Even though the first grapes were pressed in the country in 1659, South Africa has always been regarded as a New World wine-producing region. After decades of turbulence, the wine scene has found a new, confident voice and the country is now the source of incredibly exciting, unique wines. Terroir, old vines and a push towards sustainability and inclusion seem to be at the very core of South African wine production. From historical names to a plethora of uber-skilled new winemakers, South African wines reputation and standing is going from strength to strength.
Hailed a curvy, racy beauty from Antonio Galloni and a fascinating wine from Monica Larner, Sassicaia 2017 is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Sassicaia 2017 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. In her preview assessment of the wine, Larner describes incredibly well the tension existing from vintner and vintage and how, like...more
This is the signature wine of Momento, and a Grenache noir with a unique Pinot Noir character. 1/3 whole bunch fermentation, the grapes are picked earlier to retain freshness, this is giving a flowery expression, a certain delicateness and distinction. The palate is graceful and fresh, with a grippy tannic structure, this is a harmonious wine, restrain and mineral. Drink...more
Bottle 75cl £31.74 £21.80
Block A stands on a mixture of granite and clay with a good elevation just inland from False Bay. It is lively in appearance, this wine displays bright aromas of summer blossoms and notes of dried mango. The dry, seamless palate is finely textured and succulent thanks to concentrated fruit flavours and refreshing acidity. Overall this is a beautifully balanced...more
Bottle 75cl £25.08
Bottle 75cl £28.46