This beautiful Rhône-style blend is the newest addition to the Vrede en Lust range. The vineyard development at Vrede en Lust over the past couple of years included the planting of Grenache and Viognier, giving us scope to produce more Rhône-style red wines. The name Côtes de Savoye is a tribute to Jacques de Savoye, the first owner of the property in 1688.
In 2002 the first vintage of wine from our farm was labeled as Jacques de Savoye to pay tribute to him, and after 13 years we’ve decided to return to our roots with this release. The 2014 vintage was awarded a double gold medal at the 2016 National Wine Challenge.
An elegantly styled wine with aromas of violets, concentrated red fruit followed through with a soft, juicy palate and well-rounded tannins.
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.
The Affair Pinot Noir is a refined style of Pinot Noir showcasing the love affair between the soft, feminine side of Pinot, being the floral notes, hints of spice and silkiness; and the masculine linear strength of the tannins, hints of oak and brooding dark forest floor aromas. The palate is both silky and textured, displaying a lovely roundness as well as soft, integrated tannins and length.