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2017 Vergelegen DNA Stellenbosch
A medium to full bodied red from the Western Cape of South Africa. A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with red berry flavours and notes of coffee and chocolate. Smooth tannins and a long finish it's best enjoyed with lamb, beef stew or pasta dishes.The grapes were hand picked, de-stemmed and cold soaked for a week. After fermentation there was a 42 day maceration on the skins followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Finally the wine spent 16 months in 100% new French oak before bottling.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£25.50 / Bottle£21.25 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2020 Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
Classic Sauvignon Blanc from Vergelegen. It presents pronounced notes of passion fruit and gooseberry, which are prominent both in the aroma and on the palate, creating a delightful tropical sensation. Bright and crisp, this juicy wine pairs well with shellfish like oysters, prawns and simply grilled fish such as sea bass. Also great with goats' cheeses and Japanese dishes such as sushi.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£17.15 / Bottle£14.29 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
The 2021 Schaapenberg Sauvignon Blanc boasts a highly aromatic profile, featuring ripe passion fruit, guava, notes of black currant leaf, a hint of lemongrass, and a pronounced minerality. The wine leaves a lasting and refreshing aftertaste. It pairs wonderfully with fresh oysters, sushi, and delicately spiced Thai dishes.These grapes originate from the renowned Schaapenberg Vineyard situated on Schaapenberg Hill. Historically, this hill served as Governor Van der Stels' lookout point for observing ships rounding Cape Point. The single vineyard, spanning 2.5 hectares, was initially planted in 1988 and enjoys a prime location just 6.5 kilometers from False Bay, facing directly south at an elevation of 320 meters above sea level.VINIFICATION: The grapes were carefully hand-picked and then destemmed without undergoing crushing. The destemmed grapes were gently cooled to 8°C and subsequently transferred into the Bucher Inertys Press, a unique press that employs inert gas,
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£20.55 / Bottle£17.13 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2022 BlankBottle Jaaa-Bru Stellenbosch Malbec
100% Malbec
It is juicy and intense, with plentiful blue and black fruit. It also offers a freshness which makes it delightful to drink. On the palate, there is chocolate, orange, violet, and a perfumed quality. Medium-full bodied with gentle tannins, it gives a lovely, rounded mouthfeel.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£38.50 / Bottle£32.08 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2022 Blankbottle Luuks Stellenbosch Helderberg
100% Chardonnay
Luuks is now in its 3rd release, and it just keeps getting better.
The nose is opulent, with smoky notes, combined with cream, biscuits, white flowers and butter. The palate presents a mineral quality, with stone fruits, apple and apricot. Deftly managed oak ageing makes this wine reminiscent of the Burgundian style.
The finish is long and broad. This wine has the ability to go on getting better.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£38.50 / Bottle£32.08 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Vergelegen Chardonnay Reserve
The wine presents an appealing hue of lemony yellow-green, and its nose is a captivating blend of citrus, white peach, pineapple, spices, fragrant citrus blossoms, apricot, and hints of buttered toast. On the palate, it offers a long and graceful experience, accompanied by a lively mineral quality.This wine is currently drinking well, but it also holds the potential for further development over the next decade.VINIFICATION: The grapes were gently pressed as whole bunches without any contact with the skins. The resulting juice, after some clarification, was transferred into barrels for alcoholic fermentation. The barrels consisted of 30% new French oak and 70% second and third-fill barrels. The fermentation process began spontaneously, and after seven days, a pure culture yeast strain was introduced to complete the fermentation, which lasted approximately 15 days. Once the sugar had fully fermented, all 50 barrels were topped up. To preserve optimal acidity and freshnes
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid £14.39 / Bottle £11.99 excl. VAT / Bottle