Wines from South Africa


Diemersdal

In 1698 Simon van der Stel granted farmland to free burgher, Hendrik Sneewind. Later, the farm changed hands to Captain Diemer when hemarried the widow Sneewind, and thus Diemersdal was formally established. An inventory found in an old leather-bound book dating back to 1702 lists 45 wine barrels, a wine press and glass bottles, indicating that wine has been made on the Estate for over three centuries. Six generations of Louws have practiced their art with skill and passion at Diemersdal since the Estate passed into their hands in 1885. More than 12 decades later, Diemersdal is a well-known landmark in the lush Durbanville Valley, one of the Capeís oldest wine regions.

Situated on the cool slopes of the Dorstberg, with Table Mountain as backdrop, Diemersdal provides the perfect setting for the production of unique, soulful wines.The farm covers 340 hectares of land, with 180 of those under vines. The rest consists of grazing land, as well as a sizeable area of Renosterveld, one of the most threatened vegetation types in the world and an asset we work hard to conserve.The homestead itself is well preserved and the palm trees planted decades ago by Grandfather Matthys Louw have grown as tall as the whitewashed gables, whispering tales of a bygone era.


Diemersdal Matys Cab/Merlot Blend
 

Matys (means Matthew) named after 5 generations of the winemakers called Matys.

On the nose the wine shows aromas of red ripe berries with hints of dark chocolate and lavender. The wine is lively on the palate, medium-bodied and finishing with subtle spicy undertones and soft tannins.

The wine is an ideal partner to gatherings with friends and family. The wine pairs well with grilled meats, hearty stews, pasta dishes and dishes that show a spicy edge.

Enjoy now or over the next 2 - 3 years

UPC #: 6004342000401

 

Awards & Ratings:
* Rating 89 Points
 

Diemersdal Malbec
 

On the nose the wine shows complex notes of mulberry, licorice and tobacco. On the palate the wine shows ripe fruit with a distinct tannic core. The finish is sustained.

The wine will pair well with a juicy steak, grilled meats, pasta dishes and hearty stews.

The wine will age out to ten years.

UPC #: 6004342000036


Awards & Ratings:
Rating: 89 Points
 

Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve
 

On the nose the wine shows classic ripe blackberry and plum aromas with subtle hints of mocha and rose petal in the background. On the palate the wine is full-bodied with the complex aromatic notes replicated with a distinct sweet tannic core. The finish is long.

The wine will pair well with game meats, grilled meats, rich stews and rich pasta dishes.

The wine will age for ten years or more.

UPC #: 6004342001071

 
Awards & Ratings:
* Consistent ABSA Top Ten representative
* Rating 93 Points
 

Diemersdal Private Collection
 

This wine is made from the 5 Bordeaux varietals.

Complex notes of blackberry, cherry, cassis, fresh mown grass, baking spices, vanilla and earth show on the nose. On the palate the wine is full-bodied with the complex aromatic characteristics replicated. The wine shows itsí richness on the mid-palate and finishes with a distinct sweet tannic core.

The wine will pair well with steak, rich meat dishes and rich pasta dishes.

The wine will age well for ten years and beyond.

UPC #: 6004342000333


Awards & Ratings:
Rating: 95 Points