Frogitt and Vonkel Private Wine Merchants :: Suppliers of Fine Wines :: South African Wineries Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook

Tourmaline 2013New Releases February 2015

BLAKE'S WINES
Andries & Marinda Blake are the proud owners of Blake Family Wines, a tiny Swartland producer specializing in just two distinct and scrumptious blends. Andries, a renowned and seasoned winemaker has 23 vintages at Rooiberg Winery and notably Swartland Winery under his belt together with 19 years on his own farm. "Blends are an art form, where a winemaker can showcase flair and skill, I can show my passion when creating blends. Blended wines give you a much more complex wine"

TOURMALINE 2013

From the gemstone Tourmaline. This elegant wine is a creamy, barrel fermented Chardonnay (40%), Viognier (30%) and Chenin Blanc (40%) expertly blended. The Chardonnay and the Viognier were fermented in 300 litre French oak. The fresh, fruity unwooded bush vine Chenin Blanc forms the back bone of this wine. Rich and creamy, with an abundance of fruit delivered by the unwooded Chenin. Let it breathe in the glass and wonderful spice and pepper opens to complement the creaminess.Read More

NAUTILUS
NEW ZEALAND
Nautilus Estate wines are carefully crafted; they produce wines that are synonymous with the best in New Zealand. The wines are stylish and individual. Their wines are exported to over 30 countries around the world, and have been consistently recommended by leading sommeliers and connoisseurs. Nautilus is also one of only a handful of wineries licensed to use the prestigious New Zealand Fern brand.

NautilusTWIN ISLANDS SAUVIGNON BLANC – 2014
Marlborough - The clean, fresh and distinctive palate demonstrates Sav Blanc with great aplomb at an everyday price. Read More

NAUTILUS PINOT NOIR – 2012
The 2012 Nautilus Pinot Noir is the perfect example of why the Nautilus brand is well received by those in the know the world over. Refined and balanced, this elegant wine shows good intensity and a lengthy finish. Read More

NAUTILUS PINOT GRIS – 2014
Nautilus Pinot Gris is an opportunity to really change the pace of your white wine explorations. This Italian variety does well in New Zealand as is a personal favourite of the owners at Yalumba. It's also a regular feature for sundowners here at F&V HQ. Read More


NAUTILUS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC – 2014
The 2014 marks the 30th vintage for the Estate, it is a 'serious' style of Sauvignon Blanc, designed to complement food, not over power it. Aromatic and complex on the nose, the palate is mouth-watering and intense with a strong textural component. Read More

OPAWA PINOT NOIR – 2013
The Opawa farm is just off the "golden mile" (an area identified as being the very finest for Marlborough wines).Read More

YalumbaYALUMBA
AUSTRALIA
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements.

YALUMBA THE STAPPER GSM – 2012
The Strapper, Barossa Valley GSM is the wine that the winemakers drink. Read More

YALUMBA BAROSSA BUSH VINE GRENACHE
New World Chateauneuf du Pape! The 2013 is a lively and expressive wine with layers of raspberry compote, cherry paté de fruit and Asian spices, with underlying hints of briar and stalk that help to maintain the wines freshness. Read More

 

 
 

 

Our preferred wine read, Wine Extra. Click on the magazine below to read and subscribe FREE.

January 2015 Edition
Terms and Conditions   Privacy Policy   Return Policy  
Prices and availability subject to change. E&OE | Liquor License: WCP/033891 | Not for sale to persons under the age of 18. Drink Responsibly