South Africa´s winemaking history starts more than 350 years ago. Motivated by the fovourable soil and the mild climate, Jan van Riebeeck planted a small vineyard in 1655. Four years later the first 15 litres of wine was successfully pressed, and soon farmers across the Cape started growing grapes. Quality improved constantly, especially with the arrival of French settlers towards the end of the 17th century. European winemaking philosophy has ever since been an integral part of the South African wine industry. Wild South demonstrates how we combine the best of French winemaking traditions and our unique vineyards and climate. Wild, yet civilized.

 

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Wild South wines are produced on the west coast of South Africa, north of Swartland and close to the Atlantic Ocean. South Africa has so much to offer and is indeed a world in one country. Apart from the wildlife, the breath-taking nature with the mountain ranges, perfect beaches and wonderful climate,

South Africa also offers something wild and free and conquers the hearts of many adventurous souls. Whether you become one with the rhythm of the city and the nightlife or prefer to savour the goodness of our wonderful cuisine and world class wines, or answer the call of your adventurous side and enjoy adventures such as river rafting, skydiving, kite surfing, hiking and mountain bike trails, South Africa will over deliver in all aspects.

Welcome to the Civilized Wilderness and enjoy the Wild South experience!

White Wines

CHENIN BLANC

VINIFICATION

From cool areas within Lutzville Valley. Grapes were gently pressed and only free run juice was used. Fermented at 14 degrees for two weeks following a maturation for on the lees for three months.

TASTING NOTES

Exotic fruits and floral notes on the nose. Ripe apples and peaches with a refreshing crisp finish. Perfect with Asian cuisine, chicken and fish dishes.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

VINIFICATION

From cool climate vineyards near Koekenaap in the Lutzville Valley. Made from free run juice only. Cold fermented and left on the lees for three months.

TASTING NOTES

Flavours of passion fruit, grapefruit and lime with a hint of freshly cut grass on the nose, typical for the variety. Crisp tropical fruit and lime on the palate. A perfect aperitif and matches well with grilled fish and salads.

CHARDONNAY

VINIFICATION

Grapes from selected vineyards in a mix of warm and cool areas for greater complexity. Free run juice is fermented at 16 – 18 degrees Celsius and matured on its lees for another three months.

TASTING NOTES

Expressive aromas with layers of tropical fruits and citrus. White peaches and green apples in the mouth. Delicious with white meat pasta or just on its own.

SAUVIGNON BLANC CHARDONNAY

VINIFICATION

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a dash of Chenin Blanc fermented separately and blended to get an elegant and crisp white.

TASTING NOTES

Intense aromas of gooseberries, passion fruits and herbs. Medium bodied with a dry, fresh and vibrant gooseberry taste and a long fresh finish. Try it with seafood, grilled fish, sushi or chèvre.

Red Wines

SHIRAZ

VINIFICATION

From selected vineyard blocks in warmer areas of the Lutzville valley. Grapes were gently pressed before two weeks’ fermentation following light oak treatment for three months.

TASTING NOTES

Bursting with dark cherries and blackberries on the nose. Full bodied with cherries, chocolate and soft tannins. Nice with red and dark meets.

SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON

VINIFICATION

Separate vinification of grapes from a multitude of blocks from within the Lutzville valley. Blende to achieve a complex and wild expression.

TASTING NOTES

Dark, ripe berries, red pepper and green herbs. Soft and fruity with more dark berries and red pepper on the palate with a long, dry finish. Perfect with BBQ.

Red Wines

PINOTAGE

VINIFICATION

Grapes from selected blocks in cooler areas, picked at optimum ripeness. Pumping over three times daily during 10 days’ fermentation to achieve good colour and fruit concentration. Racked off the skin before the end of fermentation to avoid bitter tannins. Matured with French and American oak for three months for additional complexity.

TASTING NOTES

Spices and blackberry aromas. Juicy, with raspberries and plums on the palate. Perfect for Indian cuisine, pizzas, tomato based pastas.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

VINIFICATION

Grapes harvested at optimum ripeness, quite late in the seasons, from a mix of warm and cooler vineyards. After a short maceration with the skin, the wine is fermented at 18 – 22 degrees Celsius for 10 days, following three months’ maturation with French and American oak.

TASTING NOTES

Rich blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours infused by soft vanilla, spice and mint notes. Firm, ripe tannins. Great companion for steaks, roast beef and red meat stews.



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