot, citrus fruit and bread crust.
A Romanian Pinot Grigio, which offers delicate citrus, fragrant almondy softness and a crisp freshness. A very quaffable alternative to the all-conquering Pinot Grigio’s of Italy. Rich notes of pear and apple complimented by a layer of spice supported by a rich crisp acidity.
Vibrant and aromatic with delicious generous fresh apricot, white peach and hints of passion fruit on the nose. On the palate it has tight, white, fleshy stone fruit with a balancing sandy texture. Bright acidity and minerality delivers a delicious balance.