Wines Included In This Case Are:
Bot River Sauvignon Blanc, Gabriëlskloof (Walker Bay, Cape South Coast, South Africa)
(100% Sauvignon Blanc)
This is a classic Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of blackcurrant, pear, melon & passion fruit. The palate is well balanced & light bodied with a refreshing acidity & citrus notes on the finish.
Swartland Chenin Blanc, Spice Route (Coastal Region, South Africa)
(100% Chenin Blanc)
Produced from 40-year-old vines by Swartland pioneer Charles Back, this Chenin Blanc has a classic lemon-lime character with a characteristic waxy, almost honeyed note on the palate & a lime twist on the finish.
Bright yellow in colour. This wine boasts aromas of peach, tropical fruits & subtle flinty hints on the nose. The palate is rich & broad but with a vibrant acidity which carries the flavours onto the lingering finish.
`Rocking Horse` Cape White Blend, Thorne & Daughters (Western Cape, South Africa)
(36% Roussanne , 25% Semillon, 22% Chenin Blanc, 11% Chardonnay , 6% Clairette)
An intense & complex Cape white blend from grapes carefully sourced from prime vineyard sites across the Western Cape.
This wine is deep gold in colour having been exposed to oxygen at the beginning of the winemaking process. On the nose, it reveals aromas of yellow plum, kumquat, brioche & bay leaf, with saline undertones. The palate is broad & supple & finishes with a clean line of acidity.
Paarl Pinotage, Fairview (Coastal Region, South Africa)
A classic South African variety, Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir & Cinsault. Elegant flavours of plums, dark fruit & clove with nicely integrated tannins.
This Pinotage is bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, it boasts aromas of black cherries & plums with hints of dark chocolate, cinnamon & spice. On the palate it is full bodied with well-integrated oak, a firm tannin structure & a spicy finish.
`Wanderer’s Heart` Cape Red Blend, Thorne & Daughters (Western Cape, South Africa)
(66% Grenache/Garnacha , 23% Mourvèdre, 11% Syrah/Shiraz)
An intense & complex red blend from Grenache, Mourvèdre & Syrah carefully sourced from prime vineyard sites across the Western Cape.
Bright ruby in colour. On the nose, well-defined aromas of black cherry, blackberry & ruby grapefruit combine with spicy notes of cinnamon & cedar. On the palate, the wine is poised with soft, chalky tannins & a vibrant acidity which carries the pure fruit flavours onto the lingering finish.
`Peter Max` Pinot Noir, Crystallum (Hemel-en Aarde, Cape South Coast, South Africa)
(100% Pinot Noir)
A pioneer in the production of cool climate Pinot Noir at Bouchard Finlayson. This wine has a nose that is floral & fragrant, with strawberry tea & sweet spice dominant.
A bold & rich Pinot Noir showing mulberry, cherry & sweet spice on the nose. The palate is full & fruit forward, with fresh strawberry & raspberry alongside a light smokiness & herbal notes. With grippy phenolics from the whole bunch component & a crisp acidity to back up the fruit, this wine promises to age well beyond 2028.