Made from grapes grown at 600m.
Therese de Beer, the winemaker, believes in so little intervention in the “grapes to bottle” process that she almost guiltily describes herself as a lazy winemaker.
I’ll tell you what she does have though; the woman’s touch. There’s a softness and elegance to this Cabernet that you’d swear a whoosh of Merlot has been added.It is full bodied, but it has been softened by plum and cassis with a hint of mint. You can also detect a little roast coffee bean from the oak.
It’s one of the few young Cabernet Sauvignons that I have been able to quaff recently without gagging on the tannins.
It costs R130 at the cellar door and online, and it’s currently going into distribution.