An outstanding wine from Diemersdal Estate ( 1698 ) crafted by Thys Louw and team. Six generations of the Louw family sharing the same fiery passion for excellence has made Diemersdal wines world-renowned today. The distinct terroir of the Durbanville wine valley with its diverse soils and slopes provide the optimum conditions for making premium-quality wines with prominent varietal character. The dryland vineyards develop concentrated flavours, uniformly ripened by the cooling sea breezes from the Atlantic Ocean. The vines are rooted in deep red Hutton soils on north-facing slopes, catching the southerly breezes of summer and the frontal winds that punish the Cape from the north in winter. Cool growing conditions on exposed aspects, as well as the practice of dryland farming, sees the fruit develop slowly, drawing maximum varietal expression on the vine. The result is tight bunches of small berries, ideal for making wines of structure, elegance and refinement. A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. The wine matured for eighteen months in French Oak barrels, 25% of which were new. Dark chocolate and cedar aromas appear first on the nose followed by notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust yet sweet tannins and a broad range of flavours carried along by the richness of its oak and vanilla notes. It is long and smooth now, with an intriguing character that will continue to develop between now and 2026. Serve with hearty beef dishes such as lamb casserole and mashed potatoes.
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Making wine runs in the family at Diemersdal. Six generations of winemakers with one passion have made fine wines at the Estate since the 1800’s. Today, Diemersdal is renowned for its award-winning range of red and white wines enjoyed locally and exported to the far corners of the globe.