Always on the hunt for the exciting, we’ve cultivated a stranger (Extraño) in our vineyards, delicately taming Tempranillo’s temperamental streak by integrating fellow Spanish varieties Grenache and Carignan.
The grapes are handled very carefully, with no excessive pump-overs and gentle pressing to ensure minimum tannin extraction. The wines are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks before being oaked in 2nd and 3rd fill French and American barrels for 24 months. The Tempranillo and some of the Grenache noir grapes are from the Fairview farm in Paarl, with the balance of the latter is from the cooler region of Darling. The Carignan is from old bushvines in the Swartland. The Grenache noir from the block at Fairview is a bush vine, with its naturally upright shoots trained through a stok-by-paaltjie technique (in order to lift the grapes).
Regional Revival Range
Carignan, Grenache Noir, Tempranillo
|Wine of Origin||
Dark fruit, blackberries, liquorice and cinnamon
Medium bodied, with red fruit, a well-integrated firm tannin structure and a long elegant finish
Carignan: 15%, Grenache Noir: 15%, Tempranillo: 70%
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Enjoy with tapas, chorizo and spicy stews
After 18 months, our Suid-Agter Paarl road is finally complete. No more pesky stop and go's - come visit!