Wines South Africa
‘282 Elgin Ridge’ range
Elgin Ridge is 282 metres above sea level, so it seemed appropriate to name this organic wine by the altitude of the vines planted.
Sweet pear, blackcurrant on the nose while on the palate flavours of candied citrus, pear, sweet melon, lime undertone with rich and textured finish and well-integrated acid.
This Sauvignon Blanc has upfront ripe pineapple and blackcurrant fruit aromatics. 12% of this wine was aged in concrete eggs and this adds to the balance of the acid in this wine. ACCOLADES – Silver at the International Organic Awards
This Pinot Noir has a bright ruby colour and displays a raspberry and dark cherry fruit core with subtle hints of floral scent. On the palate, the acid adds an uplifting freshness to the cherry fruits and floral scent. The texture is silky with well integrated juicy tannins. ACCOLADES – 93/100 Greg Sherwood MW – 94/100 Jamie Goode – Gold at the International Organic Wine Awards
This Chardonnay starts off with fresh and linear lime tension and opens up to sweet satsuma and candied citrus. The pithy texture keeps the sweet citrus fruits tightly knit at first. With more oxygen entering the wine in your glass, the pithy texture opens up to a velvet-like mouthfeel and leaves you with a wine that will continue to change in aroma expression as time passes. ACCOLADES – 93/100 Greg Sherwood MW – 92/100 Vinous (Neal Martin) – 4.5 stars Platters
The Chaos White 2018 is made from 68% Sauvignon Blanc and 32% Sémillon. An element of this wine was fermented on the skins for 6 days before pressed to barrel at approximately 10 Balling. Starts off with sweet pear, apricot and elderflower and dry hay around the edges. This develops into fennel with a green tea and ginger undertone. The pallet has a pithy edge, yet coated with an oily, multi-layered and textured mouthfeel. Don’t be too rushed in finishing this bottle. Once opened, the flavours will continue to change over time. Drinking temperature: 16ºC. ACCOLADES 94/100 Christian Eedes
‘CRUNCH!’ wine range
This Pinot Noir was made for everyday drinking pleasure. 50% whole bunch natural fermentation and aged for 7 months in concrete egg before bottling. With aromatics of intense raspberries and cranberries that carries over to the pallet with a salinity that leaves your mouth watering for more.
CRUNCH! Sauvignon Blanc 2018 This Sauvignon Blanc was made for everyday drinking pleasure. Clonal selection was done to amplify the lime and citrus fruit freshness in this wine. Natural fermentation in stainless steel and aged for 9 months on the lees before bottling.
Marion’s Vineyards Methode Cap Classique
In 2010 Marion asked her husband, Brian, to make her some MCC. Her exact words were ‘what’s the point in a girl having her own vineyard if she can’t have her own bubbly’. Brian agreed on the condition that the wine would not be released until at least 5 years old. The result is a wine of distinct individuality. The 2011 VINTAGE is 83% Pinot Noir and 17% Chardonnay and was matured for 2 years in old French barrels followed by 3 years in bottle. Zero Dosage. The 2012 VINTAGE is 78% Chardonnay and 22% Pinot Noir, matured for 2 years in old French barrels followed by 3 years in bottle. Zero Dosage. The 2013 VINTAGE is 100% Chardonnay, matured for 2 years in old French barrels followed by 3 years in bottle. Zero Dosage.
the. Cabernet Franc 2015
Can South Africa produce a world class Cabernet Franc, capable of holding its own against the best of the Loire? Two South African winemakers said yes – and then they set out to prove it. the. story starts in 2013, when Niels Verburg of Luddite Wines in Bot River and Brian Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines in the Elgin Valley met for lunch at Terroirs, just off Trafalgar Square in London. “We can produce a far better wine than this” one stated, referring to the bottle of Saumur Champigny they were drinking, and thus began the collaboration and creation of the. Read the rest of the. story.