As a young, idealistic winemaker I dreamt of making one red wine from my own estate. My vision was to blend this wine mainly from two varieties that I loved then and still love today - Shiraz and Malbec. I would complement this blend with small amounts of idiosyncratic varieties with very distinctive individual characters like Touriga Nacional, Barbera and Tannat. These would be added in the same way one adds a pinch or herbs or a sprinkle of salt and pepper to a dish. And so that’s exactly what I planted on our family estate.
This wine is the culmination of that dream.
Showing distinctive Drift Estate aromas of mulberry, blackberry and plum interwoven with garden herbs and fynbos floral notes, this wine stands for the signature of this estate. It loves supporting food off a traditional Overberg Highland braai, especially when I slow cook farm mutton drenched in farm olive oil.
In South Africa, try braaied Kudu venison with a wild mushroom source, or if that’s hard to come by in the UK a nice thick rump steak!
|2015||Platter’s Wine Guide 2020
Cathy Pacific Hong Kong IWSC 2018
Platter’s Wine Guide 2019
Sommelier Wine Awards 2018
|2014||Platter’s Wine Guide 2018
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
Platter’s Wine Guide 2017
Wine Magazine, South Africa