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Excerpt’s from: South Africa’s cool-climate whites and scorching reds: why the country has it all

2018-11-21T11:05:50+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Bonfire Hill Wines, Moveable Feast, News, Over the Moon, Overberg, Review, The Drift Estate, There Are Still Mysteries, Wine|

South Africa is on its game for white wines Wine lovers, take note: South Africa is on its game for white wines! The country’s whites are now deserving of every wine consumer’s attention, not least for the excellent value they have to offer. As James and I tasted through almost 500 wines from the country in May this year, we could not help but be amazed as one outstanding flight followed the next of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and even Sauvignon Blanc. Until only too recently, much of the white grapes grown in the Cape found their way into bulk wine, [...]

Naked Pinot Noir on Roller-skates

2018-11-21T11:41:28+00:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Over the Moon, The Drift Estate|

The second of our brand new releases is called The Drift Estate “Over the Moon” Unfettered Red 2017. This unwooded red is a cutting-edge blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Barocca and Shiraz. We’ve dived down a completely different rabbit hole with this wine. We wanted to break some of the nonsensical ‘rules’ of winemaking by harking back to ancient cellar methodology. The majority of the wine (Touriga Franca) was fermented off the skins, which is extremely rare for a red wine these days. This results in a low-tannin, but darkly hued red wine with cherry cola aromas and mulberry flavours. The [...]