Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rose` 2015

In The Vineyard

A wet 2013 winter, a lack of strong winds during flowering and unpredictable weather conditions during harvest presented a challenging vintage. However, the subsequent quality is fantastic and resulted in excellent extraction along with full, ripe flavours.

Tasting Notes

Made from 100% free run juice, this unique Rosé displays flavours of ripe strawberries, cassis and candyfloss with dark red berries and cream on the mid palate and a juicy, crisp and dry finish.

Origin

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape varieties

100% Cabernet Franc

Delaire Graff Shiraz 2014

Vineyards and Harvest

The Shiraz grapes were handpicked in the fresh hours of the early morning from a selection of cool vineyard sites in the Stellenbosch region

Tasting Notes

his juicy, ripe and approachable Shiraz with its ruby colour and purple tints has a spicy white pepper undertone as well as lavender and dark red fruit aromas of mulberries. It is characterised by versatility, demonstrating a smooth a soft palate with a savoury finish.

Origin

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape varieties

100% Shiraz

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2014

Vinification

Extensive sorting of the grapes formed part of the quality management process. The grapes were de-stemmed only, not crushed, to ensure gentle extraction of fruit flavours. Whole berry fermentation and gentle punch downs ensured extra care in handling of grapes. After basket pressing, the wine matured in French oak barrels for 18 months, 30% new, where malolactic fermentation took place

Tasting Notes

Rich aromas of cassis and spice with intense liquorice and blackberry flavours on the palate and fine, lingering tannins. Optimal ageing potential of 5 – 8 year

Origin

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape varieties

63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 6% Cabernet Franc

Delaire Graff chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve 2014

Vinification

Extensive bunch sorting formed part of the quality management process. The grapes were whole bunch pressed with no sulphur added and barrel fermented for 14 days. Maturation took place in French barrels for 10 months. No batonage or malolactic fermentation took place, in order to retain freshness.

Tasting Notes

Light golden wheat colour. Layered expressions of citrus and tropical fruit with subtle layers of honey and almonds in the background. Balanced and superbly structured, the flavours are complimented by a delicate minerality.

Origin

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Grape varieties

100% Chenin Blanc

Delaire Graff Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Vinification

The grapes did not receive any skin contact and were gently pressed. Fermentation lasted 3 weeks at 15 ̊C. The wine was left on its primary lees for 5 weeks post fermentation and and after blending and extra 6 months on fine lees.

Tasting Notes

A classic maritime Sauvignon Blanc, this wine reveals aromas of cut grass, asparagus and hints of citrus tropical fruit. Discover a multilayered, complex mouth feel, a fresh and crisp vibrancy with lingering flavours of Cape gooseberry and zesty fruit with a subtle mineral finish.

Origin

Cape Town, South Africa

Grape varieties

100% Sauvignon Blanc