Only fruit selected from their oldest Chenin Blanc vineyard, planted in 1978, is used for this wine. Barrel fermentation takes place in 400L French oak using only natural yeasts. Careful selection and use of oak results in perfect balance between wood aroma and fruit flavour, not wanting too much wood to overpower the Chenin grape character. No malolactic fermentation takes place in order to keep the freshness of the wine's acidity.The wine is kept on its gross lees for 10 months with regular batonage, giving the wine a richer and fuller palate. A great food wine that promises ageing ability.
75cl bottle £20.95
The Sadies' outstanding white blend mixes Chenin Blanc with Roussanne, Clairette Blanche and Viognier from a dozen different vineyards, using more Roussanne than in 2013. Old oak, full malolactic and layer upon layer of complex flavours distinguish the wine, with baking spices, apple pie, stone fruit, honey and a core of chiselled acidity. 95 pts - Tim Atkin.
75cl bottle £24.95
Chenin Blanc , Roussanne, Viognier, Clairette Blanche and Sémillon come together, from twelve different vineyards up to 50 years old, to form one of the Swartland's finest white blends. 17/20 - Jancis Robinson.
75cl bottle £25.95
12 bottle case £260.00
Eagles' Nest, located on the crest of Constantia Nek pass, is nestled at the foot of the awe inspiring Table Mountain. This boutique, family-owned vineyard has, in recent years gained a striking reputation for both its beauty and award winning wines including 5 stars from Platter's.
A cool climate Shiraz giving a pepper toned nose complemented with black cherry fruit, subtle violets and hints of rich cured meat. On the palate these aromas materialise with crushed pepper and black berry fruits remaining the driving force. Soft, integrated tannins and a structured mid-palate follow through to a long, elegant and satisfying finish.
75 cl bottle £26.99
Fans of Uva Mira Chardonnay, the wine that launched Vincisive, will be delighted to know that the maker of that fabulous wine has now ventured out on his own with just 3 barrels of a world class Chardonnay. With fruit from the Helderberg and Elgin, Matthew has yet again demonstrated the talent that won him the young winemaker of the year award in 2011. This is a sensational re-introduction to Matthew's style. Achieving Platter's maximum 5 star rating with a debut wine is a massive accomplishment and we are delighted to have Matthew back in our portfolio.
75cl bottle £23.95
The Mullineux have been making wine with this fruit since 2004 - it used to go into one of the reds at Tulbagh Mountain Vineyards - and you can see why they rate it so highly. Floral, structured and pepper spicy, with a thrilling core of minerality, this Syrah is effortlessly complex and set for a long life in bottle. Beautifully focused. Drink: 2015-25
75cl bottle £60.00
1.5L magnum £120.00
Chenin Blanc based white blends from the Swartland are fast becoming an outstanding category, due in no small part to the excellence of winemakers such as the Mullineux family and their consistently outperforming wines. The Chenin Blanc content has been increased slightly again this year to 80% with Clairette offering 13% to the blend and the balance from Viognier, which gives it a gorgeous floral lift.
75cl bottle £16.50
From the finely structured decomposed granite and clay soils of the Domaine in Hemel-en-Aarde. Pure and precise characters of fragrant cherries, currants, earthiness, and spice. The perfume and silky smooth tannins are complemented by depth provided by the red clay deeper in the soil. The emphasis is on fragrance, reconciling power with grace, and is quite a diverse expression from the substance and muscle of the wines Newton Johnson make from Elgin. With several years of consecutive Platter 5 star ratings this wine is developing a superb track record of delivering consistent quality at a level that should make Burgundy sit up and take notice.
Comprised of grapes from 3 vineyard sites within the farm, with each block having a widely varied exposure to the sun, this is a compelling Chardonnay from the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde valley. Elegant and complex with a steely acidity forming the core of a wine that offers mouth-watering citrus flavours with some sweet spice framed by judicious oak. Give this a couple of years and it will rock!
75cl bottle £24.50
12 bottle case £260.00