Altydgedacht, the historic Durbanville Estate with a 300-year old winemaking history, has added a Cabernet Sauvignon to the range and released new vintages of its highly acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer. See key wine information below and attached please find a comprehensive media release.
ALTYDGEDACHT CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2015
This wine was produced from dry-land vineyards with an average age of 17 years and an average yield of 9 tons per hectare, and aged for 10 months in French oak.
Tasting notes and food pairing: This is a full-bodied red wine with an intense ruby red colour. Gorgeous blackcurrant aromas with a hint of spice follow through on the palate. This complex wine with juicy tannins and a velvety finish will mature well over the next 4 years. Perfect as a fireside tipple, this wine is also a great accompaniment to a ribeye steak, a juicy prime rib or a gourmet mushroom burger.
Retail price: The Altydgedacht Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is available at select retailers nationally, between R75 and R79 per bottle.
ALTYDGEDACHT SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
The Durbanville Wine Valley Association, the marketing body for the twelve wineries in the area, has presented Sauvignon Blanc as a flag-bearer for this wine area, where the cool summer winds, hilly aspects and good soils combine to produce fine cool-climate Sauvignon Blancs. Altydgedacht was one of the first farms in the area to show the potential of this varietal, launching their maiden Sauvignon Blanc in 1988, and has continued to win prestigious awards for this varietal ever since.
This Altydgedacht Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was produced from seven separate blocks of dry-land vineyards with an average yield of 9 tons per hectare, each block contributing its own individual characteristics to the wine. One third of the harvest was obtained from 24 year-old vines, planted on southwest-facing slopes, whilst another third was sourced from 14-year old, high-elevation vineyards on an east-facing slope, and the balance derived from 10 year-old vines on a southern slope. In the cellar the wine was matured on the lees for three months prior to bottling, enhancing the wine’s complexity.
Tasting notes and food pairing: The wine has a straw-coloured hue. Due to differential picking, the grapes imparted a whole spectrum of aromas and flavours to the wine, ranging from green pepper and green figs to passion fruit and guava, with tropical fruit dominating on the palate. This inviting wine can be generously enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to fish, sushi, poultry and a range of vegetarian dishes.
Retail price: The Altydgedacht Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is available at select retailers nationally, between R75 and R79 per bottle.
ALTYDGEDACHT GEWÜRZTRAMINER 2015
Reminiscent of the wines of Alsace, the cool-climate wine region in north-east France, the Altydgedacht Gewürztraminer 2015 is made in its usual signature dry style, a rarity in the Cape winelands.
This award-winning wine is produced from dry-land vineyards with an average age of 15 years. In the cellar the wine was matured on the lees for eleven months prior to bottling, enhancing the wine’s complexity.
Latest Award: Gold Medal at the 2016 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards
Tasting notes and food pairing: A brilliant straw colour wine with a slight green tint on the edge. The nose is perfumed, with good expression of spice, rose petals, Turkish delight and leechies. The palate follows through with floral flavours and a mélange of fruits, with good weight and a lingering finish. An elegant, complex wine with good ageing potential, it can be enjoyed on its own or as an accompaniment to spicy foods, curries and sushi.
Retail price: The Altydgedacht Gewürztraminer 2015 is available at select retailers nationally, at approximately R95 per bottle.