Aslina Wines is the realisation of a dream for South Africa’s first black woman winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela. Launched in 2016, the Aslina brand is named after Ntsiki’s grandmother, whose care and guidance provided her with the inspiration and vision to succeed.
Ntsiki’s ambition to create quality wines, after 13 years as winemaker and ambassador for Stellekaya Wines, Ntsiki continued her journey of inspiration by starting her own brand, Aslina Wines was born.
Umsasane being an umbrella tree, grandmother’s nickname. As umbrella tree gives shade and protect what is under it, so as grandmother’s characters to all who were near her. The bold structure, smoothness and complexity of this wine relates to the characters of Aslina, as the matriarch of the family.
This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and petit Verdot. This is a full-bodied wine with layers of fruits and plummy characters. Good bold structure, tight ripe tannins, and a good balance of wood, acidity and fruit gives this wine a long, lingering finish.