Hey, here we go again

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

Hey, here we go again

Click! 2013 is in full swing. Back to school and back to work. And as with the holidays some New Year resolutions are probably also already a thing of the past. Harvest is around the corner and we need to make our final decisions in terms of quantities, cultivars and wines to produce in 2013. Not always that easy. The grapes we harvest now will only be in the bottle and available in 2015. So if you have any idea of what you would prefer to drink mid-2015, please let us know! heh heh. We face a very busy time over the next two months; busy, but never too busy. There will always be time for a...

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July 2012 Wines available

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

July 2012 Wines available

In June we released the Shiraz 2010. Thank you for all the support and compliments. Shiraz is without a doubt a South African favourite; it is because it goes so well with biltong if you ask me. Let’s answer some of the questions we received in June: 1) Will the Shiraz 2010 benefit from cellaring (age well?) – Our 2009 wines are drinking better and better each day. So absolutely! We don’t produce a “drink now” style of wine, so my gut-feel tells me the wine will show great character between year 3 and 6. 2) Do you recommend decanting the wine? No, there will be little to no sediment in...

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June 2012 Wines Available

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Uncategorized, Wine Pictures

June 2012 Wines Available

In June 2012 we will release the Shiraz 2010. This wine has spent 12 months in 2-3rd fill French Oak and a further 14 months in the bottle before release. This is a perfect example of wine showing more fruit than oak allowing for the true cultivar characteristics to feature on both the nose and palate. The typical expected spice, clove and pepper with layers of rich red fruit. Fermented in open bins with regular punch downs  in the early stages of the fermentation. (Colour extraction from the skins) The fruit was sourced from the Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch. Only  550 bottles of Shiraz...

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