SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa has always been regarded as a New World wine producing region, despite the fact that the first grapes were pressed for winemaking in 1659. The Modern South African wine industry as we know it today could be said to be little over a decade old; apartheid rule isolated the country from international trading for decades and there have been remarkable developments and a rapid catch up since the advent of democracy in 1994. Between1995 to 1997 alone, exports increased by 335%.

There are now over 600 wine producers in South Africa, a figure that has doubled since 2000, and the country is now the ninth largest producer of wines worldwide. Empowerment has also been a key element in the development and today over 100,000 people from historically disadvantaged groups are now employed in the wine industry.

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2013 Chardonnay

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards

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Case 6 x 75cl £160.08

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2017 Tinta Barocca

Momento

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Bottle 75cl £27.08

Case of 6 £162.48

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2017 Tinta Barocca, Momento

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2017 Chardonnay

Mulderbosch

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Bottle 75cl £14.08

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2017 Chardonnay, Mulderbosch

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2017 Chenin/Verdelho

Momento

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Bottle 75cl £28.26

Case of 6 £169.56

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Chenin Blanc is one of the major white grape variety in South Africa, while Verdelho has a long history originally for the production of fortified wines. The granite of Voor Paardeberg provide the flesh and the briny core of the palate, while the Verdelho will bring tension and length to the blend. 10 months in used Oak. Drink now to...

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2017 Chenin/Verdelho, Momento

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2016 Grenache

Momento

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Bottle 75cl £28.46

Case of 6 £170.76

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A firm favourite, with a beautiful bouquet of Morello cherry and red fruits. This is a very precise and delicate wine showing great skill by the winemaker, delicious!Armit Wines  

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2016 Grenache, Momento

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2016 Tinta Barocca

Momento

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Bottle 75cl £30.34

Case of 6 £182.04

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Aromas of purple plums, cherries and sweet spicy tea leaves combined with a supple richness on the palate. Juicy mid palate with tones of blackcurrant coated by a youthful tannin texture which will allow this wine to mature for many years to come. Armit Wines

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2016 Tinta Barocca, Momento

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2017 Grenache

Momento

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Bottle 75cl £31.74

Case of 6 £190.38

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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...

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2017 Grenache, Momento

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2012 Vin de Constance

Klein Constantia

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Case of 6 x 37.5cl £296.04

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2014 Laurence Graff Reserve

Delaire Graff

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Bottle 75cl £354.68

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SOUTH AFRICAN WINE

There is so much variety when it comes to South African wines; from fruity whites to full bodied reds. Armit Wines proudly imports different varieties from across South Africa – discover our full South African wine list today.

South African wine regions

Stellenbosch is a great place to start when it comes to South African wine. The centre of the country’s winemaking world, established in 1679, the region is best known for producing South African red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage. The climate is tempered by the nearby Atlantic Ocean and drier than South Africa’s other wine-producing regions. Can you scent and taste all that in a 2009 Grand Vin?

At the other end of the scale – and on the other side of Cape Town – is Swartland. Warmer than Stellenbosch, it’s also the country’s youngest wine producing region and famous for its South African white wines like this 2013 Aristargos from David & Nadia.

Producers of South African wine

Located in Stellenbosch, the Mulderbosch winery is owned and operated by winemaker Adam Mason and his team. Building on a reputation for quality, especially in their white wines, the team has taken things a step further recently by creating special releases of single-vineyard Chenin Blancs and even a Cabernet Sauvignon rosé.

In Delaire Graff, you’ll find the fusion of two South African success stories: wine and diamonds. When Laurence Graff OBE, Graff Diamonds’ chairman, acquired the Delaire vineyards in 2003, winemaker Morné Vrey began to produce award-winning Bordeaux, Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs like this 2017 Sauvignon – which Armit Wines has been proudly importing to the UK since 2012.

Browse our South African wines list online today.

 

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