The KWV Classic Collection brings out the best in local terroir and fruit, creating a sophisticated range of vintage wines that stay true to its South African heart.
The 18th century, time-honoured art of winemaking lives on in Zonnebloem wines - from the carefully tended vineyards to the meticulous craftsmanship in the cellar.
Style: Smooth, elegant with hints of violets and cherries. Oak matured.
Serve: Room temperature 16ºC - 18ºC or slightly chilled in summer. Complements red meats and game, as well as chicken and cheeses.
Maturation Potential: 5 - 8 years
Our emblem of a Pinotage vine leaf shows the distinctive tooth-shaped gap between the first two lobes. Winemaker Beyers Truter, world renowned for his Pinotage wines, was named International Winemaker of the Year at the 1991 International Wine and Spirit Competition held in London. Pinotage is unique to South Africa. It was created in Stellenbosch by cross-pollinating Pinot Noir and Hermitage (Cinsaut) cultivars. The grapes derive from unirrigated bush vines of 20 - 40 years old in the famous Stellenbosch wine region. Full bodied and complex, this wine embodies the best features of Pinotage. The blackberry and cassis flavours are well balanced with the subtle wood maturation characer. It can be enjoyed now, but the smooth richness will develop even further for up to five years. Ideal with venison, red meat, curries and spicy foods.
One afternoon, at harvest time, my mischievous son Jason and his friend Justin let the goats out of their tower and sent them for a walkabout amongst the vines. As in the legend of the Yemeni goat herder, whose roaming flock first discovered the joys of coffee beans, our goats picked out the best and tastiest fruit. Their choice serves as our inspiration for this wine, blended from juicy, full flavoured varietals with a bouquet of red fruit and suble spice. Goats do Roam will bring joy to any occasion.
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