This River, has a lot of significance for us as Thembu people. It represents strength, power, royalty and the never-ending cycle of our lineage and legacy.
As you sip this wine, we invite you to participate in keeping the Madiba spirit alive.
Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
Both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes were sourced from the Robertson Wine Valley. With a long term average rainfall of just 255mm per year, the Breede River supplies us with ample amounts of water for irrigation. These vineyards are planted in deep, rich Tukulu soil. The vineyards are under state of the art drip irrigation that allows us to maintain soil moisture levels optimally in order to produce top quality grapes for the Winemakers.
All grapes were picked at cool night time / early morning temperatures. Juice were fermented in Stainless steel fermenters with regular pump overs. After fermentation the wines were transferred into a French oak regime for 6 months prior to blending and bottling.
This Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot shows off its terroir with rich aromas of plum, blackcurrant and hints of mint and vanilla. The wine has a very smooth texture and a lively fruity aftertaste. This wine has a very soft tannin structure that
Chenin Blanc 55%
The vineyards of the Chenin Blanc is planted in the sandy soils close to the Breede River in the Robertson Wine Valley. With an annual rainfall of about 255mm per year we are dependant on the Breede river to irrigate the vineyards during the summer months. The Chardonnay vineyards are planted in soils on the farm with high natural lime content – the ideal soils for Chardonnay.
The Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay was vinified sepperately using a minimal intervention approach, thus allowing the wine to express true terroir of the
Robertson valley. The grapes were harvested during the cooler evenings, destemmed, crushed and transferred to a fermentation tank. The wine was allowed to ferment until dry. The wine was matured separately for a further 6 months before blending and bottling. Chenin Blanc is unoaked, and the Chardonnay is
This wine has an very fruity nose, citrus upfront and then there are layers of perfume and hints of butterscotch. This very lightly wooded wine with a well balanced structure. Lime and other citrus flavour linger on a nice crisp aftertaste.