Anwilka is a result of the joint venture of three brilliant winemakers: Hubert de BoŁard of Ch‚teau Angélus, Bruno Prats formerly of Cos díEstournel and Lowell Jooste previous owner of Klein Constantia. Aged for 14 months in big French oak barrel (50% new). Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, and cherry with notes of toasted spices, tobacco and hints of cassis. Fresh and vibrant on the palate, this is a medium-bodied and elegant wine with supple tannins and a very seductive finish.
This is an innovative blend that captures the most beautiful possible expression of the sandstone-derived soils in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Free by design of excessively dramatic varietal fruit, the focus of the wine is on bright minerality, salinity and vibrant natural acidity. Sauvignon blanc 51%, Semillon 25%, Chardonnay 24%
The grapes for this come from two low yielding Stellenbosch vineyards, are hand harvested, fermented with wild yeasts and then raised in large wooden casks. Sustainably made this is a cracking wine for the money and made in a way that is more usual for far more expensive wines. Fresh with full brambly fruits, rustic herby and savoury notes and balanced by fine tannins and natural acidity.
A tight, mineral wine with classic Hamilton Russell Vineyards length and complexity. Prominent pear and lime fruit aromas and flavours are brought beautifully into focus by a tight line of bright natural acid and a long, dry minerality. An elegant, yet textured and intense wine with a strong personality of both place and vintage.
A very inviting South African Pinotage and a good example of this much questioned grape variety, the `bastard son of Pinot Noir`.... Very fragrant with a light touch of purple and black fruits on the nose with a hint of pleasant cough syrup thrown in. With it`s spicy notes and grip it`s a perfect match for that mid-week Chilli con Carne!
Majority Syrah, with the rest Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and a splash of Viognier to round out this exceptional bottle of South African red wine. Lush compote of blueberries, ripe plums, black currants & cherries. Cacao-powdery tannins are abundant, adding texture and complexity seamlessly complementing the vivid dark fruits, alcohol, and acidity.