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Circle of Life Red, Waterkloof Estate, 75cl

£13.75

Wines from the Waterkloof Estate emphasise restraint, elegance and a strong mineral character due to the vineyards’ exposed position on the upper slopes of the famed Schaapenberg Mountain. High above False Bay the Waterkloof vineyards face directly onto the Atlantic Ocean at the southern limit of the Stellenbosch wine region. This very special site with its strong maritime influence, steep aspect and unique soil profile allows for the production of truly fine wines. The winemaking and viticultural team led by Werner Engelbrecht follow natural winemaking methods with minimal intervention, including the use of open-top fermenters, whole bunch pressing, wild yeast fermentation, extended fermentation periods and extra lees contact to maximise the terroir character. Since the first vintage in 2005 the estate has garnered widespread praise and many awards, producing some of South Africa’s best and most sought after Sauvignon and Merlot based wines. A classically styled wine with notes of cassis and cedar. The seamless, elegant palate is encased by fine tannins. It is a wine that will increase in complexity with age.

Key features

Grape Variety
Blend

Country
South Africa

ABV
14.5%

Style
Full & Opulent

Vintage
2015/16

Region
Stellenbosch

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2014, Silver Medal

"A sophisticated blend of candied fruit, apple, mango and quince, with a hint of spice and a lick of creamy vanilla. 'This offers a good expression of tropical fruit with very well-integrated oak,' said Agustín Trapero of Launceston Place."

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