Our Lounge Wines

We take pride in the wines we of­fer our guests, reg­u­larly up­dat­ing our list to en­sure a di­verse and up-to-date of­fer­ing. We hope you en­joy this month’s se­lec­tion!

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1 Jor­dan Sau­vi­gnon Blanc 2016, Stel­len­bosch

Jor­dan Wine Es­tate is sit­u­ated in Stel­len­bosch Kloof and has a mar­itime in­flu­ence from False Bay. This wine is picked from 34-yearold vines and is com­pletely un­wooded. The nose shows hints of dried grass and goose­ber­ries. On the palate it re­flects the nose and lingers with some de­light­ful river pebble notes which adds to the com­plex­ity of this wine.

2 Louis­vale Un­wooded Chardon­nay 2016, Coastal Re­gion

The fo­cus of this Stel­len­bosch wine farm is on Chardon­nay. This un­wooded wine is very fruit driven with notes of white fleshed peaches and lo­quat on the nose. The palate is un­com­pli­cated with soft fruity nu­ances, mak­ing this wine very easy to drink.

3 Clover­field Chenin Blanc 2017, Robert­son

Chenin Blanc is the most widely planted grape va­ri­ety in South Africa and has played a big part in the his­tory of wine in our coun­try, both as still wine and in brandy pro­duc­tion. Clover­field is owned by the Marais Fam­ily who have been pro­duc­ing wine in Robert­son since 1945. The wine is un­wooded and of­fers notes of fresh ap­ple and pot­pourri. Great en­joyed with food or on its own.

4 Dwyka Hills Shi­raz 2014, Western Cape

The Dwyka Hills Shi­raz was made by Chris­ti­aan Groe­newald, the win­ner of the Din­ers Club Wine­maker of the Year award in 2013. This Shi­raz has a lot of up­front plum and black cur­rent on the nose that leads to an ap­proach­able mouth­feel that also has the same pre­dom­i­nant pri­mary fruit that the nose sug­gests.

5 Jor­dan Black Magic Mer­lot 2014, Stel­len­bosch

The soil where these vines are grown is very rich in Black Tour­ma­line crys­tals that an­cient ma­gi­cians used for pro­tec­tion. The Jor­dan Black Magic Mer­lot has a com­plex nose with hints of red fruit in­ter­twined with hints of cedar wood. On the palate, the wine crescen­dos with a long, lush, and com­plex fin­ish.

6 Al­lée Bleue Star­lette Pinotage 2014, Fran­schhoek

The Star­lette wine range from Al­lée Bleue is po­si­tioned as a wine of ex­cep­tional qual­ity with the fo­cus on ac­ces­si­bil­ity and value. The nose of­fers notes of bright red and black fruit, with a hint of cured meat. The wine has an easy mouth­feel that de­liv­ers on the fruit that was promised on the nose.

7 Louis­vale Do­minique 2014, Coastal Re­gion

This wine is a blend of Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, Mer­lot, and Caber­net Franc and was ma­tured for 12 months in small oak bar­rels. The nose shows black cur­rent, dark cherry, as well as dark cho­co­late notes. The mouth­feel is el­e­gant with soft in­te­grated tan­nins. This is a de­li­cious ex­am­ple of how well South Africa can make Bordeaux blended wines.

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