A very inviting South African Pinotage and a good example of this much questioned grape variety, the `bastard son of Pinot Noir`.... Very fragrant with a a light touch of purple and black fruits on the nose with a hint of pleasant cough syrup thrown in. With it`s spicy notes and grip it`s a perfect match for that mid week Chilli con Carne!
Darling Cellar`s Chocoholic Pinotage is concentrated, velvety and richly flavoured due to the 20% appassimento style in the cuvée. A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch.
South Africa`s signature grape, (derived by crossing Cinsault and Pinot Noir), has now created an international following. When carefully grown with limited yields, it produces an appealing red fruit aroma, a soft palate with ripe mulberry, sweet strawberry and a touch of herbs.
This is one of South Africa`s finest examples of this grape variety. Winemaker Francois van Zyl is good mates with Beyers Truter(the king of Pinotage)and has styled this version to capture big bold plum flavours and complex fruit whilst still retaining a smooth creamy texture.
Making up 50% of all plantings, Kanonkop`s Pinotage vines have been retained as bush vines to provide optimum sunlight and therefore maximum ripeness.
A deep purple-red colour, with a bright rim. This Pinotage offers notes of raspberry, strawberry and red cherry which is balanced by sweet spice, plum, redcurrant and supple tannins.
The white grapes were pressed before the fermentation started at 18°C. The wine was fortified using natural grape spirit, which caused the fermentation to stop and left a sweet wine with 16% alcohol, relatively light in alcohol for a fortified wine. The wine was then aged for seven years in old, large oak barrels.
Spencer will challenge your preconceptions of Pinotage, in a style far removed from all stereotypes. Described as `a Pinotage for Pinot Noir lovers` by Tim Atkin, this is an exciting 100% Pinotage cuvée which is elegant and accessible with genuine charm. Ripe dark berries and plums are backed by spicy oak with a hint of dark chocolate.
Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem is a rich and characterful Cotes du Rousillon from Chapoutier. The wine has aromas of ripe nectarine and apricot on the nose with delicate notes of peach blossom and white flowers. The palate has a crisp, fresh acidity, balanced by the roundness of the Grenache blanc.
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne from El Dorado in California. The 2016 Smithereens is a balanced, medium-bodied expression of a blend, with just the right amount of structure, acid, and fruit.
The Steytler Range is the culmination of Kaapzicht`s best wines in exceptional vintages only, forged by tradition and four generations of Steytler passion. Power and concentration are immediately evident, within a tightly-woven structure showing lots of promise. Generous cassis and blackberries as well as vanilla and spice from oak.
The Steytler Range is the culmination of Kaapzicht`s best wines in exceptional vintages only, forged by tradition and four generations of Steytler passion. As South Africa’s only truly original grape, Kaapzicht are determined to flaunt Pinotage`s finesse to the world. Fifteen years` maturation should greatly reward with complexity and elegance.
Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc. Powerfully expressive with depth and elegance, rivalling classed growth Bordeaux for quality. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione De Marchi is magnificent. Violets, smoke, plums and cassis jump from the glass in a stunning wine.