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Dudley Stone - Oliphants River

The ‘Dudley’s Stone’ wines come from the Lutzville winery some way north of Cape Town.
Clean fruit and good balancing acidity make these three wines absolutely fabulous value.
 

White

Dudley Stone Chenin Blanc  (SC)
Price: £5.99  Bin No.SA601

Red

Dudley Stone Cabernet Merlot  (SC)
Price: £5.99  
Bin No. SA20

Rosé

Dudley Stone Cape Rosé   (SC)
Price: £5.99  
Bin No. SA95

Rustenberg - Stellenbosch

The Rustrenberg Estate is set under the Simonsberg Mountains.
It is one of South Africa’s finest and most historic wineries and the
famous John X Merriman blend one of the Cape’s iconic wines.

 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Selection
Price: £11.99  
Bin No. SA101

   Rustenberg John X Merriman Cabernet/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Malbec
Price: £13.99  
Bin No. SA
03

Eagle's Cliff - Breede River Valley  www.eaglescliff.co.za

We are very excited by this stunning range of wines from Christiaan Groenewald in the Breede River Valley.
The superb, appley Chenin Blanc is the best value white wine that we list at this price and this vintage is
his finest yet. The Sauvignon Blanc has classic almost French elegance and fine gooseberry fruit.

Eagle’s Cliff Chenin Blanc Breede River (SC)
Price: £6.99  Bin No.SA
70

Eagle’s Cliff Sauvignon Blanc Breede River (SC)
Price: £6.99  Bin No.SA
71

Arendskloof Witkruisarend (Sauvignon/Chardonnay/Roussanne) (SC)
Price: £10.99  Bin No.SA83

Arendskloof Pinot Grigio (SC)
Price: £10.99  Bin No.SA
72

Christiaan’s reds are equally fine, with a soft Merlot/Cabernet that has good blackberry fruit with
underpinning soft oak.   I am not normally a huge fan of Pinotage but the entry point Eagle’s Cliff
Pinotage is packed with soft jammy black fruit and none of the tobacco flavours that spoil
so many.
The stunning Arendskloof Tannat/Shiraz Reserve is the wine that gained Christiaan
the title Diners’ Club ‘Winemaker of the Year 2013’.

 Eagle’s Cliff  Pinotage  Breede  River (SC)
Price: £6.99  
Bin No. SA05

Eagle’s Cliff  Merlot/Cabernet Breede River (SC)
Price: £6.39
 
Bin No. SA10

  Arendskloof Pinotage
Price: £10.99  Bin No.SA27

Arenskloof Tanat/Shiraz
Price: £10.99 
Bin No. SA28

Our first South African Shiraz Rosé is made from the free-run juice of the  Shiraz grape with
delicious red berry fruit and a crisp, dry finish.  Awarded a coveted Veritas Gold medal in 2007.
We just can't ship this wine over fast enough!

  Eagle’s Cliff  Shiraz Rosé Breede River (SC)
Price: £6.99  
Bin No. SA90

Stellar Organics – Fair Trade   www.stellarorganics.com

Oliphants River

We have just been out to visit Stellar Organics and, impressed with the wines, have increased our range as a result.
This excellent Fair Trade Winery in the Olifants River region is some four hours’ drive north of Cape Town and has
hundreds of India Running ducks that patrol the vineyards by day, eating the bugs and aphids that cannot be sprayed
as they are an organic farm.  The Rosé was rated in the Saturday Telegraph as a top 10 South African wine,
the ‘No Sulphur’ Cabernet is a fascinating and intense wine that might be a glimpse of the future, while the delectable
Heaven on Earth pudding wine - made from air-dried Muscat – oozes apricot fruit. New are the full-bodied,
blueberry-fruited Reserve Malbec and the elegant River’s End Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir which come from vineyards
close to the mouth of the Olifants river, where cool early morning mists and afternoon breezes help with perfect grape
maturation. The Chenin Blanc won double Gold in this year’s Michelangelo awards.

Running Duck Chenin/Sauvignon  (SC)
Price: £7.39  Bin No.SA66

Rivers's End Chenin Blanc  WO Koekenaap  
Price: £8.99  Bin No.SA63

Running Duck Shiraz Rosé    (SC)
Price: £7.39  
Bin No. SA91

Running Duck Shiraz   (SC)
Price: £7.39  
Bin No. SA26

Running Duck Merlot   (SC)
Price: £7.39  
Bin No. SA31

Running Duck  ‘No added Sulphur’  Cabernet Sauvignon    (SC)
Price: £7.99  
Bin No. SA
04

Running Duck Reserve Malbec    (SC)
Price: £9.99  
Bin No. SA
14

River's End  Pinot Noir WO Koekenaap    (SC)
Price: £8.99  
Bin No. SA
15

  Heaven on Earth  'Pudding wine'
Price: £8.99 
Bin No.  DW07
 

Painted Wolf

Paarl

I have to admit that Pinotage has never been my favourite grape variety. Then last year I met Jeremy Borg and
was struck by his passion for the grape and the purity of his wines made from Pinotage grapes sourced from low
yielding, organically farmed vineyards in Swartland and Stellenbosch, and here we are listing four Pinotages
from his winery
. Drawing inspiration from the African Wild Dog  ‘Painted Wolf’ Jeremy and his wife Emma are
actively involved in the conservation of this endangered species.
Look at his website to read more about his fascinating story.  http://www.paintedwolfwines.com

Painted Wolf 'The den Den' Pinotage Costal region
Price: £9.99 
Bin No. SA11

Painted Wolf 'The Black Pack' Pinotage Swartland
Price: £11.99 
Bin No. SA12

Painted Wolf 'Guillermo' Pinotage Swartland
Price: £11.49 
Bin No. SA13

   Painted Wolf 'Rosalind' Pinotage Paarl
Price: £8.99 
Bin No. SA99

Jordan Estate - Stellenbosch

Gary and Kathy Jordan are undoubtedly two of the greatest winemakers in South Africa.
Their 134 hectares of vineyards stretch up over the Stellenbosch Kloof.  Their classic
Sauvignon Blanc
has long between considered one of South Africa’s finest, and
the wooded Chenin makes an attractive addition with citrus fruit combining with
creamy, spicy oak, and the massive Nine Yards Chardonnay puts many a
Côte d’Or burgundy to shame. Don’t miss the big unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah
and Merlot, all three classic examples of the winemaker’s art and the ‘Cobbler’s Hill ’ is simply
sensational; made from the best selection of all their vines, it has unbelievable structure.
The delightful Mellifera botrytis Riesling is an a must for pudding wine aficionados.

White

Jordan  unwooded Chardonnay   (SC)
Price:
£10.99
Bin No. SA65

 Jordan  Chenin Blanc (barrel-fermented) Stellenbosch
Price: £9.99 
Bin No. SA78

  Jordan  'The Real McCoy' Riesling  Stellenbosch
  Price: £11.99 
Bin No. SA77

   Jordan  'Cold Fact' Sauvignon Blanc  Stellenbosch
  Price: £10.99  Bin No. SA75

  Jordan  Chardonnay  Stellenbosch
  Price: £13.99 
Bin No. SA76

 

 Jordan  Nine Yards Chardonnay Reserve  
Price: £25.95  Bin No. SA67

Red

  Jordan  Cabernet/Merlot   Stellenbosch
Price: £9.99 
Bin No. SA45

  Jordan  'Black Magic' Merlot   Stellenbosch
Price: £13.99 
Bin No. SA42

   Jordan  Cabernet Sauvignon   Stellenbosch
Price: £13.99 
Bin No. SA25

Jordan 'The Prospector' Syrah
Price: £13.99 Bin No. SA23

  Jordan  ‘Cobbler’s Hill’   Stellenbosch
Price: £24.95 
Bin No. SA16

  Jordan Chameleon  Rosé                                          
Price £9.99  Bin No.SA92

Pudding Wine

    Jordan  Mellifera Botrytis  Riesling
 Price: £14.50  Bin No. DW08

Raka

Hermanus

A boutique winery owned by the Dreyer family which takes its name from the
fishing boat owned by Piet Dreyer. The estate is located in a valley in the
Kleinriver Mountains, south east of Hermanus. Cool Atlantic breezes and
good clay soils allow grapes to reach optimal ripeness, to produce award
winning wines with a cool climate aroma. Piet Dreyer is passionate about his wines,
which have been very well received by our customers.

White

Raka Chenin Blanc
Price: £10.99
Bin  No. SA73

 Raka Viognier
Price: £10.99 
Bin  No. SA731

Red

Raka 'Spliced' (Merlot/Cab Franc/Ruby Cab/Cab Sauvignon,/Mourvèdre)
Price: £11.50 
Bin No. SA48

   Raka Sangiovese
Price: £11.98  Bin No. SA49

Raka 'Quinary' (Cab Sauv/Merlot/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot/Malbec)
Price: £12.98  Bin No. SA53

Raka Merlot Barrel Selection
Price: £12.98  Bin No. SA52

Raka Cabernet Franc
Price: £14.98  Bin No. SA51

   Raka Biography Shiraz
Price: £14.98  Bin No. SA50

Excelsior Estate

Robertson

The de Wet family have been making superb wines in the Robertson region since 1870.
Their Paddock Shiraz has wonderful damson fruit with a spicy vanilla finish.

   Excelsior Paddock Shirz Robertson
Price: £7.99  Bin No. SA21

Boekenhoutskloof   -  Franschhoek

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776 in the beautiful Franschhoek valley and makes one of
the Cape’s legendary wines – The Chocolate Block – from grapes sourced from Swartland. Aged in
French oak, it is a wine with dark, brooding black fruit and an opulent palate. Don’t miss the two
Wolftrap wines : both are elegant, complex and delightful. 

White

 The Wolftrap White   (Viognier – Chenin – Grenache Blanc)  
Price: £8.50 
Bin  No. SA769

 RED

   The Wolftrap Red    (Syrah – Mourvèdre - Viognier) 
Price: £8.50  Bin No. SA09

   The Chocolate Block  -  Swartland    (Syrah – Grenache – Cab Sauv – Cinsault - Viognier)
Price: £149.98  Bin No. SA08             

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