Traversing the beautiful vineyards of the Western Cape I have the good fortune to often taste small and unique parcels of wine. A winemaker creates blends to accentuate certain qualities or add complexity to a wine. Forager is such a blend, assembled from selected grapes, each with the own special character, ‘foraged’ from various vineyards, barrels and batches to create a distinctive wine in which the whole is greater than the sums of its parts.

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FORAGER WHITE (CHENIN BLANC/GRENACHE BLANC)


Light yellow-straw. The nose is reminiscent of apricot, peach and quince with hints of litchi and cardamon. Citrus and stone fruit follow on the palate rounded by subtle oak and punchy lime acidity. The finish is long and dry. Medium to full bodied.

Pair with wild mushroom risotto, Moroccan chicken tagine or herb crusted rack of lamb

Serve below room temperature: 7°C to 10°C.

This wine can be enjoyed now but will reward cellaring for up to 3-4 years.

AWARDS :

2019: Best Value White Blend - Winemag, 90pt - Winemag, 4 Stars Platter

2020: Gold - Gilbert & Gaillard, 4 Stars Platter, 92pt - Winemag, Top 10 White blends - Winemag

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FORAGER RED (SHIRAZ/GRENACHE)


Deep ruby garnet. The nose is reminiscent of dark forest fruit with notes of white pepper, dried herbs, cloves and leather. Red berry and dark jam follow on the palate with subtle vanilla oak. The finish is elegant and perfumed. Medium to full bodied with soft, supple tannins.

Pair with grilled and barbequed beef or game; pan roasted duck breast or hearty stews and braised meats

Serve below room temperature: 12°C to 16°C.

This wine can be enjoyed now but will reward cellaring for up to 5-6 years

AWARDS:

2018: Gold - Ultra Wine Challenge, 3.5 Stars Platter

2019: Gold - Gilbert & Gaillard, 3.5 Stars Platter

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