First awarded to the Danish settler Claas Mayboom by Governor van der Stel all the way back in 1720, De Grendel van de Tijgerberg was bought by the iconic South African businessman and politician Sir David De Villiers Graaff in 1890 to be used as a breeding and resting ground for his prized Arab horses. His horses’ health began to deteriorate in the wet climate of Newlands, and on the advice of his veterinarian, he was told to find more suitable stabling. As the story goes, he undertook a trip by ox wagon to Muizenberg. Arriving, the South Easter was blowing and the beach was filled with blue bottles and smelly sea grass. He immediately turned north and arrived at the farm, on the slopes of the Tygerberg. He loved the site and bought it to house his horses. De Grendel means “the latch” in Dutch. This farm was historically the gateway on the route to the inland settlements of Durbanville and Stellenbosch.
De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2020
The wine has an intense and deep colour. Enticing nose of red berry fruits and delicate touches of morels. Elegant entry with subtle aromas of strawberry and
cherry, followed by the wine’s tannin making itself felt, and finally the finish shows delicious persistence
8 in stock.
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