Rich flavours of cherries and ripe plum fruit with hints of chocolate and spice.
Portuguese varietals where planted in Calitzdorp during the late 1970’s with Tinta Barocca being the first to find its way to the Klein Karoo. Now Calitzdorp is known as South Africa’s Port Capital with these varietals leading the way. 30 year old vines are planted in shallow Karoo sand/clay on Buffelsvlei. Vines are trellised and micro irrigated.
Best enjoyed as is on those cold winters days or with crushed ice during a warm summers day with some soda water. Great pairing with most cheeses and chocolate desserts.
RECM: Best Value 2015
4 Stars in Platter Wine Guide 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Highest rating in Peter Schulz Port
Challenge: Wine 2005, 2007, 2008
Best Value: Wine Magazine 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Robert Parker – Wine Advocate
Ratings 2011: 88 points