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Latest Release: Reserve Vexator 2015

  Our latest addition to the Reserve Range is our Vexator 2015. Only 7 barrels of the blend was made and will sell out fast so be sure to order your case and make it the perfect pairing with winter food.  The Vexator 2015 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Dark and brooding, the red blend is voluptuous and rich in blackberry fruit flavours with cassis and underlying notes of tobacco and lots of dusty cocoa. The palate is complex yet smooth and soft textured with a long and beautifully balanced finish.  The grapes were hand picked and crushed into stainless steel tanks before fermentation took place in open fermenters. Regular punch downs commenced at...

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The A-Z of wine

Are you a true Oenophile? Read through our glossary of wine terms and find out.AcidAcid is the element that gives a wine that crisp flavour and can be found in all wines in different quantities. The measure of the amount of acidity in wine is known as the “titratable acidity” or “total acidity”, which refers to the test that yields the total of all acids present, while the strength of acidity is measured according to pH, with most wines having a pH between 2.9 and 3.9.AgeingAgeing allows the development of complexity and can be done in oak barrels, tanks (with or without oak staves) or in the bottle like you would at home or in the traditional making of Champagne....

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All Day, Rosé

June 10 marks International Rosé Day and that got us wondering about the origin and making of rosé wines and how it became such a popular wine. Did you know that most of the earlier red wines had a similar appearance to that of rosé? Winemaking techniques have changed over the years and winemakers now produce more tannic red wines due to extended maceration and harder pressing. These type of techniques were not practised in ancient times as both red and white grapes were pressed soon after harvest with very little time spent on the lees, due to the manual pressing with feet, hands and cloth. As time went by more methods were used for pressing grapes but the Romans and...

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Latest Release: Cape Francolin 2013

Nothing makes a better pair than the cold winter months and Bordeaux blends. That's why our latest release, Cape Francolin cannot come at a better time. This classic Bordeaux blend contains all five of the noble grape varieties: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 13% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon gives this blend a deep garnet-red colour with dark berry and aromatic herbal notes on the nose. The palate reveals ripe and concentrated cassis ending with dark chocolate making it a perfect medium to full bodied wine with great depth and balance. The 2013 harvest in South Africa was one of the biggest wine harvests the country has ever seen due to the ideal weather...

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Rosendal Wines Win Double Gold and Silver

We are delighted to announce Rosendal Wines won a Double Gold and two Double Silver Awards at this year’s National Wine Challenge. Our Rosendal Reserve Red Rock 2014 won Double Gold and we couldn’t be prouder. The Reserve Red Rock is a limited release Bordeaux blend with only 2000 bottles in the vintage. The blend consists of 42% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 2% petit Verdot resulting in a deep crimson red colour and pairs perfectly with roasts and typical winter dishes. The two wines rewarded Double Silver is the Barony Røsslyng Chardonnay 2015 and Rosendal Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. Our Barony Røsslyng Chardonnay is light in colour with hints of straw yellow and green...

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