One can imagine the brief given to Abraham Izak Perold who perfected the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in 1924: ‘Professor, we want you to create a uniquely South African grape variety that has all the nobility of Pinot Noir but the high-yielding potential of Cinsault’. Pinotage is what...
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A blend of Shiraz, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. It has an earthy, rustic quality with dark plum and red berry fruit on the nose and a medium-bodied palate.
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A blend of bush vine Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier sourced from a number of traditional farmers in the Swartland. Each of the three varieties, brings its essential character to the wine. The largest component, Chenin Blanc, gives backbone and structure. The Chardonnay was naturally, and slowly, fermented, resulting in...
Considered a jewel of the Swartland, the Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage/Port is crafted from Tinta Barocca, Souzão, Pontac and a blend of Malvasia Rey, Tinta Röritz, Tinta Francisca and Touriga Nacional. Deep ruby red. Complex aromas of ripe dark fruit and glazed cherries with a hint of smokiness and honey. A full,...
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This full-bodied, mouth-filling wine boasts flavours of cherries, tobacco and dark chocolate which are underpinned by a good tannic structure.
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Cabernet Franc (28%) Shiraz (23%) Merlot (22%) Cabernet Sauvignon (21%) and Petit Verdot (6%)Dark ruby red. Lead pencil shavings, crushed red fruit and a hint of chocolate dominates the nose. Elegant red fruit flavours on the palate, backed-up by soft, elegant tannins. A stylish princely wine with lovely age. Food pairing: Excellent on...
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Blackcurrant and prunes with smoky, spicy undertones laced with berry and fruit. Full bodied with delicate spices followed by prunes and plums - good tannic backbone
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This hand-crafted boutique wine has been matured for more than 18 months in French oak barrels and bottle matured. Intense Ruby Garnet in colour. Plums, dry prunes, damsons and cherries with hints of dry mint, cinnamon and violets and notes of spices and herbs. Full and rich, juicy and appealing. This...
This hand crafted boutique wine has been matured for more than 18 months in French oak barrels and bottle matured. Intense Ruby Garnet in colour. Plums, dry prunes, damsons and cherries with hints of dry mint, cinnamon and violets and notes of spices and herbs. Full and rich, juicy and appealing....
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Rich plum & blackberry aromas complemented by oak & clove notes. Herbaceous characteristics. Full body, velvety richness & lush mouth feel. Old world elegance with new world fruit.
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Bordeaux style with shiraz oozes spice & black fruit. Big & sturdy yet balanced & smooth with lots of life after 7 years in the barrel.
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Dark ruby colour, deep spicy aromas of ripe plums & blackberries. Flavours of raisins & dark cherries. Smooth aftertaste, velvet fruit finish that lingers. Can even be served chilled.
The flagship wine of Annexkloof. This soft, elegant Malbec has typlical flavours of black plum and mulberry. Fine well structured tannins and complexity of fruit on the palate. Aged for 2 years in second and third fill oak barrels. Serve with duck, chicken, lamb and creamy fish.
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Shiraz/Mouvedre/Grenache A well-balanced and complex blend. Named after winemaker's father, Toeloe Basson. A strong, full bodied character leading the way. Aged for 14 months in French oak.
A fresh, crispy, full character, easy drinking pleasure. This fruity, dry white wine was carved from dry land bush vines from the granite slopes of the Paardeberg in the Swartland.
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A spicy full bodied red wine, with white pepper undertones. Slight French oak gives this wine a soft tannin structure with smooth mouth feel. Combining dark berry fruit with spicy richness makes this wine a drinking pleasure. Able to age for five years.
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This lower alcohol unwooded blend of 86% Pinotage and 14% Cinsault is made from grapes sourced from old vineyards in the Swartland appellation, for open generosity of palate in the year of production. The richness and depth of the Pinotage is freshened by the lightness and brightness of the Cinsault....
This small production of Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon is the result of many years of research into the best possible expression of the quartzitic sandstone derived soils and our cool, maritime expression. Complexity and character are built through fermentation and ageing in ceramic eggs and amphorae, and carefully blended....
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Hints of passion fruit and citrus as well as green melon aromas. These are effortlessly reflected on the palate and are complemented by a lively acidity which underpins a classy structure and succulent texture. A wine of substantial poise, length and charm.
A fabulously aromatic Rhône-inspired blend, with bramble fruit, violets and complex smoky-mineral notes. The palate is seamlessly textured and beautifully balanced, with real lift yet no lack of power
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5 way Bordeaux Blend with a splash of Shiraz. This dry full-bodied red wine is a fusion of black currant and spice with a hint of chocolate with sweet tobacco and fynbos on the nose.
This dry, full-bodied white is matured for 12 months in new 300 litre French oak barrels. It is characterised by tangy citrus fruits softened by undertones of vanilla and a nutty complexity. Awarded four stars in the John Platter Wine Guide, this is a big wine for special occasions.
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A light, crisp, dry wine that is fruit driven and juicy. Unwooded and refreshing with lovely guava and melon flavours rounded off with a hint of freshly cut grass and pear undertones.