In a nutshell: A biodynamic, hand-picked, South African Cabernet Franc.
The lowdown: Grown in sustainable vineyards with minimal mechanical intervention and no herbicides or pesticides. Waterkloof, like many good wine estates, believe its all about the vineyard and this wine is a prime example of that. Classic aromas of graphite, fresh leaves and red fruits leading onto a long and elegant palate with vibrant fruits, textured spice and a clean minerally core.
When to drink: Slow roasted lamb shank would be a great partner to this.
Founded by Paul Boutinot in 2004, Waterkloof is a family-owned, organic, biodynamic and WWF Biodiversity Champion farm perched high up on the windswept Schapenberg, overlooking False Bay and The Atlantic Ocean.
Living soils, naturally low yields and a long growing season help provide talented young Cellarmaster Nadia Barnard with naturally balanced grapes that are imbued with a truly defining sense of origin. Those grapes are then transformed into wine with a minimum of intervention. The resulting wines are fine, inimitable and best enjoyed with food.