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New Releases October 2014

FREEDOM HILL
This small 82 ha estate on the Wemmershoek Mountains overlooks the legendary Victor Verster prison in Paarl. It was here that Nelson Mandela took his first steps to freedom. Only hand selected grapes find their way into their extremely limited productions. Francois & Kowie (with 50 years combined experience) age each wine for a minimum 24 months in French Oak to ensure the wines reach peak perfection. Rich in character and generous in flavour, each splendid wine in the range is a tribute to liberty!

PORT 2007FH GIFT BOXES
For the first time ever, we are offering pre-packed Gift Boxes from this estate.

There are 6 x 2 bottle packs in each case. Each 2-pack has 1 x Cape Blend 2013 and 1 x Shiraz 2010. Perfect for corporate or personal gifting!

Freedom Walk Cape Blend 2013 (47% Cab, 41% Pinotage, 12% Shiraz) - A delicious blend under their label Freedom Walk. It is a ruby red wine with loads of fruit; is easy-drinking and delicious, with silky tannins on the palate and a smooth complex aftertaste. Made in very limited quantities especially for

Freedom Walk Shiraz 2010 - Freedom Hill is well-known for their lovely Shiraz. The Spiciness of the nose is echoed on the palate with juicy fruit flavours. This is BIG MOUTH Shiraz, but still silky smooth and finely integrated. ... Read More

MAJOR'S HILL
Major's Hill started in 1994 when the Louw family bought the famous Klipdrift farm, of Klipdrift Brandy fame. The new vineyard and cellar incorporate the old cellars architecturally. Major's Hill takes its name from a previous owner "Major Jacobus Petrus Marais". Winemaker, and Partner, PORT 2007Alkie van Der Merwe spares no effort in producing some of the most exciting wines we've drunk in a long while. The stylistic aim is to produce wines that taste like the grapes they came from…something of a novelty with many of today's wines!

PORT 2007
Made with a base of award-winning Pinotage, seductively blended with the finest brandy spirit. Produced only in tiny amounts specifically for the Christmas season, we receive constant requests for this wine all year round. If you are a port fan, then we strongly recommend buying enough for the season and some "reserves" to carry you through the year... Read More

Major's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum – 2012
One of our very best sellers, this wine has grown with us from day one.  It is a bold, in-your-face wine packed with flavour. Waiting lists are gathered before the new vintages, and only when there is enough does the wine go onto general release.  Don't let this one escape you! Ideal format (magnum) for those wishing to age the wine... Read More

Majors Hill Merlot Magnum – 2011
Only selected optimum ripened grapes are used.  12 Months in 70% french oak barrels and 30% American oak barrels.  This is a refined and elegantly structured Merlot with hints of smokiness completed by soft tannins. It is an ideal accompaniment to fine red meat dishes, and singularly ends the debate on whether South Africa can make good Merlot. ..... Read More

Majors Hill Six Bottle Wooden Presentation Gift Box ... Read More
A wooden box (unvarnished) with a slide top containing one each of the following wines:

Major's Hill Chardonnay 2013 .
Major's Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Major's Hill Shiraz 2011
Majors Hill Pinotage 2010
Majors Hill Merlot 2011
Major's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

 

NEW VINTAGES!
VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES

2012 Chablis2012 Chablis, Domaine Gerard Tremblay                          
Many would argue that Chablis has been the modern success-story for white Burgundy, and even for Chardonnay generally on the world-wide stage. As a result many producers of Chablis now do so on huge commercial scales… resulting in lower quality examples at cheap prices. Not so in the case of Domaine Tremblay!

Situated in village of Poinchy, the family has been producing fine Chablis for five generations. The terroir, Kimmeridgean clay, is composed of fossilised and compressed oyster shells that were present when the ocean covered this part of the world. Widely considered ideal for the production of fine Chardonnay.

This is really old-fashioned Chablis. Abundant and generous, ample and persistent, the aromas and flavours have developed very rapidly. Green apple, pear and tarragon are present, followed by a whisper of honeysuckle..... Read More

2012 Beaujolais Vieilles2012 Beaujolais Vieilles Vignes Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu            
Jean-Claude Lapalu assumed control of just under 30 acres of Gamay from his father in 1996 and made his first commercial wines in 2000. His eight parcels of east and southeast facing vines are scattered from Mont Brouilly south through the rolling hills of Odenas and his hometown of Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne.

Jean-Claude’s most significant early influence came from Jules Chauvet, France’s Father of Natural Winemaking, and Jean-Claude is committed to a strict biodynamic regimen. The domaine received its organic certification from Ecocert with the 2010 vintage...... Read More

2012 Sancerre2012 Sancerre, Domaine Gerard Fiou            
Sancerre is arguably France’s Sauvignon Blanc answer to Chablis and Chardonnay. It’s an extremely well known appellation, well marketed and, as a result much Sancerre is produced on massive commercial levels. Not so with Domaine Gerard Fiou, who farm to extremely small yields of just 35 hl/ha – just half the average for Sancerre.

The 9.8 ha domaine enjoys exceptional flint stone terroir, which allows for heat to be reflected back onto the vines thus helping the process of ripening to perfection. ..... Read More

 

TOURIGA NACIONAL 2011DAGBREEK WINES
Situated on the banks of the Breede River, Dagbreek in sleepy Rawsonville has been in the Smith family for three generations. This boutique producer does things the hard way… by hand! They've made a name for themselves with unusual red cultivars, and we're thrilled to offer their exciting Italian and Portuguese cultivars for your summer enjoyment!

TOURIGA NACIONAL 2011
The Touriga Nacional is a varietal used almost exclusively for the making of Port, but a top quality red wine can be also be produced from this most royal of Portuguese cultivars. The wine pairs well with meat dishes, but especially well with dishes with a little "kick" or spice… so prominent in Portuguese fare..... Read More

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

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

 
 

 

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