From the Val de Vie wine estate in the heart of the cape winelands, where wine production dates back to 1825. This is a deliberately modern offering by winemaker Bertus Fourie, who has concentrated on drawing out the coffee-like aromas of South Africa's signature grape (a crossing of Pinot Noir & Cinsault).
Intense on the nose, with a bouquet of coffee, chocolate and cherry, with subtle savoury hints. The tannins are ripe, perfectly suiting the round and mouth-filling plum and mulberry fruit.
Drink on its own or with red meat dishes or your favourite pizza.
Bertus recommends a blue cheese-filled brandy snap with chocolate and roasted coffee beans!