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Cobus Basson was a beloved young farm owner who lost his leg when a tractor overturned in the Carignan vineyard. Being a man of great spirit, he affectionately became known as ‘Houtbeen’ (Pegleg). This is our homage to him and the oldest Carignan vineyard in South Africa. Ideal for the drinkers on the hunt for a wine with enormous character and depth of flavour.
The Carignan grapes were picked from Bassons’ bushvine vineyards in the Swartland side of the Perdeberg Mountain. It is the oldest Carignan vineyard in the country, planted in 1981. The vines grow on Malmesbury shale soils, which provide elegance to the grapes and sheer complexity to the final wine.
The grapes were hand harvested at 23.0 °B, destalked, hand sorted and lightly crushed, 20% was added as whole bunches to the bottom of the tank. Next, the grapes were fermented in a foudre with regular pump overs. The wine completed malolactic fermentation in 2nd and 3rd fill French barrels, with further maturation for 11 months. Only the best barrels were selected, lightly filtered and bottled.
|Wine of Origin||
Deep ruby red
Perfume of violets, black pepper and red cherry on the nose
Fresh cranberry and baking spices with fine tannin and a savoury finish
|Food Pairing Ideas||
Pair with game – especially ostrich fillet. A compliment to any meal.
A taste of our most exceptional land that bottles a true sense of place. We produce only the highest quality selection from each vintage in small and limited batches.