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.
Boer & Brit is the combination of winemakers Stefan Gerber, a great, great grandson of President Paul Kruger and Alexander Milner a great, great grandson of Field Marshall John French. These two have, more than a hundred years after the bitter rivalry of their forefathers, created Boer & Brit, a range of dynamic and exciting wines that have gone down a storm both in South Africa and abroad.
The fermentation of this wine took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, to maintain the varietal characteristics of each component of the blend. The Field Marshal is a marvellous blend which shows complex aromas of green vegetation, pomegranate, cloves, pepper, ripe plums, and piquant spice leading to a lean, savoury finish.
This wine is the ideal match for slow roasted leg of lamb or pheasant pie.
Preposterously intense and complex with rouge berries contrasted against a brooding, dark fruit jamminess. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, liquorice and of course, dark chocolate and a gentle sent of dried orange rind, cloves and festive nutmeg. With soft tannins and a composed body this exceptional wine lingers on the finish just enough to savour the dark hazelnut chocolate. Wonderful!
De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, right at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
Attractive deep red colour. Quite aromatic with dark cherry and plum fruit complimented with white pepper, floral, nutty and herbal notes. Full, elegant palate packed with complex fruit and soft ripe tannins. Finely textured with a long dry finish.
Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status in Decanter's '12 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons To Try' (www.decanter.com) in their January 2017 edition (see blue link below).
David Trafford is one of South Africa’s most individual winemakers. David is completely self taught, save for a few months working a vintage in St Emilion. By trade he is an architect – hence the blueprint designs on his labels – but in 1983 he decided to plant a small vineyard for fun. In 1991 David turned his part-time hobby into a full-time career, designing his own gravity-flow winery. Twenty years on, he is one of South Africa’s most decorated winemakers.
There was 100% destemming and crushing of the grapes by hand directly into 2 ton open top fermentation tanks. Spontaneous natural yeast fermentation took 15 days. The wine was then transferred into oak barrels - 40% new French oak was used from high quality coopers. The wine spent 23 months in barrel to allow it to mature. It was then bottled, unfiltered, by hand on the property.
The De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 has a deep, dark red colour. Intensely rich, ripe cassis and blackberry nose with lovely spicy, woody and creamy herbal aromas. Rich, ripe fruit on palate with layers of spice and creamy herbal notes. Great intensity with prominent fine tannins that carry the wine to a long finish. Great maturation potential. Drink 2017 to 2025. Delicious with most red meat dishes and goes particularly well with leg of lamb and rosemary.
Elevation is a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet, made for ageing. This is South African wine at its most sophisticated. Impressive deep red to purple colour. Lush blackberry and spicy fruitcake aromas. Dense tannins and intense cassis fruit provide a rich supple almost thick texture. This is a wine with a long life ahead of it.
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 is a velvety soft wine with flavours of creamy blackberries. Extremely easy to drink and a good partner to the Young Vines Sauvignon Blanc.
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 fondly recalled for their consistent quality and enjoyment.
Although presented under the Young Vines range, these vineyards are between 13 - 15 years old, producing wonderful fruit.
The fermentation and maceration of this wine takes place over 14 days before being aged in older french oak barrels for 3 months before bottling.
This is a lovely, fruit-driven wine, with subtle oak. It has white pepper and spicy flavours with mocha undertones. Rich black cherry fruit flavours on the middle palate then continue to a smooth, round finish.
This wine is great to enjoy on its own or with pizza and lasagne / pasta dishes. This wine is very popular in summer, when served chilled.
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.