R 95 per bottle
R 568 per 6 bottle casedelivered to your door in ZA
Colour: Dark ruby red.
Bouquet: An abundance of ripe berries, cherries and nuts followed by mocha aromas in the background. Taste: A full-bodied, smooth and velvety wine with a firm tannic structure, displaying blackcurrant and tobacco flavours, a spicy undertone and a long-lasting aftertaste.
100% Touriga Nacional
Enjoy on its own or with roasts such as duck, lamb and beef.
Background Allesverloren, situated on the south-eastern slopes of the Kasteelberg near Riebeek West, is the oldest estate in the Swartland Wine of Origin district and is renowned for its red wines and port. The farm, which dates back to 1704, began producing wine exactly a century later. In 1872 Allesverloren was acquired by Daniel Francois Malan and has remained in the Malan family for five generations. Winemaker Danie Malan and his late father, Fanie, were among the wine pioneers of the Swartland, ably demonstrating the outstanding wine growing potential of what was once considered the breadbasket of the Cape. While wheat remains the major crop in the region, increasing numbers of wine farms are established each year to take advantage of the beneficial terroir. Vineyard Location Located in the Riebeekberg ward, the trellised and drip-irrigated vines grow in a combination of Malmesbury shale, known for its excellent water-retention capability, and Table Mountain sandstone. Established in 1990, the vineyards yielded 12 tons per hectare.
The grapes were harvested by hand at 22.6° Balling during late February when showing prominent varietal flavours. The vineyards yielded 12 tons per hectare.
The grapes were harvested by hand at 22.6° Balling during late February when showing prominent varietal flavours, and the juice fermented in open tanks at 25°C for seven days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in a combination of second- and third-fill French oak barrels for a period of eight months.