September Curated Wine Box

Includes

  • IONA Mr P – 2016
  • ALMENKERK LACE VINEYARD SELECTION 2013
  • MOYA MEAKER SYRAH 2013
  • TERRA MADRE POMME CLASSIQUE 2009
  • ONEIRIC SAUVIGNON BLANC
  • LOTHIAN VINEYARDS ISOBEL ROSE

IONA Mr P – 2016

One of  the many sophisticated wines from Iona wine estate. Showing all the character of a classic, high quality Pinot Noir at an affordable price. Andrew and Rozy Gunn’s sustainable farming practices on the coolest vineyard in the Cape (420 m above sea level) produce a range of world-class wines.

Tasting notes – Beautiful ripe strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and sweet spice on the nose, with subtle hints of forest floor and wild mushrooms. The wine is fresh with vibrant acidity and a long textured, savoury finish. It is an excellent combination of Old meets New World!


ALMENKERK LACE VINEYARD SELECTION 2013

An easily accessible,  elegant, excellent value for money wine with good structure. The Van Almenkerk family’s commitment to the production of quality wines is reinforced with each new vintage release.

Tasting Notes: Syrah, Merlot, Cabarnet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier aged for 23 months in French barriques. Natural acidity and purity of fruit – typical of Elgin’s cool terroir – make for an elegant wine with a lingering finish.


MOYA MEAKER SYRAH 2013

From David and Genevieve Curls beautiful farm in Elgin, a stunning example of Syrah made by Damien Landouar in a style which reinforces his minimal intervention winemaking philosophy – allowing the terrior and fruit to exhibit their true character.

Moya Meaker Syrah 2013
Elgin (14.5%)

Ripe, textured and showing some appealing bottle development, David Curl’s second release shows cola and clove spice aromas, some blackberry jam on the palate, a twist of the pepper grinder and nicely understated oak.

91 Points – Tim Atkin


TERRA MADRE POMME CLASSIQUE 2009

Dry Elgin Cider

In 2005 Terra Madre launched the first vintage bottle fermented cider in South Africa. Made in the same time honoured method as Normandy cider, only the finest Elgin apples are hand picked, gently pressed and fermented, with secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle.

Tasting Notes: A delicate mousse with  creamy toastiness from lengthy maturation on the lees. Green apple and brioche nuances. Alcohol of 8.7 % and low sulphur content. 6000 bottles produced. Each bottle is numbered by hand and represents a commitment to quality. An honest artisanal labour of love.


ONEIRIC SAUVIGNON BLANC

 

A good expression of the elegant cool climate sauvignon blancs of the region from the Pascall Family’s stunning farm in the heart of Elgin.

Tasting notes: A fragrant nose with concentrated acidity, intensity and freshness. Aged in bottle for 3 years – an elegant soft and fruit-driven wine

Double Gold CWSA 2016


LOTHIAN VINEYARDS ISOBEL ROSE

 

Elegant wines crafted by Richard Kershaw from an opulent estate on the banks of the Palmiet River owned by the Wilson family.

Tasting Notes: Mourvedre grape. Made in a dry style. Succulent fruit aromas give way to bold cherry and dark plum, while lingering pomegranate and sweet anise leave the palate with a refreshing acidity in this sophisticated dry rose.