A powerful, yet polished red displaying aromas of dark berry fruit, spice and cassis, with soft tannins, vibrant acidity and notes of fruitcake on the finish.
Delaire Graff Estate is situated on the Helshoogte Mountain Pass in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Records indicate the property was founded in 1679 by the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. He had an understanding of viticulture and fostered a winemaking tradition that has grown over the centuries. In the early 1980s John Platter, of the eponymous Wine Guide, bought the property and named it Delaire. In 2003, Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds International, acquired the property and renamed it Delaire Graff Estate. Morne Very is the winemaker. The vineyards perch atop the slopes of Botmaskop Peak and were replanted in 2003 with varietals matched to specific parcels. The fruit is harvested by hand from the estate and sourced from other high altitude vineyards in Stellenbosch.
|(51% Cabernet Sauvignon/16% Cabernet Franc/10% Merlot/12% Petit Verdot/7% Shiraz/4% Malbec). The whole berries were fermented with gentle punch downs after which the must was basket pressed and the wine matured for 14 months in French oak.
|Delaire Graff Estate is situated in Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa’s most historic and prestigious wine region. Founded by Simon van der Stel in 1679, Simon brought a sound knowledge of viticulture, the art of wine making – fostering a tradition that has grown from strength to strength through the centuries. In 1982 John Platter, well known wine writer, bought Delaire, then known as Avontuur. Looking at the magnificent view, he decided to rename the farm Delaire Estate, meaning ”From the Sky”. Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds International acquired the estate in 2003 and vowed to transform it into South Africa’s most desirable art, hospitality and wine destination. Today, with two outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, a destination Spa and two luxury boutiques, the transformation of this piece of paradise is complete.