SOUTH AFRICAN Red Wines
Our 'Introduction to South African Whites' case gives you 6 jolly good reds from diverse producers around the Western Cape, all shipped direct from the producers themselves.
And if bought in our mixed case you get 17% off the full price. Here are your wines.
The Cape Town Wine Co. Red is a 'Bordeaux blend' of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc from vineyards around the city of Cape Town that will appeal to good old claret lovers.
Our chirpy Eekhoring Rooi was a collaboration between some South African winemakers and ourselves where we wanted to capture the heart and soul of new wave adventure at an accessible price. With this juicy, smoky, easy-drinking blend of Cinsaut, Syrah & Pinotage from the Swartland, we think we cracked it.
De Kleine Wijn Koöp Klipkers Droë Rooi is a blend of Syrah from cool-climate Walker Bay and Cinsaut from Paarl, delivering a meaty, comforting mouthful of a wine that calls to mind the reds of the Northern Rhône.
Their 2015 Heimwee is a terrific biodynamically farmed Cabernet Sauvignon from the Polkadraai Hills area of Stellenbosch, farmed by Johann Reyneke and Rosa Kruger. Heimwee means 'homesick' in Afrikaans, because this classy red drinks like a Bordeaux that's been made in the Cape but is homesick for France!
Wightman & Sons' very light, vivacious Cinsaut from a small farm in the Swartland is very much representative of the South African 'new wave'. A bright red colour and just 11% alcohol, it doesn't skimp on flavour thanks to quality old-vine Cinsaut and an intuitive light touch in the cellar.
Lowerland Die Verlore Bokooi, on the other hand, comes from the other end of the country - the Northern Cape and the little town of Prieska, to be exact. Syrah, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon & Petit Verdot are hand-picked on this remote organic family farm and driven south through the night to Stellenbosch, where the wine is made by winemaking friends.
[Golden squirrel nutcracker and book not included, but don't forget you do earn Squirrel Points for every pound you spend, which you can redeem on more wine and in the long run save up for household essentials like golden squirrel nutcrackers.]