SMALL PARCELS ( 12 bottles – 2 whites, 2 reds, 3 of each ) R1593.00 inc
BESTER Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2020 R137 per bottle BESTER is a limited range of elegantly crafted Swartland wines that have been developed by Zakkie Bester, a well-known wine personality who, as proud Swartlander, can trace his roots back to his ancestor Andreas Bester who settled in Malmesbury in the 1700s. Zakkie was cellarmaster at Riebeek Wynkelder for many years, and now makes small batches of wine for his own label. We loved the sheer deliciousness of this wine!
Packed with upfront tropical fruit, the bouquet charms with an abundance of lime, grapefruit, and white pear, followed by lingering wildflower aromas. These full fruit flavours follow through onto the palate, balanced by a crisp acidity and striking minerality. A fresh vintage with plenty of maturation potential. The perfect wine to enjoy with summer food or as an aperitif on its own. Also pairs well with mild curries or spicy food. Serve well chilled.
RUSTENBERG Wild ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2019 R142 per bottle In 1941 Peter and Pamela Barlow bought Rustenberg, later acquiring Schoongezicht nextdoor. This grand, historic property was established in 1682. Their son Simon took over the running of the farm in 1987. Simon’s son, Murray, joined the running of the farm with his father in 2012. The Barlows have been at Rustenberg for over 75 years: the longest period any one family has owned the farm. Renowned for their red wines, they also make outstanding white wine. This is a once-off lightly oaked Sauvignon which was fermented with no yeast inoculation. It is softly tropical with a nice streak of lime running through it, making it ideal to drink with fried Kingklip & new asparagus with lemon- butter sauce.
WITHINGTON Malbec 2020 R141 per bottle
In South Africa Malbec accounts for less than 0.05% of total vineyard plantings. Withington Malbec really is fabulous. Created by Charles Withington, personality extra-ordinaire, wine merchant and owner of the Darling Wine Shop. Taste the lovely berry flavours and sense the voluptuous elegance of this wine, and you will understand. Its purple-ruby colour is inviting, the aroma has generous cherry tobacco and blueberry on it, then follows a delicious, mouthfilling, juicy flavour with a soft texture. Although young, it is delicious now but will be better in three to five years. Serve with a bacon, red pepper & feta pizza and your night will be made!
DU TOITSKLOOF Nebbiolo 2016 R111 per bottle
Nebbiolo is an Italian variety whose name is derived from the word Nebbia, meaning mist. Du Toitskloof’s winemaker returned from Northern Italy with the vision to make Nebbiolo there. Grapes were sourced from along the river which is well known for achieving dense and thick early morning fog in the winter months. Since making the Italian variety in 2004, Du Toitskloof remain one of only a few select wineries in South Africa to produce it. This deep coloured, full-flavoured wine shows aromas of dark cherry and aniseed whilst erupting with the seductively scented bouquet & flavour of violets and roses. Subtle nuances of new leather and oaky undertones that finish with sweet ripe tannins. Great with pork belly and roast fennel bulbs or roast beef and gravy. Drink now – 2025.