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New Releases August 2015

ECho Of G.2011ECHO OF G.2011
Possibly the softest, yet most complex, South African wine you will have tasted to date. Bordeauxbeating SA excellence.

4 G. wines is a project of world-beating quality, uncompromising in craftsmanship, detail and precision. "The First Growth of the Cape", it's an example of what South African wine can achieve where only the very finest is used and no expense is spared.

But does it work? Is the wine really that good? Yes.

F&V have reached "Sell Out" on each vintage since the maiden release in 2010. In a recent trade tasting by Falstaff magazine (German language) the 2011 & 2012 vintages of G. were tasted blind against iconic 100 Parker Points wines. Both G. vintages came joint 2nd Place, beating even the likes of Ch. Petrus! Our customers with an appreciation and passion for ultimate quality, and a love for South African excellence, quickly snatch-up the SA retail allocation each vintage.

The Echo of G. reflects the master craftsmanship of "G.", being from the same vines and barrels, but ultimately born during final blending. What Denis Dubourdieu and Giorgio Dalla Cia have left after creating "G." is then expertly blended into The Echo of G....Read More

Amani Forest Myers Shiraz 2008The elegant range of Amani wines proved to be a show-stopping, award-winning line-up. Selected for the Blue Train's wine list, and the asting Room was literally awash with Gold and Double-Gold Awards. Purchased by a secret buyer now, what will become of this stellar farm is unclear and shrouded in mystery. The good news, though, is that the library stock of Amani's finest past vintages has been made available exclusively to Frogitt & Vonkel.

This is site-specific Shiraz that was made from deep love, driven by tragic loss. Forest was the son of owners Rusty & Lyndey, who lost Kronedal Mirari 2011his young life in 2007 in a terrible accident. The Myers wanted to honour their son with a Shiraz made in his
honour ...Read More

A boutique winery in the truest sense, Kronendal sits on just 2ha of land on the outskirts of Durbanville. The focus here is on excellence, not quantity, so only grapes deemed 100% are used. The wine is made as gently as possible with hand punch downs at 4-hourly intervals. Labour intensive but worth it – boasting a chest-full of medals any Director would be proud of.

Mirari – 2011 (4* Platter, Bronze Veritas)

Hand-crafted to perfection – one sip, and the gentle production methods and quality of grapes are unmistakable.

Shiraz 74%, Mourvedre 22%, Viognier 3%, Tempranillo 1%.

The grapes are hand-picked at the crack of dawn and then meticulously sorted...Read More



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