Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year 2016

The lucky couple met in the Rhone Valley, and took their impressions back to Chris’ home in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Working sustainable, or naturally as one can say, they intend to make old guard Cape wines, mainly from blends of Rhone or Mediterranean varietals. Their wines get a balanced feel from the 3 soil types spread across the plots, namely decomposed granite (freshness), schist/shale (richness) and red clay (mid-palate depth).

Kloof Street is made to impress on freshness, balance and great drinkability. And Rouge is a Syrah-based blend with Cinsault, Carignan, and Mourvedre exuding leafy, herbal character supported by raspberry and cherry aromatics.

Make this your juicy starter into the new South Africa.

Rated Robert Parker 88 points, Wine Anorak 90 points

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