Region: Bot River
After generations of farming and partnering with nature, the land now offers some of the finest vineyards in the area. Together with a non-conformist approach to winemaking, these vines produce notably balanced, classical and artisanal wines. The farm also grows pears, almonds and olives surrounded by fynbos and abundant birdlife.
“The key component of our 200 yr old water mill is known as a Vitruvian Mill. We wanted to connect this unique wine to the history of the farm. The Beaumont family have been farming the vineyards on the farm since 1974 and it is with this experience and understanding of our unique terroir that we decided to produce this special blend. Our philosophy with all our wines is to produce a pure expression of place. We prefer elegance over power and want this blend to be the sum of its component parts. 50% of the 2012 blend was co fermented to allow the varietals to integrate from a very early stage.” – Sebastian Beaumont
Blend: Mourvèdre, Syrah, Pinotage, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.
Fragrant red berry fruit intensity meets the nose, with a savoury, slightly spicy palate, held together with a good tannin structure.
Sebastian suggests a pasta with Italian sausage, a lovely pairing of earthy spice flavours.