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New Releases October 2014

RADFORD DALE - TWOGH
Radford Dale Frankenstein 2013Radford Dale is the premium label for The Winery of Good Hope, a Stellenbosch based winery that boasts the highest number of 4 Star and Above wines currently in the Platter Guide. The brain-child of Burgundy raised Alex Dale, TWOGH produce wines of exceptional quality in the traditions of the Rhone and Burgundy in France.

FRANKENSTEIN 2013
100% Pinotage
Brought about by the stubborn belief that Pinotage can make great wine. In essence, the wine was made with it's parentage in mind: Pinot Noir. Grapes were hand picked, hand sorted and then destemmed and lightly crushed. .... Read More

Natte Valleij Wines
Granted in 1715, the historical Natte Valleij and its grand old Cape Dutch buildings have been home to quite a few interesting people & has produced its fair share of fine Cape wines. Everything is kept to tradition – the wines are picked, bottled, corked and labelled by hand – it is a family affair with everyone being pulled in to assist at busy times.

The wines are boutique and exceptional with a few meeting F&V's exacting standards. Our customers have been thrilled with this producers' Cinsault in recent months. Great stories and award-winning wines are the order of the day at Natte Valleij!

POW 2010
4 years of trail, error, and refinement went into the creation of this blend before it was felt good enough to bring to market.
P.O.W. stands for "Prisoner of War" and this beautiful wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Petit Verdot. An Italian prisoner of War - captured in Abyssinia by South African troops, was exiled to the Cape to spend the duration of the war on the grounds of Natte Valleij.... Read More

Canevel
Canevel means "tiny family cellar" or "a small corner of the winery where secrets are jealously guarded" in Venetian dialect – you choose your favourite! This beautiful winery is based in Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene. It was founded in 1979 by the Caramel family and the estate is now managed by last-generation Carlo Caramel. Canevel counts on a fine collection of Prosecco Cru grapes that are scattered throughout the villages of Saccol, Vidor and Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene. They are one of the "Selected Estates of Europe" and we are the first and only to have the privilege of representing them in SA.
Prosecco is often very popular with those who don't care for Champagne. This is due to different flavour profiles of the grapes used and the fact secondary fermentation is done in the steel tanks and NOT in the bottle (as with Champagne). Thus the toasted yeast flavours of Champagne are not present in the cleaner and fresher style of Prosecco.

Brut Spumante
Off dry, lower-alcohol (11%), light-bodied sparkling wine. The main thing here is the ease in which one drinks it. It is insanely delicious and approachable. Made exclusively from Prosecco grapes... Read More

Extra dry brut spumante
Added to our import order for 2014 following a sensational response from The Wine Show JHB. The producer was exhibiting at the show and brought the Extra Dry to see how the South African palate responded... Read More

Gabrielskloof Wine Estate
Gabrielskloof has been one of our top selling producers since we first listed their red bland some 6 years ago. They'd be our "top sellers" if they made more wine… which they refuse to!

Gabrielskloof noble late harvest PackBeing situated in the up-and-coming cool climate ward of Botrivier gives them two great advantages. Firstly, the remoteness of these vineyards from othersmeans they are totally virus-free. Secondly, the cooler climate gives the wines a unique character that stands Gabrielskloof vertical Packapart from other SA wards.

Gabrielskloof vertical Pack
Consists of two bottles each of their famous 2009, 2010 and 2011 red blend, The Blend... Read More

Gabrielskloof noble late harvest Pack
Consists of 6 bottles in a pack. Each bottle comes in its own individual box and is decorated with a ribbon...Read More

 

Frogitt & Vonkel Festive Packs
A little something, to make your life easier, we have carefully put together a selection of our best wines to suit a variety of requests when entertaining over the festive season.

Included are 6 of our most esteemed estates' reds, whites, bubbles, port and a party starter!
So now you don't have to worry about running around at the busiest time of the year - trying to find the perfect wine to suit everyone's needs at the table! Packs are very limited and delivery is guaranteed before the 25th of December, if you buy before the cut-off item, so grab at least two before the neighbours come over!

Premium Pack includes a printed menu ..Read More
x 2 Kronendal Mirari
x 2 Amani Kamili
x 2 Amani Poppy Blush
x 2 Catchpole & Co Chenin Blanc
x 2 Tanzanite Rose
x 2 Radford Dale Vine Dried Viognier

WC Pack..Read More
x 2 Catchpole & Co Chenin Blanc
x 2 Catchpole & Co Cabernet Sauvignon
x 2 Catchpole & Co Chardonnay
x 2 Catchpole & Co Pinotage
x 1 Tanzanite Rose
x1 Radford Dale Vine Dried Viognier

Lacourte Godbillon Champagne
This is a tiny family-owned estate in the heart of Champagne in the village of Ecueil (situated in Montagne de Reims, between Reims and Epernay). Monsieur Lacourte is a 5th Generation winemaker and has been the driving force and passion behind some of the best Champagne Frogitt & Vonkel has ever had. His cellar is built under the family home and all the bottles are turned by hand twice a day personally. His children now run the farm and we have remained loyal to them and their fabulous Champagnes for well 10 years now.

Brut
LG Brut has become a firm favourite in the Frogitt & Vonkel family and, as always, is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. This is a true representation of why Champagne is loved by so many! ... Read More

Brut Reserve
This is distinguished & balanced like a Louis Armstrong solo (the winemaker's favourite jazz artist). The Brut Reserve has been refined for an additional 3 years in the cellar under the Lacourte family home ... Read More

Millesime 2007
This is formed slowly with all the attention of a 'Stradivarius' violin. Made only from an exceptional harvest; the Millesime is the result of Jean-Guy Lacourte's great experience with equal amounts of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay ... Read More

Rosé
Magnificent, delectable, insanely wonderful, this bubbly Rose is 100% Pinot Noir – one of the most difficult and exceptional Champagnes to get right. It is pale salmon in colour and expresses a predominance of red fruits... Read More

Cuvee Vanite
This magnificent blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay and is golden yellow in colour. The nose is very expressive with white blossoms bringing an elegant touch in perfect harmony with white stone fruits... Read More

Demi Sec NV
Our Directors' favourite! This delicious and exceptionally popular off-dry champagne unveils a gorgeous nose of red fruit and floral notes from the predominance of Pinot Noir... Read More

Radford Dale Black Rock and Gravity Magnums

THE WINERY
An old time favourite is back from the Winery of Good Hope!
Burgundy trained wine maker Alex Dale has created a superb range of wines, mainly for export, under his smart and stylish labels, Radford Dale and Good Hope. The Winery is the only SA producer boasting 14 wines each, with 4 or more Platter stars. An enviable achievement!

These magnums are extremely limited release and ONLY available from F&V worldwide. Individually packed in wodden boxes… minimum order of 3 bottles.

Black Rock Red 2005 Magnums!
The vibrant and immensely lively purple hue of this wine shines out of the glass. Its intricate spice and wild bush aromas grab your curiosity, whilst preparing the senses for a highly individual and aromatic palate... Read More

Radford Dale Gravity 2006 Magnums!
Each varietal contributes its unique facets; the Shiraz its persevering spiciness and its gutsy, supple body, the Cabernet its blueberry backbone and dense, ripe tannins, the Merlot's deep red-berry fruit and suave mouth-feel and the invisible ... Read More

 
 

 

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