Entries by Sandro Tasso

Cape Wine 2018

Cape Wine 2018 Ormonde stand at Cape Wine 2018 South Africa’s biggest wine platform. Ormonde Private Cellar is situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where the rugged Darling hills roll and fall along the contours of a ancient granite intrusion. These molten rocks, forced from the earth to 300m above sea level, guard the Atlantic […]

Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

Boekenhoutskloof Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon A refined, complex nose offers aromas of cassis, dark berry fruit, pencil shavings and whiffs of spicy tobacco. Fine-grained powdery tannins are juxtaposed against both black and red berry fruit, hints of thyme and graphite and a vibrant acidity on the midpalate. The wine is lithe and multi-layered with exceptional balance, […]

The Boekenhoutskloof Syrah

The Boekenhoutskloof Syrah is sourced from three different sites. We acquired two new properties in the Swartland (Porseleinberg and Goldmine) a few years ago for its unique terroir of rocky bedrock and decomposed mica schist soils. These vineyards contribute to a substantial amount of our current bottling, although the original Wellington vineyard still contributes roughly […]

Essay Wines

Essay Wines “Essay” refers to the popular abbreviation for South Africa (SA) as well as implying an “assemblage” or blending of things to create a whole greater than its parts. ESSAY WINES consists of 2 blended wines produced in a Mediterranean style representing what we believe to be the best from our area, the Agter-Paarl. […]

Bastille Festival 2018

Bastille Festival 2018 the popular Franschhoek Bastille Festival Food & Wine Marquee, situated at the Huguenot Monument. Berets in hand.Red white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 15th and 16th July, in style! One of the main sponsor Boekenhoutskloof Wine with Chocolate Block and Boekenhoutskloof range […]

Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose

The discreet blush of Belle Rose, achieved by carbonic maceration (internal berry fermentation), is emphasized in the name the ‘beautiful rose’. This process extracts the elegant colour and the flavours of the Pinot Noir grape, but not the harsh tannins – maintaining a distinguished dry elegance. The palate reveals a lively presentation of rich strawberry […]

Berg River Canoe Marathon 2018

Berg River Canoe Marathon 2018 The Berg River Canoe Marathon takes place annually over a distance of 240 km over four days from Paarl to the West Coast town of Velddrif. This classic 240km paddling odyssey from Parrl to Velddrif gets a new twist as it becomes a two-person team event. Solo adventurers always welcome. The Berg River […]

Essay Shiraz Mourvedre & Grenache & Cinsault

Essay Shiraz Mourvedre & Grenache & Cinsault This deep garnet blend is a medium-bodied red wine with an expressive nose and a soft, lush mouth-feel. The Shiraz gives ripre plum fruit and dark fruit notes on the nose and palate. Grenache softens the palate, adds floral notes and combines with Shiraz to form the back-bone […]