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It was our desire to produce a Bordeaux Blend and so we planted the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. These vines were planted on carefully selected sites and took 9 years to reach maturity. The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts and left for 5 weeks on their skins. The wine was then barrel aged for two years followed by four years of bottle maturation.R163.00
This wine is a typical Bordeaux blend, with power of the Cabernet Sauvignon and the elegance of the Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Cigar box and blackberry flavour are very prominent. The subtle oaking adds complexity and structure to this wine.R70.00
100% of the profit is donated to the children of Die Herberg Kinderhuis. Thunderchild is made by sympathetic cellars. 100% the grapes for this blend is grown on the orphanage grounds and Only true audited costs are remunerated, time and effort cannot be recompensed.
THUNDERCHILD – 50% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon & 22% Cabernet Franc
Created by using the ancient technique of fermenting uncrushed berries with native yeast from the grapes. Bottled without finings or filtration after aging for one year in French barrels. A further 12 months of bottle aging took place prior to release.R95.00
Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional in perfect harmony. Opulent plums and black cherries withR165.00
cigar box and vanilla spicing. Matured for 24 months in new oak. Vibrant, elegant, already showing
silky accessibility but with a long life ahead.
Rietvallei EstÃ©anna 2010 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It is a full-bodied, complex wine with excellent fruit and wood integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar allows this wine to express its terroir to the fullest. Deep, ruby red in colour. Expressive cherry and cassis aromas on the nose with delicate hints of violets. On the palate, the cherry flavours persist with just a hint of vanilla and cedar and a good lift of acidity. The tannins are sumptuous making this is a wellrounded wine which is showing beautifully in its youth but which has the structure and fruit to mature for a good 10+ years.R245.00
This Bordeaux style blend has a well-balanced elegance with round smooth tannins with hints of mint. On the nose you will have ripe brambleberries finished off with notes of mulberries.R190.00
Only 1200 bottles of this handcrafted wine are being released.