Franschhoek has a colourful prodigy of over 320 years when by chance of history and circumstance, 44 French Huguenots fled religious persecution and were granted land in this lush and verdant valley. By nature of their knowledge and flair for wine grape cultivation and production, they laid the foundations that successfully established Franschhoek as one of the truly great wine and food destinations in South Africa. Franschhoek Vineyards Ltd was founded in 1945 by a group of local farmers to vinify their grapes on a co-operative basis. They have long since shed this old co-op image and they are now operating as a private winery within the premium wine stable of DGB (Pty) Ltd.
A softly styled wine with intense blackberry fruit and mocha coffee notes.
A lovely accompaniment to beef brisket with sweet potatoes.Try this wine also with grilled, smokey meat dishes and venison. It is particularly good with spicy dishes like Indian curries.
Ripe Pinotage grapes are picked from several vineyard sites dotted around the Cape and brought to the cellars to be crushed after de-stemming, then pumped into steel thermo tanks to undergo fermentation at controlled temperatures of 27 degrees, with skin contact remaining for around 20 days. the wine then is settled in tank, cleared with filtration and bottled bright