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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
An exceptional Swartland block of pinotage, on deep oakleaf soils at Rheeboksfontein, yielded fruit of intense concentration. This block has been used since the inception of the Spice Route Wine Company, and continues to deliver high quality. Another warm Swartland vintage has produced a wine with ripe, dark character.
Colour: Deep ruby, with dark purple tones
Aroma: Dark, sweet fruits with youngberry and dried prunes. Liquorice and pine needles, with vanilla hints.
Palate: Well developed tannins, with integration of brooding fleshy fruits and oak flavours. Balanced medium body, with a full finish.
Five centuries ago the ancient mariners braved uncharted seas to round the Cape in search of exotic spices. Their nerve and dash inspired Charles Back to found the Spice Route Winery in 1997. Charles had bought the farm Klein Amoskuil, and this Malmesbury based farm is now home to Spice Route's Swartland terroir styled wines. The Spice Route Winery has found its signature wine...Read More About Spice Route
A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on
the quality aspect.
At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the
biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...Read More About South Africa
South Africa Creation
Pinotage is all South
Africa. A crossing between Pinot
Noir and Cinsaut in the early 1900's created this national variety and the
South Africans have worked for decades to tame the grape. Luckily, winemakers discovered
how to turn this variety into high-quality wine and their results are delicious.
...Read More About Pinotage
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