The Acacia Tree is a common site in the Cape Wine lands, flourishing in these hot climates by digging roots deep into the earth in search of water. The Acacia tree range delivers the simple crisp whites and fruity reds which have made South Africa so popular in recent years.
This wine is both friendly and approachable with ripe plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours as well as some nice, soft, rounded tannins.
De Waal Wines, situated on Uiterwyk Estate in the cool Stellenbosch Kloof Valley, has been a De Waal family concern since 1864.
Owned by Pieter de Waal, this historic family legacy boasts nine generations of passionate winemakers, entirely focused on delighting their patrons by offering exceptional wines. The wines combine elegant Old World finesse and abundant New World fruit. De Waal's mature vineyards offer grapes that produce deep, rich wines renowned for their consistent quality and enjoyment.
De Waal is renowned for the classic style of its Pinotage wines, the only indigenous South African grape variety. CT de Waal, a member of this family, was the first person to make wine from Pinotage grapes in 1941. Uiterwyk is also the home of Top of the Hill Pinotage, made from the oldest Pinotage vines in the world.
The grapes for this wine are picked from those 66 years old vines that are the oldest Pinotage vines in South Africa. The vineyard is situated on warm north facing slopes. The wine is allowed to mature for 18 months in new French Barriques. The wine is strictly limited in availability and only 3000 bottles of the 2013 vintage were ever made.
Beautiful plum and spice flavours with dark fruit, rich on middle palate, with a smooth and lingering finish. This wine has the potential to age for up to 16 years from vintage.
This wine is fantastic for food pairing to any venison dish and hearty red meats including dishes such as Beef Bourguignon.
This concentrated wine with spicy flavours is an ideal partner to both contemporary and classic cuisine.
Bright ruby red colour. Cranberries, violets and plum aromas with a hint of vanilla. Elegant flavours of fresh red fruit and clove spice with a firm tannin finish.
An equal blend of Chenin Blanc and Semillon with pale colour and green tints. Grassy overtones with tropical fruit and a touch of heather. Voluptuous palate of peach, apricot and juicy citrus fruit. Medium weight with clean, crisp persistent finish.
Classic Pinotage aromas of spicy mulberries, plum pudding and cherries, with more subtle hints of smoky bacon. Juicy and accessible with a soft palate and delicious fruit concentration.
An easy drinking, excellent value wine and a great example of South African Pinotage. Medium bodied with chocolate, coffee and red fruit flavours.
Very dark colour with youthful ruby rim, invites flavours of caramalised black cherries, hints of dark spice and dark chocolate. The palate follows with a smooth entry rewarding with fruit and velvety tannins that balances the wine for a broad full palate experience. A lingering wine with opulence and longevity.
Offers astonishingly pure notes of mocha and ripe strawberry on the nose. Well balanced, its round character is lifted by a light acidity on the finish.
Pinotage is probably the grape with the most potential for development and improvement in South Africa. If it is grown correctly and vinified correctly, it becomes an interesting wine with lots of depth and flavour.