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SOUTBOS is a super elegant and complex white blend produced from West Coast Chenin Blanc and Colombard. Starting on the nose with some citrus, melon and guava, followed on the pallet by fruity aromas that are much riper but not over-ripe, ending with savoury green herbs. A dry minerality balances the truffle-tipe aromas with amazing sea kelp and salinity. The finish is elegant and seamless asking for more.
For a long time I have wanted to make a Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. I have tasted and enjoyed many of these blends that date back to the 60’s / 70’s. They are still aging gracefully, drinking beautifully, and I believe we are losing out on our heritage by not sticking to these classics. In naming this Cape Heritage Blend, I kept going back to Oupa Willem. I believe his spirit and his stories are inherent in this wine, and I hope he would be proud to know that.
3rd vintage from this amazing block in the Swartland. Many visits to the vineyard and picking at the ripeness that would make a lighter Grenache - style of wine, and fermenting it with minimal interference, this wine took a life of its own.
Fragrant and elegant, showing the classic Cape Cinsault characteristics of red berries and Turkish Delight. This wine was made with minimal interference, no additions barring some sulphites, and has the potential to age for 30+ years.
Our third vintage of this exceptional yet undermined varietal. Planted in 1983 and grown in the Vredendal-area on the West Coast, the farm lays about 35km from the ocean. We were amazed at how classic this cultivar can present itself, beginning with a gorgeous white crisp peach and pear on the nose, and finishing with that saline salty freshness.
Our Chenin Blanc 2020 is the first vintage produced entirely from a single vineyard. It was picked earlier than previous years and had a much larger yield than previous years.
Fermented naturally using 40% whole bunches, this elegant wine displays a weightless concentration of the red and black berry fruits that are embroidered with classical fragrant notes of red cherry, rose petals, violets and marzipan underpinned by a mouth watering acidity. A cellar-worthy Cape heritage blend that would have made Oupa Willem very proud.