Wines from South Africa


Kranskop

Located in the picturesque Klaasvoogds area on the northern slopes of the Robertson Valley lies the idyllic 90 acre Kranskop estate. The craggy, rocky outcrop on the peak above the estate is the inspiration its’ name. While the estate has been producing wine since 2001, historical records indicate that vines were planted in this part of the Robertson Valley in the 1790’s. Today, the estate comprises some 60 acres of vineyard planted to a number of classic varietals. After several years of working at the estate as consulting viticulturist and winemaker, Newald Marais acquired the estate in 2009.

Studious and fastidious to the core, Newald brings his vast array of viticultural and winemaking skills to bear in making a set of classically styled varietal wines.

 
 Kranskop Chardonnay

Tropical fruit and citrus notes abound on the nose. On the palate the wine is rich and mouthfilling with lingering candied citrus peel notes on the finish.

The wine will pair well with chicken dishes, cream based pasta dishes and seafood.

While the wine is ready to drink, it will reward cellaring up to five years.


Awards & Ratings:
* Vitis Vinifera - Gold Medal
* Michelangelo - Double Gold
* Platters Guide 3˝ stars (90 points)


 Kranskop Merlot

Ripe black cherry and subtle earth notes are prevalent on the nose. On the palate the wine is medium to full-bodied with the aromatic characteristics replicated with a sustained finish.

The wine is an ideal partner to duck and ham partnered roasted vegetables and rich pastas.

The wine is ready to drink now but will reward cellaring up to ten years.

Awards & Ratings:
 * Platters Guide 3˝ stars (90 points)

 
 Kranskop Tannat

Voluptuous ripe red berry and cherry notes abound on the nose. On the palate the wine is medium to full-bodied with the fruit characteristics replicated with distinct tannic core on the finish.

The wine will pair well with roasted or grilled lamb, rich stews and pasta dishes.

The wine is ready to drink now but will reward cellaring up to ten years.

Awards & Ratings:
 * Platters Guide 3˝ stars (90 points)