Nitida Calligraphy 2014

Nitida Calligraphy 2014

Nitida Calligraphy 2014

Description of the wine from Nitida Wine Farm

I went for lunch at Cassia Restaurant and because it was my birthday they gave me as a present this wonderful wine so I decided to take a nice picture of it!

A rare combination of elegance with personality which will flourish into maturity! Blackberry, mulberry and red cherry feast captivates while firm dustings of Jarrah wood and dark cacao hint of the future. Will be brilliantly hosted by kudu carpaccio and pot roast guinea fowl pie.

‘Great wine is made in the vineyard’, this being ever-true in the case of Bordeaux varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meticulous leaf removal around the bunch zone allowed for improved sunlight penetration, thus ensuring optimal ripening and colour and flavour development. The Cape’s many winds served to further reduce our yields ensuring optimal fruit concentration. After selective hand-harvesting, the grapes are de-stemmed and individual berries are sorted across a vibrating table ensuring only the best grapes make their way to fermentation tanks. Fermentation takes place in open-top fermenters with punch-downs every four hours ensuring optimal colour, tannin and flavour extraction. The wine is then matured in 100% French oak (38% new oak) for twelve months followed by light filtration prior bottling.

Reuben’s Restaurant

Reuben’s Restaurant

Reuben’s Restaurant

Food photography

The new Reuben’s Restaurant is situated just off the main street in Franschhoek,  2 Daniel Hugo Rd and  much of what guests have come to love about the Reuben’s experience remain, but it’s presented in new, fresh and personal packaging, with Reuben and Maryke’s personalities and tastes evident throughout. “The gap between maintaining the heart and soul of the Reuben’s experience, which our guests have come to know and trust over the years, and all of the potential and excitement of something new and completely ours, is where our creativity can really be let loose and flourish,” says Reuben Riffel. “It’s time for a new look and for pushing ourselves to constantly offer our customers a better experience, and we’re bursting with positive energy for everything to come!”

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Reuben’s Restaurant

Reuben’s Restaurant

The new Reuben’s Restaurant is situated just off the main street in Franschhoek,  2 Daniel Hugo Rd and  much of what guests have come to love about the Reuben’s experience remain, but it’s presented in new, fresh and personal packaging, with Reuben and Maryke’s personalities and tastes evident throughout. “The gap between maintaining the heart and soul of the Reuben’s experience, which our guests have come to know and trust over the years, and all of the potential and excitement of something new and completely ours, is where our creativity can really be let loose and flourish,” says Reuben Riffel. “It’s time for a new look and for pushing ourselves to constantly offer our customers a better experience, and we’re bursting with positive energy for everything to come!”

For reservations please email to reservations@reubens.co.za

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

 

 

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Olympus 300mm f4 PRO what a wonderful lens from Olympus. (35mm equivalent: 600mm) is a precision instrument that delivers pristine optical rendering across the entire image ‑ all packed in a metal body that is one of the most compact in its class. The fast aperture of 1:4.0 gives you full control of your creativity and outstanding image quality. It features the world’s first* 5‑Axis Sync IS mechanism, which works with your OM‑D E‑M1 or E‑M5 Mark II to realise an enhanced compensation by 6 EV steps. Tipping the scales at 1270g, this M.ZUIKO lens is up to 75 percent lighter than competitor’s SLR lenses ‑ while continuing to provide equivalent focal lengths for your nature, sports, telemacro or stage photography. In all weather conditions, extreme mobility is yours for any photo assignment! This must‑have lens with the high‑speed focusing ability of less than 300ms using the E‑M5 Mark II is beyond comparison.

Some sample images taken with Olympus OM-D EM-1 and Olympus 300mm f4 PRO

Baccarat Cabernet Sauvignon

Baccarat Cabernet Sauvignon

Baccarat Cabernet Sauvignon

aged in French oak barrels and shows aromas of plum, blackberry compote and hints of cedar. It is well balanced by soft well integrated tannins and has a good mid plate structure with depth and complexity of flavour. This wine partners well with red meat, roast turkey and Gruyère.
http://www.baccaratwines.co.za

Le Lude Cap Classique

Le Lude Cap Classique

Le Lude Cap Classique Media Launch

Franschhoek for more info please visit the web site www.lelude.co.za

Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay

Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay

Porcupine Ridge Chardonnay

For this maiden vintage, grapes from Elgin, Wellington and Robertson were used. The wine was partially fermented in barrel and then racked from its gross lees into older French oak barriques to accentuate the fresh citrus fruit aromas Chardonnay offers. Battonage was done once a week for 3 months to add a creamy mouthfeel to the wine.
TASTING NOTES: The wine has a zesty, limey nose showing ripe lemons, grapefruit and even a hint of lemongrass. Vibrant citrus fruit flavours dominate the mid-palate with integrated acidity, a medium body and a fresh mouthfeel, all supported by understated French oak flavours. The finish is exceptionally smooth with hints of clementine and orange peel.

 

Wolftrap Rosè

Wolftrap Rose 2014

Wolftrap Rose 2014

Beautifully bright pink colour with pungent fruity flavours of red berries and a touch of spice. Smooth and round on the palate with a balanced natural acidity. A refreshing wine with a mouthwatering finish.

Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek South Africa

Porcupine Ridge

Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Franschhoek – Cape of Good Hope

Olympus OM-D EM-1 | Olympus 60mm macro f2.8

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon

Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon

Franschhoek – Cape of Good Hope

Olympus OM-D EM-1 | Olympus 60mm macro f2.8