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Keermont Merlot 2018

R220.00 inc. VAT
"The Keermont Merlot 2018 has a deep royal red colour. Beautiful dusty, ripe strawberry fruit nose with notes of dried herbs, cigar box and cinnamon. The palate is soft, but clean and elegant. The wine exudes flavours of ripe red fruit with undertones of orange rind and dried herbs. Soft chalky tannins and good natural acidity help to maintain a fresh elegance and a long, succulent dry finish."

Alheit Vineyards Hereafter Here 2020

Alheit Vineyards Hereafter Here 2020, "The wine is full-bodied and bright, lovely nose of pear juice, yellow fruit and blossoms, very fine palate, rich enough for the table, refreshing enough to be an apéritif. See for yourself." - Winemaker's notes

Alheit Vineyards Hemelrand Vine Garden 2020

Alheit Vineyards Hemelrand Vine Garden 2020, "The wine gleams in the glass, a lovely straw colour. The nose is exotic, showing stone fruit and talcum, lemon rind and baking spice. The wine has an absolutely towering presence on the palate, robust flavours cut through by rapier acidity. A very invigorating drink." - Winemaker's notes

Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2019

R365.00 inc. VAT
Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2019, "Weight and power are not the same thing. Here’s a wine with a moderate palate weight that has both intensity and power. The nose is wonderful: kumquat citrus, sweet oatmeal and honey, maybe elderflower. The palate is fine and bright, reminiscent of salty/sweet candied lemon, great length."- Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia Grenache Noir 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
"The 2020 vintage consists of four Grenache noir vineyards, with the core a vineyard from the Paardeberg planted in the early 2000s. Joining this vineyard is anotherPaardeberg vineyard, recently planted on the north-eastern side of the Langkloofvalley, overlooking the Aprilskloof. Another addition is a 2016 planted vineyard in schist of the Kasteelberg. This vineyard was planted on terraces high up in the mountain. Finally, Grenache noir from a farm north of Malmesbury was also added, a vineyard we have been working with since 2012. A component of the wine was fermented and matured in concrete. Juice was kept on the skins for four weeks pre-/during fermentation and 60% whole bunches were used. One punch down per day was done resulting in minimal and gentle extraction. The wine was pressed off and matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels as well as a 2 700 L concrete vessel for a year."- Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
"Our main Chenin blanc from the Swartland focuses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1968 till 1985. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay-rich soils from the north, and iron-rich soils from the western parts of the Swartland. Dry land-farmed bush vines have stood the test of time and it showcases the ultimate reason why Chenin blanc is our main focus in the Swartland. In total, the wine is made from 7 vineyards, 14 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people, and different farmers. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people, and its old vineyards. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and then matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Two components were fermented and matured in concrete – one in a square concrete tank and the other in a concrete egg. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project (OVP)." Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia “Aristargos” 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
"The Aristargos 2020 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven (Chenin blanc, Sémillon, Clairette Blanche, and Colombar), and the focus remains on thegranitic soils of the Paardeberg. Chenin blanc from shallow shale soils in the Paardebergand iron rich clay soils to the west of Malmesbury are also added along with Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from iron-rich clay, lateral shale soils. For the first time, Colombar was also added." Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia “Elpidios” 2019

R365.00 inc. VAT
"This Grenache noir-based blend again includes a portion of wine that was fermented and matured in a concrete vessel – both Grenache and Syrah. Along with the concrete vessels, the wine was also matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels and a 4 100 L foudre (Pinotage). The Elpidios is produced in a similar fashion to our main Grenache noir in terms of long, gentle extraction, the use of 50% on average whole bunches and then pressed off. After bottling, the wine was aged in a bottle for 18 months before release. This vintage is again based on grapes grown in granite soils from the Paardeberg, blended with structured shale/schists from the east, clay-rich soils from the north, and iron mixed soils from the west." Winemaker's notes

Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2020

R395.00 inc. VAT
"This is the tenth bottling of Cartology, making it a rather special milestone for us. I personally put a great deal of thought into the assembly of this wine, wanting to bottle something beautiful to celebrate the 10th vintage. The wine looks alive and bright, pale gold in colour. Citrus rind and pear ring clear on the nose…there’s a faint herbal/stony echo and some soft cardamon-like spice here too. The palate is sappy and layered, fine and dry with lovely cleansing acidity. Long finish. I’d say more, but I think the wine will speak for itself." - Winemaker's notes

Alheit Vineyards Nautical Dawn 2020

Alheit Vineyards Nautical Dawn 2020, "This wine reflects the tension of elements where it grows: the mellow glow of Stellenbosch sunshine drenching the hills, doused by a cold salty slap of South East wind. Yellow fruit and sweet herbs sing their familiar tune. The wine is mouth filling and moreish, saline, and nimble. Lovely long resonating finish. I give it two thumbs up." - Winemaker's notes

Rall “Ava” Chenin Blanc 2020

"Rall “Ava” Chenin Blanc 2020 vintage is a selection now from 2 vineyards around the Kasteelberg and Riebeeksrivier areas. Extremely low yields give this wine texture without losing the tension that so easily happens on these soils. A restraint nose of hay, herbs and yellow fruit typically associated with Chenin on schist backed up with good acidity, mineral notes and a dry, almost pithy finish makes this vintage the most exciting to date. Production remains tiny at 1244 bottles only in this vintage." - Winemaker's notes

Rall “Ava” Syrah 2020

"Rall "Ava" Syrah 2020 like the Chenin of the same name, this wine is now made from 2 Schist vineyards around the Riebeeks river and the Kasteelberg regions in the Swartland. The Ava is a tiny selection of Syrah on the most extreme and low-yielding sites I work with. Fermented 100% whole-bunch and matured in old oak to truly express the place and soil on which it’s grown. Now on its 4th release, this 2020 is the most refined version of this wine to date. Very delicate aromas of blue and purple flowers, fynbos, and spice with powdery tannins and great fruit intensity. Production remains tiny at 1440 bottles only in this vintage." - Winemaker's notes

Steytler Pentagon 2017

R630.00 inc. VAT
"Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon, a muscular Bordeaux style blend that exudes power and concentration, tied up in a structure of fine grained tannin and bright acidity that not only promise extensive evolution but also entices with every visit to the glass. Brooding dark fruit tightly packed in an intricate frame are delivered with great purity and finesse."- Winemaker's notes

Steytler Vision 2017

R630.00 inc. VAT
"Steytler Vision 2017, Power & concentration, within a tightly woven structure showing lots of promise. Generous cassis and blackberries as well as vanilla and spice from oak. Complex & multi-dimensional."- Winemaker's notes

Alheit Vineyards Monument Sémillon 2020

Alheit Vineyards Monument Sémillon 2020, "The wine has a deep golden colour. Expressive nose of blossoms and mandarin, wax and dried herbs. The palate is textured and complex. Intense, pointed finish. Again, the wine makes me think of walking through a humble door into a very large ornate room."- Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2020 Magnum

“Our main Chenin blanc from the Swartland focuses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1968 till 1985. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay-rich soils from the north, and iron-rich soils from the western parts of the Swartland. Dry land-farmed bush vines have stood the test of time and it showcases the ultimate reason why Chenin blanc is our main focus in the Swartland. In total, the wine is made from 7 vineyards, 14 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people, and different farmers. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people, and its old vineyards. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and then matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Two components were fermented and matured in concrete – one in a square concrete tank and the other in a concrete egg. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project (OVP).” Winemaker’s notes

David & Nadia “Aristargos” 2020 Magnum

“The Aristargos 2020 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven (Chenin blanc, Sémillon, Clairette Blanche, and Colombar), and the focus remains on thegranitic soils of the Paardeberg. Chenin blanc from shallow shale soils in the Paardebergand iron rich clay soils to the west of Malmesbury are also added along with Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from iron-rich clay, lateral shale soils. For the first time, Colombar was also added.” Winemaker’s notes

David & Nadia Grenache 2020 Magnum

“The 2020 vintage consists of four Grenache noir vineyards, with the core a vineyard from the Paardeberg planted in the early 2000s. Joining this vineyard is anotherPaardeberg vineyard, recently planted on the north-eastern side of the Langkloofvalley, overlooking the Aprilskloof. Another addition is a 2016 planted vineyard in schist of the Kasteelberg. This vineyard was planted on terraces high up in the mountain. Finally, Grenache noir from a farm north of Malmesbury was also added, a vineyard we have been working with since 2012. A component of the wine was fermented and matured in concrete. Juice was kept on the skins for four weeks pre-/during fermentation and 60% whole bunches were used. One punch down per day was done resulting in minimal and gentle extraction. The wine was pressed off and matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels as well as a 2 700 L concrete vessel for a year.”- Winemaker’s notes

David & Nadia “Hoë-Steen” Chenin Blanc 2020

"The Hoë-Steen vineyard was planted in 1968 west of Malmesbury towards Darling, in deep, red iron and clay-rich soils. Most probably the deepest soils we work within the Swartland. This block is a late ripener due to south-facing slopes. This vineyard was planted on a “massale” selection method and grafted in the vineyard onto the rootstocks a year after the rootstocks were planted. A few Cape Riesling(Crouchen Blanc), False Pedro, Palomino, Sémillon, and Clairette Blanche vines have been discovered since then. The vineyard remains predominantly Steen for us and we see it as part of the Cape’s old vineyard history which we are privileged to be working with. Right at the end of the harvest, this 2ha vineyard was harvested over three pickings. It was hand-sorted, the whole bunch pressed and matured in old French oak barrels for a year. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the old Vine Project (OVP)." Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia “Skaliekop” Chenin Blanc 2020

"These vines were planted in 1985 in very shallow shale soils in the Paardeberg, being an anomaly as the mountain is granite-driven. These soils prove why our region is known for wheat farms as it remains a difficult soil for vineyards in a warm region, dryland farm context. A small tractor road divides the Plat’bos and Skaliekopvineyards. Skaliekop is harvested at the end of January, early February over four picking dates. The wines of the different pickings were aged separately, before blending and then bottling at the end of the year. This is the first vintage qualifying for the Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Vine Project." Winemaker's notes

David and Nadia “Plat’bos” Chenin Blanc 2020

"Introducing the third vintage of the Plat’bos Chenin blanc, planted right next to the Skaliekop vineyard in decomposed granite. Planted in 1981 on the Paardeboschfarm, this vineyard contributes to both our main Chenin blanc as well as Aristargosand it will continue to do so. We have been farming this vineyard since winter 2013 and it has been a pillar in our granite approach towards our white wines. Grapes were harvested in the second part of January, being one of the earliest Chenin blanc vineyards we work with, planted on a northern slope. Harvesting took place over five picking dates and all lots were fermented and aged separately. Plat’bos is one of four of our wines qualifying for the Old Vine Project (OVP) seal."- Winemaker's notes

Alheit Vineyards Magnetic North 2020

Alheit Vineyards Magnetic North 2020, "The nose is vivid and pure, yet near impossible to pin down. Is that grapefruit swirling in the air? Or pear? Or neither, nor both? The wine makes you want to sit down or at least steady yourself. The palate is a long, bristling arc of sour fruit and citrus oil; the finish lingers on in a steady hum. Some say that there is enough electricity in one of these bottles to power a modest house for an hour or so." - Winemaker's notes

South African 6 – Bottle Mixed Case

R1,420.01 inc. VAT
The South African 6 Bottle Mixed Case includes: 1 x Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 1 x Danie Junior Chenin Blanc 2020 1 x BLANKbottle Moment of Silence 2020 1 x Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2019 1 x Rall Red 2019 1 x Colmant Methode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs NV