The vineyards are situated on the southern slopes of the Kasteelberg, where there is more clay in the soil mixed with Malmesbury shale. The terroir gives a deeper and richer style red blend, based on mainly Shiraz and Mourvèdre and Petit Syrah (Durif) is added. Barrel-aged in 2nd and 3rd fill 225l barrels for 12-14 months. Bottle-aged for 3 years. Appealing ripe black plum, spice and tobacco leaf notes on the nose. Succulent red and black fruit in the mouth along with spicy tobacco and earthy notes. Structured but velvety texture with a long, smoothly rewarding finish.
Game birds, lamb & cream based pastas, stuffed tomatoes and grilled aubergines.
About the winery:
The history of L'Ormarins in Franschhoek dates back to 1694 when Huguenot Jean Roi planted 4000 vines beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains. Current owner is wine connoisseur Anthonij Rupert. The Cape of Good Hope Wines are made from some of the oldest South African vines, planted in the prime regions of Darling, Swartland and Elandskloof. Unique terroirs which give elegant and refined wines.
Characteristics:Deep red color, complex and elegant texture with black and red fruit. Well integrated oak. Pinotage grapes from the best regions in Stellenbosch. Food pairing:...
Characteristics:Blend made of 28% Shiraz with Bordeaux varietals. The colour is dark ruby, the aromas are exuberant with black berries, dark chocolate and cigar box,...
Characteristics:Deep ruby red, spicy aroma with notes of plums and ripe cherries, tobacco and tea leaves, elegant fruit with dry tannins and fine acidity, concentrated...
Characteristics:Dark ruby colour, blend of 46% Shiraz, 40% Pinotage and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex nose, ample aromas of plum, blackcurrant and black cherry. Subtle hints...