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South African wines are a testament to the country’s rich viticultural heritage. Each grape variety grown in the region contributes to the unique character and complexity of the wines. In this section, we delve into the different grape varieties used in South African wines, starting with the blends.

South African Blends

South African blends represent the artistry of winemaking, harmoniously marrying different grape varieties to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. These blends balance the strengths and weaknesses of each grape, resulting in a well-rounded and complex wine. From robust reds to crisp whites, each blend tells a unique story of the land from which it comes. Discover unique blends like the Percheron Shiraz Mourvedre, a red blend that combines the spicy richness of Shiraz with the dark fruit flavours of Mourvedre, or the Reyneke Organic White, a white blend that offers a refreshing mix of citrus and floral notes.

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South African Blanc de Blancs

Welcome to the world of South African Blanc de Blancs, wines of elegance and sophistication crafted exclusively from white grapes. Each bottle in our collection captures the unique terroir of South Africa, offering a refreshing and sophisticated taste experience. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, our South African Blanc de Blancs are sure to delight your palate. Each bottle tells a story of South Africa’s rich wine heritage and the passion and skill of its winemakers. Dive into our selection and discover the elegance of South African Blanc de Blancs. Your journey into the world of fine wines starts here.

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South African Chenin Blanc

South African Chenin Blanc wines are a testament to the country’s rich viticultural history and unique terroir. These wines are characterised by their robust flavour profiles, complexity, and depth. The Chenin Blanc grape, in particular, has gained popularity due to its unique characteristics. It offers fresh, citrusy, and fruity aromas, with medium to high acidity levels that create a balanced flavour. The flavour profile often involves aromatic notes of apple, pear, peach, honey, and apricot, with a touch of sweet and spicy herbaceousness. Its versatility makes it a perfect match for a variety of dishes, from spicy Asian cuisine to grilled seafood and light creamy sauce pasta dishes.

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South African Cinsault

Cinsault, a red wine grape variety originally from southern France, has found a new home in South Africa’s diverse terroirs. Celebrated for its low tannin levels and high acidity, Cinsault is often used in blends but also shines as a standalone varietal. South African Cinsault wines are known for their bright fruit flavours, balanced acidity, and a complexity that keeps wine enthusiasts coming back for more. Our collection includes gems like the Percheron Old Vine Cinsault, a testament to the depth and complexity that old vineyards can bring to a wine, and the Seriously Cool Cinsault, a wine that lives up to its name with its refreshing and vibrant profile.

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South African Clairette Blanche

The Clairette Blanche grape is a hidden gem in the world of wine. Known for its unique and complex flavour profiles, this rare grape variety produces wines with excellent ageing potential. Our selection of Clairette Blanche wines, such as the Daschbosch Avon Clairette Blanche, offers a unique taste experience with subtle leesy and fresh aromas, and a delightful blend of greengage and citrus fruit flavours. These wines are versatile, pairing well with a variety of dishes, from light meat dishes to zesty salads and seasonal seafood. Our Clairette Blanche grapes come from the Breedekloof region in South Africa, grown on 41-year-old vines using a bush vine trellis system, ensuring the highest quality of our wines.

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South African Grenache

Grenache, a robust and flavourful grape variety, has found a perfect home in the sun-drenched vineyards of South Africa. Originally from Spain, this grape has adapted well to the warm, dry climate of South Africa, producing wines that are rich, full-bodied, and brimming with character. Our collection of South African Grenache wines tells a unique story of the land, the climate, and the dedicated winemakers. A standout in our collection is the Here & There Grenache Blanc, a beautiful expression of Grenache Blanc that thrives in the granite-rich, sandy soils of Swartland. The wine is ripe and spicy, with floral notes and hints of apricot and peach. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious beginner, our collection of South African Grenache wines offers something for everyone.

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South African Malbec

South African Malbec wines are a testament to the country’s ability to produce world-class wines. Crafted with passion and precision, these wines offer a unique taste profile that sets them apart. The Malbec grapes are grown in the granite-rich alluvial soils of the Swartland region, resulting in low yields and small concentrated berries packed with flavour. The winemaking process adds complexity and tannin structure to the wine, making it versatile and a great choice for pairing with a variety of dishes. A shining example of South African Malbec is the Here & There Malbec by winemaker Ryno Booysen, a wine that’s vegetarian and vegan-friendly, and free from other allergens, except for sulphites.

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South African Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre, a grape variety known for its deep colour and robust flavours, finds a unique expression in the terroir of South Africa. The warm climate and rich soils of the region allow this grape to thrive, producing wines that are complex, full-bodied, and rich in flavour. A standout wine in our collection is the Spice Route Swartland Mourvèdre, a wine that encapsulates the essence of South African Mourvèdre. It offers a meaty and savoury aroma, tangy red fruit and blackberry flavours, and pronounced spice and herbal notes. Each bottle of South African Mourvèdre tells a story of the land, the climate, and the skilled winemakers who craft these exceptional wines.

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South African Pinotage

South African Pinotage wines are as diverse as they are delightful, each bottle telling a unique story of the terroir, the vineyard, and the skilled winemakers. Known for their versatility, Pinotage wines pair beautifully with a wide range of dishes, from hearty meats to rich pasta dishes, and even chocolate or berry desserts. One standout wine in our selection is the Chocoholic Pinotage by Darling Cellars, a sensory delight with enticing aromas of Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, and red plum. The production of Pinotage is a careful process that combines traditional winemaking techniques with modern innovations, offering a unique opportunity to explore a style of wine that is truly unique to South Africa.

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South African Sauvignon Blanc

South African Sauvignon Blanc is a testament to the country’s rich winemaking history and the dedication of its winemakers. Known for its crisp, fresh flavours, this grape variety has found a unique expression in the diverse terroirs of South Africa. A standout example is the False Bay Sauvignon Blanc, a wine born out of a desire to make ‘real’ wine affordable. This wine is crafted with minimal intervention, letting the natural character of the grapes shine through. Today, Waterkloof’s Cellar Master Nadia Barnard continues this tradition, producing a Sauvignon Blanc that is authentic and imbued with natural acidity and intensity from cool, windswept, coastal vineyards.

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South African Shiraz

South African Shiraz wines are celebrated for their full-bodied, spicy character that is both complex and inviting. The unique terroir of South Africa’s wine regions, from the Rhône-like climate of Paarl to the robust character of Swartland, contributes to the distinctive taste profile of these wines. A standout in our collection is the Jam Jar Shiraz by Indaba Wines, a wine that perfectly encapsulates the quality and character of South African Shiraz. With aromas of ripe blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, coupled with dark chocolate undertones, it strikes a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Choosing a South African Shiraz means choosing a wine that reflects the rich diversity and exceptional quality of South Africa’s wine regions.

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South African Syrah

South African Syrah, also known as Shiraz, is a wine that truly reflects the country’s unique terroir. The diverse climate and soil types in South Africa produce Syrah wines that are as varied as they are delightful. Known for their robust and spicy character, these wines often exhibit notes of dark fruit, such as blackberries and plums, complemented by hints of pepper and spice. One standout wine in our collection is the False Bay Syrah, a testament to the quality and character of South African Syrah, offering a harmonious blend of dark fruit flavours and spicy undertones. The winemaking process, which combines traditional and modern techniques, ensures that each bottle of Syrah truly reflects the spirit and terroir of South Africa.

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Chardonnay: South Africa’s White Wine Gem

Discover the rich and versatile world of South African Chardonnay. This illustrious grape variety, flourishing in the diverse landscapes of South Africa, brings forth a range of wines that captivate the palate. From the sun-kissed vineyards of Stellenbosch to the cooler coastal regions, each Chardonnay reflects the unique terroirs of its origin. Our selection showcases the exquisite craftsmanship of South African winemakers, offering a symphony of flavors from creamy and oak-infused to crisp and mineral-rich profiles. Perfect for pairing with a variety of cuisines, these Chardonnays are sure to enhance any dining experience. Explore our curated collection and let each bottle transport you to the beautiful wine regions of South Africa.

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