Region: Perdeberg Mountain, Swartland
What a triumph has been achieved by Alex Dale and Edouard Labeye, his French partner at The Winery Of Good Hope in Stellenbosch. The antithesis of the big, heavy blockbuster wines that pervade the top-end these days.
Cultivars: Syrah; Carignan; Cinsault
This wine is deep purple in colour with expressive aromas of black forest fruits, pepper and spice and an inviting palate with bags of flavour including black berries, black plums and cherries layered over smooth tannins and savoury toasty notes. A gentle, yet lingering finish.
Pair with a rustic stew of vegetables, chickpeas and slow roasted pork.