Winemaking at De Grendel is a careful balance between science and art. The meticulous care of the vineyards allows the grapes to express the environment in which they are grown and their distinctive varietal character. Careful harvesting and gentle handling in the cellar, combined with the winemaker’s passionate practice of their craft, carry the wines throughout the journey from fruit into wine. The state of the art winery is respectful of the age-old traditions of winemaking yet firmly and uncompromisingly modern in technological advancements, a perfect marriage of old and new.
Wines on offer:
- De Grendel Brut
- De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc
- De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc
- De Grendel Chardonnay
- De Grendel Rose
- De Grendel Merlot
- De Grendel Shiraz
- De Grendel Pinot Noir
De Grendel Brut
Pale lemon colour with exceptionally fine mousse. It exudes freshness and pure fruit on the nose by showcasing vibrant notes of Granny Smith apple, white blossom, candied lemon rind and white peach. Creamy, biscuit notes give texture to the lively citrus and green apple. An elegant and refined MCC with a yeasty undercurrent on the palate.
De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc
The wine has a delicate, pale straw colour with a slight green edge. It displays an aromatic kaleidoscope, rich with perfumed lime, white pear, passion fruit and lemon thyme. The aromas prevail on the palate with added Granny Smith apples, lemongrass and nettle. The palate is perfectly balanced by a steely mineral zest and enjoyable long finish.
De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is stylistically different than our De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc in the sense that the wine leans more towards a fuller and richer style, with intense hints of minerality, gooseberries and asparagus on the nose and palate.
De Grendel Chardonnay
The slow ripening fruit produces wines of consistently distinctive character and expressive style. Crisp Granny Smith apple and ripe citrus aromas of Ruby grapefruit are permeated with soft layers of crème caramel and sweet orange marmalade. The flavours are lively, and the finish refined and rich with a long tail due to oaking and extended lees contact.
De Grendel Rose
The De Grendel Rosé was produced from 50% Pinotage, renowned for producing fine fruit-driven Rosé, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure and acidity. It is pale rose gold in colour, with a pro-nounced bouquet of watermelon, raspberry coulis and passion fruit.
De Grendel Merlot
If classic elegance is more your thing, look no further. It first reveals a delicate allsorts of berries – red, black and blue – followed by the alluring aroma of aniseed and liquorice which are all carried through on the palate.
De Grendel Shiraz
This Shiraz shows coriander, lavender, white pepper and some floral notes on the nose. This full structured wine is well supported by oak undertones and sweet ripe tannins. On the palate the wine lingers with a beautiful clove flavour.
De Grendel Pinot Noir
Light ruby red with a pale brown rim. Cranberry, sour cherry, mushroom, wet leaves and wet soil aromas abound. The medium-bodied palate delivers flavours of liquorice, perfume, spice and earthy porcini mushrooms.
De Grendel Viognier
Most loved for its perfumed aromas, the De Grendel Viognier ranges from tangerine, mango, ripe peach and honeysuckle on the nose to creamier flavours of vanilla with spices of nutmeg and clove due to oak ageing.
De Grendel Rubaiyat
The Rubaiyat is a classic poetic Bordeaux-styled blend consisting of a ‘quatrain’ of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The name is inspired by Omar Khayyam’s exquisite collection of 1000 Persian love poems from the 10th century, held dear by the late Sir David Graaff. Each successive vintage features a different quatrain from the poem on the label, hence the blend of four varietals for De Grendel’s flagship wine.