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Upland Estate (organic) - Wellington

The farm, cellar and distillery are located outside Wellington, approx. 30 km from Riebeek Kasteel.
The farm is certified as organic and the owner (Edmund Oettle) handcrafts all his products accordingly. Edmund is a vet that became a brandy master and is also one of the leading falconers in Africa.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2005 - This wine has an intense character. It is deep red to almost black in colour. The nose is redolent with flavours of rich black fruits, with background hints of eucalyptus and pencil shavings. Complex flavours emerge as the wine breathes, with hints of chocolate, mint and cassis becoming evident. The juicy palate has generous black fruits, particularly ripe plums, wild cherries and brambleberries. These fruits are enhanced by spicy overtones of cinnamon and cloves. Aromas of aniseed, blackberry, cloves and tea leaves, beautifully structured with a velvety texture. Rich vanillas round off the taste. The wine has a full mouth-feel, firm ripe tannins and a long, dry finish. Reductive winemaking ensures that the wine will last for many years. EatOut magazine awarded Best Organic Wine in November 2011. R 85
CAPE RUBY PORT TANDEM - Unusual port, low alcohol with a very clean taste. Interesting Cabernet flavour that lingers. Recommended R 85
PURE POTSTILL BRANDY 375ML 44% - Not meant for Coke, super smooth and aromatic. This brandy is world class and offers stunning value. 'From Wellington but not Wellington'. R 138
PURE POTSTILL BRANDY 750ML 44% - Not meant for Coke, super smooth and aromatic. This brandy is world class and offers stunning value. 'From Wellington but not Wellington'. R 255
CASK STRENGTH POTSTILL BRANDY 375ML 65% - From 10 years in the cask straight into the bottle. High alcohol does not over power a rich & utterly decadent brandy. The perfect gift for somebody that appreciates a good brandy. R 255
GRAPPA 375 ML - Definitely turns women into Sophia Loren and men into Valentino... Very smooth without losing character, the latter refers to the grappa. R 135
And the rest  . .
ERICA JOUBERT: FRANKI'S GRENACHE 2010 - 2000 litres produced and bottled with all processes being done by hand, from a small 20 hectare vineyard between Malmesbury and Darling in the heart of the Swartland. R 75
ERICA JOUBERT: FRANKI'S - JOUBERT RED BLEND 2011 - 75% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache. Initially a shy nose, evolving later. Medium bodied wine and on the nose - red currant, meaty and some smokiness. Acid structure good and well balanced on the palate, with a good finish. R 75
DE EIKEBOOM PINOTAGE 2010 - Bright strawberry on the nose with banana and plum. Complex ripe fruit flavours extend to the palate where smooth tannins ensure a rich juicy moth feel. R 40
DE EIKEBOOM CHENIN BLANC - Description to follow. R 35
DAVID ARISTARGOS 2010 - Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc from the Paardeberg’s Northern and Southern slopes are blended with a Chenin Blanc from a small vineyard on Kasteelberg. Naturally fermented with minimum interference, the different components were blended before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Pale yellow in colour, it is oxidative in style with spice, stonefruit, clean wet pebbles and perfume aromatics. The palate is rich and complex with layers of flavour. The blend overall has a noble rusticity about it. Only 3 barrels made. R 190
DAVID GRENACHE NOIR 2012 - 2 Barrels made, minimum intervention wine making. Full fruit sweetness sets of the dry tannins. Similar to the 2011 R 225
DAVID ELPIDIOS 2012 - Flagship of the range . Native yeasts, older oak, minmum intervention wine. Syrah 50%, Carignan 32%, Grenache, 13%, Cinsaut 5% R 265
DAVID CHENIN BLANC 2011 - David and Nadia Sadie's first single varietal wine, a Swartland Chenin Blanc. Made in a minimalistic style with a more natural approach with wild ferments, natural fermentation, use of older oak, no additions etc. being the norm. A fresh wine with excellent dimension. 1 barrel made. R 190
JURGEN GOUWS: INTELLEGO CHENIN BLANC 2010 - Luscious viscous wine. Minimal suplhurs, wild yeast barrel fermentation. Floral notes on the nose and taste. Well recommended. R 125
JURGEN GOUWS: INTELLEGO RED 2012 - 88% Syrah & 12% Mourvedre blend - fermented on skins and aged in older French oak barrels for up to 13 months. Fresh with great tannins and acidity. A wine that will age well but is already showing good promise and elegance. R 135
LEMOENFONTEIN PINOTAGE 2011 - Neil Pendock can write about wine, but cannot make it himself. So he and partner Luan asked Donovan Rall to make a Pinotage from very old unirrigated, unprofitable Pinotage from their Paardeberg farm, Lemoenfontein. They used barrels that were thrown out by the Ruperts and very expensive bottles. In fact the bottles were so expensive that a label is apparently not needed. Good, in fact very good Pinotage. Amongst the true comments were: "like a rustic Grenache in character", "best Pinotage 2011 tasted in SA" R 80
MEERHOF WINES - MOUNT ABORA KOGGELBOS CHENIN BLANC 2011 - This oxidative style wine is made from 35 - 45 year old low-yielding dry land bush vines. The grapes were pressed as whole bunches, fermented naturally in used 300 and 500 litres French oak barrels, kept on the lees for 4 months and stirred regularly to enhance the mouth feel and foster a sustained palate experience. Maturation for another eight months in the barrels before bottling. As this is unfiltered wine, sediment may occur. Best decanted and allowed to breathe to ultimately enjoy this mineral driven wine. R 96
MEERHOF SAFFRONNE CINSAUT BLANC DE NOIR 2012 - Light. Fresh. Crisp. There’s no turning back. this wine showcases the restraint of the Cinsaut variety in all its mineral ease. It is crisp and dry, so ready for the picking when the cotton is high and mostly everyone is good looking. So hush, drink up, smile and enjoy it. Because you actually can! R 60
MEERHOF WINES - MEERHOF ANTEBELLUM CHENIN BLANC 2012 - Made oxidatively by balls-to-the-wall young winemaker Johan Meyer - the wine is shy and begs to be coaxed from its self-conscious shell. A perfect
companion to shell fish with its mineral core and layered textures of fynbos and citrus. low alcohol at 12%.
R 66
MEERHOF WINES - ANTEBELLUM SYRAH 2012 - Bright ruby red with purple rim. First impression is Southern Rhone in a glass, leaning towards Chateauneuf. Clean, moderate intensity, perfectly ripe plums, cassis, subtle stony minerals, spicy, Szechuan pepper, neutral oak. Dry, savory black olive note, Provencal herbs, rosemary, good tannic grip, lending a great structure along with the moderate plus acidity keep the wine fresh and focus, further accentuating the mineral profile, alcohol is indeed near perfect at 12.5%, in fact fantastic for Swartland reds, super table friendly, now until 2020+. R 70
MEERHOF WINES - SAFFRAAN CINSAUT - Description to follow. R 96
MEERHOF WINES - KNIGHTS IN TIGHTS - Description to follow. R 66
WILDEHURST RED 2009 - Chris and Joanne Hurst’s garden-vineyard in Koringberg with its well-equipped micro winery, produces mostly Mediterranean-style blends of rich Swartland character. This red blend of 62% Shiraz, 33% Mourvèdre, 5% Viognier has a pure, fresh, savoury blend with lavender scent, toasted herb/wild fruit flavours and a mere suggestion of oak. R 224
WILDEHURST CHENIN BLANC 2011 - Chris and Joanne Hurst’s garden-vineyard in Koringberg with its well-equipped micro winery, produces mostly Mediterranean-style blends of rich Swartland character. This Chenin has grapefruit and lemony tones on the nose, followed through with a sweet minerally backbone and pineapple flavour. R 115
WILDEHURST VELO RED 2011 - Chris and Joanne Hurst’s garden-vineyard in Koringberg with its well-equipped micro winery, produces mostly Mediterranean-style blends of rich Swartland character. 50% Grenache, 40% Shiraz, 10% Viognier. Robust and fires out peppery-toned flavours, a delicious mix of cassis, violets and well-moulded tannins. R 115
WILDEHURST VELO ROSE - Description to follow. R 99
WILDEHURST VELO WHITE - Description to follow. R 85
RENOSTERBOS MERLOT - Description to follow. R 150
RENOSTERBOS PINOTAGE - Description to follow. R 150
RENOSTERBOS CHENIN - Description to follow. R 140
RENOSTERBOS SHIRAZ 2011 - Dark and enchanting with ripe berries, rich coffee and hints of white pepper. An intriguing palate follows through on these intense flavours and finishes with a subtle mintiness. Offers excellent maturation potential. R 150
RENOSTERBOS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2011 - An exceptional example of this classic variety with a nose of black berries and mint, hints of rose petals and herbs. A deep garnet in the glass, the palate follows through with well-balanced oak and fresh fruit flavours that conclude with elegance and sophistication. R 150
CHEVALLERIE FILIA BRUT NATURE MAGNUM 2012 (1.5L) - This Kap Klassiek bottle fermented sparkling wine was crafted with inspiration from methode traditionelle. Exhibits the linear minerality and extreme freshness that is the hallmark of the granitic soils of Nuwedam and the Paardeberg. The bouquet exhibits fresh apple, zesty citrus, an array of white flowers and biscuity-brioche aromas which beg you to enjoy another glass or two or more . Deserving of a patient cellaring for a good few years to allow the development of the full spectrum of subtle flavour nuances, that is, if you can restrain yourself! R 540
PAARDEBOSCH SHANI CHENIN BLANC 2011 - Chenin Blanc from old bush vines growing on decomposed granite and schist. Natural barrel fermentation only in 300 litre and 225 litre French barrels. R 50
PAARDEBOSCH PHOENIX WHITE BLEND 2011 - 60% Sémillon 40% Chenin Blanc blend from old bush vines growing on decomposed granite and schist. Natural barrel fermentation only in 300 litre and 225 litre French barrels. R 75
PAARDEBOSCH PINOTAGE - Description to follow. R 80
PAARDEBOSCH MALBEC - Description to follow. R 100
RALL RED - Description to follow. R 210
ELIZABETH ROSE - Description to follow. R 60
Nieuwedrift MCC - Description to follow. R 115
Nieuwedrift Shiraz - Description to follow. R 98
Nieuwedrift Chenin Blanc - Description to follow. R 65
ABRAHAMSKRAAL CHENIN BLANC - Description to follow. R 70
DEAN DAVID 2MILE SQUARED 2011 - A powerful but surprisingly rounded Swartland Syrah packed with berry flavours. Best served chilled. R 110
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