El Vino

South African Tasting Box

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El Vino

South African Tasting Box

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South Africa has recently emerged as one of the best valued wine regions producing quality wines from some seriously old vines. Taste the jaw dropping wines of South Africa with our South African Safari tasting box!

What's in the box?

Sadie Family Skurfberg Olifants River 2013 ($70 by the bottle)
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: Swartland, South Africa
This Chenin Blanc is sourced from three different parcels of very old bushvine all situated on the slopes of the Skurfberg (“rugged mountains”) between Clanwilliam and Lamberts Bay in the Olifants River Region. The vines are more than 90 years old. No herbicide or chemical fertilisers are used. Rainfall in this area is extremely low which means the vines have to fight to survive without irrigation. Only 425 cases were made.

Reyneke Chenin Blanc 2014 x100mL ($40 by the bottle)
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa
We wanted to show the distinction between terroir. This Chenin Blanc is harvested from a single vineyard on the Biodynamic farm Reyneke, located in the Polkadraai Hills to the west of Stellenbosch. The vineyards are the oldest on the farm being in excess of 50 years old. Whole bunch pressed, fermented in a combination of used French oak barrels and large foudré. Aged on lees for 10 months with another 2 months in stainless steel before bottling.

Natte Valleij POW 2013 x100mL ($45 by the bottle)
Grape: Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Region: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Simonsberg ward takes its name from its prominent geographical feature, Simonsberg Mountain, which forms the border between the Stellenbosch and Paarl wine districts. It is one of the most important fine wine regions of South Africa where many of best Cabernet and Merlot are produced. These wines are perhaps the closest analog to Bordeaux.