Wine

List

 

Wine Has Always Been An Integral Part Of The Italian Table. The Carefully Selected Wines On Our Menu Reflect Not Only The Extensive And Excellent South African Terroir (Aggregate Factors That Affect The Physical Vineyard Site), But Also Appeal To All Palettes And Food Pairing.

•Tribaut Brut Tradition NV      695

Fruity and floral notes on the nose. Very fresh and lively. Fine and delicate on the palate, with hints of dried fruit and apricot flavours.          

           

•Tribaut Brut Rosé NV      695

A fruity and elegant Champagne, dominated with red fruit flavours such as blackcurrant and raspberry. Nice mature complexity on the palate along with a superb light salmon colour.

•Graham Beck Brut or Brut Rosé NV      319

The Brut yields a consistent flavour of fresh granny smith apples with overtones of freshly baked biscuits rounded by a creamy yet fresh mouth feel. Rosé, explosive mousse, intensely savoury and generous finish.    

 - Robertson

•Nitida Matriarch in Red 2012 (Shiraz)      275

An orchestra of impressions. The chorus of meaty Shiraz entwines harmoniously with basil and wild watercress. Strains of vanilla, cloves and pink peppercorns complete the ensemble.    

- Durbanville

•Pierre Jourdan Brut NV      259 

Glass 187.5ml      55

Crisp, stimulating and rewarding on the palate.

The only way to start an evening or luncheon.            

 - Franschhoek        

•Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2016      279

Flavours of freshly baked bread comforts the palate, while the fine balance between the fruit and acidity

displays beautiful finesse and elegance.          

- Stellenbosch         

•Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir 2016      329

A delicate balance exists between the crisp acidity and subtle creaminess on the palate. Stunning onion skin colour.     

 - Constantia

• Boschendal 1685 2017      189

A soft, full-bodied wine with a harmonious palate and coated acidity adding to the zesty, mineral finish. Good balance between acidity and structure, with a persistent lingering length.         

 - Franschhoek        

•Bouchard Finlayson 2016       249

Traditionally fragrant, expressing tropical tones of pineapple and passion fruit with hints of litchi and guava surrounding the palate!            

 - Walker Bay           

•Cape Point Vineyards 2017      239

Shows a complex array of tropical fruit, grapefruit and limes all held together by an incredible mineral

backbone. The palate is focused and racy, made in a style to be a wonderful food companion.   

 - Cape Town           

•Catherine Marshall 2016      229

Mouth filling flavours of passion fruit, lichee and ripe mangoes with a long, pure line of lime sorbet on the finish.  

 - Elgin           

•Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée 2017      239

Rich in tropical fruit flavours, underpinned by layers of gooseberry and nettles. Well balanced and complex, it finishes long, with concentrated fruit and fresh, crisp acidity.    

 - Stellenbosch        

•Dombeya 2016      199

Flavours of lemon grass, loads of passion fruit, winter melon and hints of wet stone. The palate is crisp, fresh and enticingly fruity with a sweet fruity finish. Touch of Semillon gives a softer mouth feel toward the end.        

 - Stellenbosch        

•Groote Post 2017      199

On the nose fragrances of white stone fruit with quartz-like minerality greets you and a touch of asparagus rounds it off. The palate has great length, showing green fig and gooseberry flavours. 

 - Darling      

•Hartenberg 2017      189

A clean, vibrant entry that follows through to great

mid-palate weight and fullness. Balanced acidity, finish

is long and creamy. An absolute classic!          

 - Stellenbosch        

 - Suggested Pairing: Toasted Almond River Trout    

•Iona 2017      249

Notes of granadilla and pineapple to the fore on the nose but also lime and a little jasmine. The palate is fairly bursting with fruit offset by racy acidity, the finish long and dry.    

 - Elgin           

Sauvignon Blanc    

•Klein Constantia Estate 2017      259

I have always regarded this wine as a Rolls Royce of Sauvignon Blanc! Well integrated with flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruit, expressive of terrior,  balanced acidity, the finish is long and rich, showcasing the typical Klein Constantia minerality.        

 - Constantia

•La Motte 2017      189

This extremely popular sauvignon blanc is highly

regarded for its distinctive tropical fruit and green flavours with a rich, generous palate and satisfying structure.       

 - Franschhoek        

•Nitida 2017      189

Crunchy nectarine, litchi, pomegranate and greengage rest juxtaposed to the fundamentals of dusty nettle, pine nut and asparagus flavours all expressed on a canvass of flinty petrichor and elegant acids.       

 - Durbanville          

•Protea by Anthonij Rupert 2017      129

Fresh and lively with hints of ripe gooseberry and white pear leading the bouquet. Tropical flavours abound on the palate with a fresh acidity supporting the finish into a lingering structure and a lengthy dry finish.            

 - Franschhoek        

•Splattered Toad 2017      149

Glass 187.5ml      45

Flavours of tropical fruit, limes, grapefruit, freshly cut grass and peppers dominate the nose, following through to a zesty, lively palate.      

 - Western Cape      

•Springfield Life From Stone 2017       239

Glass 187.5ml      63

Life from Stone derives its name from the incredibly rocky soils in which it is grown. Every year the vineyard battles against nature in order to produce highly concentrated, powerful wines with a flinty, mineral character true to the quartz rock in which it is grown.      

 - Robertson

 - Suggested Pairing: Gorgonzola Asparagus Starter

•Thelema Sutherland 2016      199

Prominent aromas of fresh citrus and passion fruit. These follow through on the palate with a lovely long mineral finish. This wine is fragrant and fruity with a dry, zesty finish.      

 - Elgin           

•Vergelegen 2015      229

Pure, vibrant aromas of lime blossom, gooseberry, ripe guava, fresh passion fruit, white pepper and quince.  Shows amazing elegance, balancing perfect acidity with ripe fruit.     

- Stellenbosch

•Diemersdal 2017      159

Nuance of limes on the palate combine to offer you a delicious, flavourful wine with a creamy taste and lingering aftertaste.   

 - Durbanville          

•Groote Post 2017      169

Pineapple, citrus flavours are in abundance on the nose and palate. This vintage has fresh acidity and concentrated structure with very good ageing potential.      

 - Darling      

•Rietvallei 2017      149

Glass 187.5ml      39

The palate reveals green apple flavours and is

full-bodied with a good balancing acidity and

finishes with a lingering, yeasty aftertaste.      

 - Robertson

•Boschendal 1685 2016      189

Zesty citrus and ripe tropical fruit flavours. Well balanced with a soft, buttery character from barrel fermentation and maturation add to the complexity and roundness of the wine.           

 - Franschhoek        

•Creation 2016      259

The beautifully fresh Creation Chardonnay is slightly more fruit-driven than the other with generous quince, pear and peach aromas and flavours, enhanced by fresh minerality and hints of vanilla.    

 - Hermanus

•Hartenberg 2016      239

Glass 187.5ml      55

Seamlessly merges tangerine vibrancy with vanilla cream from barrel ferment. Textured and rich yet lean and focused throughout. A peach and cream delight with

a dry finish.  

 - Stellenbosch        

- Suggested Pairing: Calamari salad      

•Joubert-Tradauw Barrel Fermented 2015      219

Elegant and feminine with fynbos floral. Hints of toasted almonds, honey and vanilla. Lively and full mouth Chardonnay fruit, complimented by citrus burst on finish. (Reminiscent of French style).

 - Barrydale  

•Koelfontein 2014      179

A fine balance of ripe fruits and French oak, this

Chardonnay offers hints of butterscotch, citrus and

mango on the nose.          

 - Tulbagh     

•Oak Valley Beneath The Clouds 2017      219

I first tasted this extraordinary Chard at source during the Wines 2 Whales mountain bike race. Typical of the region, slow ripening, brings depth of character to this wine.      

 - Elgin           

•Paul Cluver 2014       299

Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are

apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes. These characteristics follow through onto the palate. The fine, fresh acidity is natural and adds poise and focus to the wine.       

 - Elgin           

•Tokara 201      179

Glass 187.5ml      45

There is an abundance of fresh fruit aromas on the nose; ripe honeydew melon, pineapple, peach and citrus fruit; with a hint of toasted oak.            

 - Stellenbosch

•AA Badenhorst Secateurs 2017      159

Aromas of stone fruit, citrus and some floral notes. Good fruit structure, voluptuous mouth feel and a long finish.        

 - Swartland 

•Cederberg 2017       179

Glass 187.5ml     47

(I was fortunate to partake in a harvest here 4 years ago!)Layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Four months lees contact ensured a mouth coating creaminess on the palate with a lively crisp acidity to finish off.      

 - Cederberg

•Graham Beck The Game Reserve 2015      139

Full and juicy palate with layers of ripe tropical fruit

complemented by a long, clean, crisp and lingering aftertaste.     

 - Robertson

•Laibach 2016       129

Some white peach, guava and pineapple on the nose. On the palate a lovely, lingering natural acidity that compliments a tropical array of flavours.            

 - Stellenbosch        

• Petit by Ken Forrester 2017      129

Glass 187.5ml        35

A youthful fresh wine with quince and pear drop flavours.  Earlier picked freshness shows on palate with crunchy green apple and grapefruit aromas.         

 - Stellenbosch        

•Villiera 2016       119

Intense fruit and honey with a hint of wood spice on the nose, including pineapple, guava and citrus. On the palate it is rich and full bodied with good balance and a long finish. 

 - Stellenbosch

•Ken Forrester The FMC 2016      695

The finest expression of the grapes of this varietal - an icon Chenin, rich and full with hints of Apricot and Honey.    

 - Stellenbosch        

•Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection 2016     209

On the palate there is ripe fruit with hints of minerality and good combination of oak gives a full but yet elegant finish to the wine.           

 - Stellenbosch        

•Marras Piekenierskloof 2017       139

Glass 187.5ml        39

Grapes grown in this region are exposed to tough conditions. Combination of barrel and tank fermentation. On the lees for 6 months. Spice, Quince and Pear, make a seductive finish.         

 - Piekenierskloof   

- Suggested Pairing: Zucchini Triangoli Pasta

•Mulderbosch Steen Op Hout 2017        159

Papaya, melon and limes jostle for attention aside freshly sliced Granny Smith apples and touches of oak spice.           

 - Stellenbosch

•Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc 2017       159

This full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc based blend offers a variation of fruit characters including ripe gooseberry, green peppers, green melon and hints of tropical fruit.      

 - Constantia

•Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017         215

Glass 187.5ml        55

You will find an abundance of zesty fruit – most notably white peach, lychee and red fruit – with a delectable full mouth feel and balance.        

 - Franschhoek        

•Laibach The Ladybird 2016 (Organic)       215

The medium bodied palate is packed with fruits and the well balanced acidity adds a juicy, but fresh finish. A fovourite for the diserning ladies.           

 - Stellenbosch        

•Nicolas van der Merwe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015        239

Crisp blend with a complex mouthfeel and long fruity finish, balanced and excellent food wine!          

 - Stellenbosch        

•Thelema Sutherland Viognier Roussanne 2014        189

Pretty aromas of sun ripened apricots, peaches and a hint of spring blossoms are so typical of our Viognier and Roussanne blend. Ripe summer fruit flavours and good acidity are complimented by this wine's excellent texture and complexity.   

 - Elgin

•Cederberg Bukettraube 2017       179

Glass 187.5ml        45

It has prominent muscat flavours with apricot and floral notes on the nose. A well balanced wine with a delicate sweetness and a crisp acidity.             

- Cederberg 

•Hartenberg Riesling 2016      149

Glass 187.5ml       39

The residual sugar is barely noticeable and if anything it contributes extra fullness and richness to the palate. This is a quality wine that offers great value and food-pairing versatility.          

 - Stellenbosch        

- Suggested Pairing: Spicy chicken liver starter          

•Paul Cluver Gewürztraminer 2015       199

The nose is a surprising combination of rose petal, litchi, cucumber, summer melon and mango. It is deliciously fresh on the palate with a lovely lime and lemongrass finish.        

 - Elgin           

•Tamboerskloof Viognier 2016      215

On the palate the wine has a luscious entry of vanilla blossom, pear and peach pip and citrus flavours and ends with a smooth finish.       

 - Stellenbosch

•Black OysterCatcher Rosé 2017       169

The distinctive strawberry, red cherry and pomegranate aromas originate from the unique way these two grapes are fused. A lingering, dry crisp and mineral taste on the palate.        

 - Elim

•Boschendal Classic Blanc de Noir 2017        139

Glass 187.5ml         37

Hints of strawberry preserve impart an intriguing aroma, characteristic hints of ripe red berries are also evident.

- Franschhoek          

•Cederberg Sustainable Rosé 2017       149

Glass 187.5ml        39

A Shiraz Rosé from sandstone soil, shows elegant aromas of strawberries, watermelon and cotton candy. It has a dry entry with a creamy palate yet it has a crisp finish.    

 - Cederberg

- Suggested Pairing: Linguine Catharina          

•Marvelous Pink 2017         139

A balanced blend of Mourvédre and Cinsaut, delicate nectarine and fresh raspberry flavours and more complex leesy characters which provide the wine with savoury texture and delicious length.        

 - Western Cape

•Du Toitskloof Selected Vineyards 2015      169

This full-bodied red wine holds aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and spices from ten months in wood. Richly textured on the palate with good supple, dry tannins, ending in a long-lasting, savoury finish.

 - Rawsonville          

•Graham Beck The Game Reserve 2014      189

Glass 187.5ml       49

Medium to full-bodied, with perfectly balanced flavours of blackcurrant, a sprig of mint and a long, silky,  juicy finish.      

 - Robertson

•Hartenberg 2014     279

Cigar box, lead pencil nose with cassis and cherry flavours. Juicy fruit with an elegant finish. A fine example from cellar master and friend, Carl Schultz.           

 - Stellenbosch        

•Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection 2015     279

(5 Star Platter) Aromas of black cherry, black plum and cigar-box on the bouquet lead to a rich palate of currant and cassis backed up by hints of cedar and oak with fine tannins and a lingering finish.        

 - Stellenbosch        

•Laibach 2015         269

Glass 187.5ml        69

On the nose hints of cassis and some meat with lovely integrated oak spice also evident. The wine is medium bodied with lovely juicy tannins and a bright fresh acidity. (This wine and winemaker friend Francios Van Zyl, were at our wedding table).       

 - Stellenbosch        

 - Suggested Pairing: Char Grilled Rib-Eye        

•La Motte 2015        259

The dark red colour and big extract reveal a great year for reds. Intense varietal nose with blackcurrant, violets, mint and slight plum. Heavy body, but rounded tannins and fleshy consistency. 

 - Franschhoek        

•Nitida 2015       219

Bold yet beautiful. An experience of contrasts. Traditional expectations are effortlessly met, before a more contemporary journey through dimensions of raw cocoa, worked leather, black currants, dried oregano and rosemary begins.          

 - Durbanville          

•South Hill 2013       189

Glass 187.5ml      49

The palate is fruit driven with juicy dark chocolate, opulent red berry fruit and an elegant minerality. A soft, stylish wine with ripe tannins, juicy fruit and excellent acid integration, makes it both deliciously easy to drink.            

 - Elgin           

•Springfield Whole Berry 2015      279

Simply de-stemmed, the whole, uncrushed bunches are transported using only a gravity flow system. Whole berry maceration is followed by fermentation with natural yeasts, racking and one year’s maturation in oak barrels. The result is a velvety wine with softer tannins and classical varietal characteristics.       

 - Robertson

•Dombeya 2014        219

On the palate and nose it shows layered flavours of black cherries, plums, Christmas pudding and a savoury element, ending with a glazed red cherry sweetness and a touch of dark chocolate.      

 - Stellenbosch        

•Groote Post 2015       219

Berry and plum flavours are prominent on the nose, supported by a subtle hints of mint, resulting in a wonderful flavour spectrum. A juicy mid palate is supported by soft silky tannins and ageing in oak barrels.         

 - Darling      

•Guardian Peak 2017        169

Glass 187.5ml       45

The vibrant red fruit flavours are well supported by soft, restrained tannins that helps create an elegant Merlot with good mid-palate weight and a round, juicy finish.  

 - Stellenbosch        

•Hartenberg 2015     279

Opaque, brick red in colour. a melange of aromas permeate the nose, showing truffles, forest floor, violets, plums and cherry. The palate is medium/full bodied, realing juicy fruit, wonderful texture, fine grained tannins and a silky finish.

 - Stellenbosch        

•Laibach 2016        219

Glass 187.5ml        59

Good nose with some bitter chocolate, meat and hints of blackberries. Medium bodied with good tannin structure to support an array of flavours.           

 - Stellenbosch        

 - Suggested Pairing: Fettucine Caruso

•Protea by Anthonij Rupert 2016      149

The juicy blackberry and plum flavours are immediately apparent, along with a subtle tinge of spice. Rounded, fleshy and voluptuous texture with a light squeeze of tannin.   

 - Franschhoek        

•Steenberg 2016       269

On the palate, this Merlot displays notes of fresh plum, dark chocolate and black olive. Furthermore, it exudes an earthiness and velvety texture that is supported by an elegant tannin structure and juicy acidity.           

 - Constantia

•Villiera 2015      159

The aroma shows hints of wood spice with attractive dark berry fruit. On the palate the wine is rich and full with juicy soft tannins and good acidity.           

 - Stellenbosch

•Boschendal 1685 2015       199

Generous, deep black fruit and riper vintage fruit expression with pepper spice. Richness and juiciness with a round, integrated fruit core and silky ripe tannins. Shows elegant freshness and length with lingering fruit on the finish.

 - Franschhoek        

•Boschkloof 2015     279

There are also lovely integrated tannins on the palate. Well balanced wine with spicy overtones and a lingering finish.    

 - Stellenbosch        

•Cederberg 2016       309

Well-balanced with elegant oaking expressing hints of sweet spice and vanilla.          

 - Cederberg

•Dombeya Boulder Road 2014       199

It shows uplifting flavours of rose water, white pepper and violets. On the palate there is a recognisable silkiness and good structure. It is reminiscent of an archetypal

Rhône-style Shiraz.

 - Stellenbosch        

•Groote Post 2015    239

This vintage displays white pepper and violets, which is typical of our region. Savory liquorice, smokey spice and a saltiness fill the palate. This is an intense Shiraz with a tight tannin structure.         

 - Darling      

•Guardian Peak 2016        169

Glass 187.5ml      45

The dark fruit and mocha shows superb follow through onto the palate. The wine has a well-rounded mouth-feel, elegant velvet tannins and a long fresh fruit-filled finish.      

 - Stellenbosch        

•Hartenberg 2014     289

Deep black - red in colour and spicy, earthy notes on bouquet entry. Also cloves, red and black berry fruit. The palate is rich , fruit-driven and has great balance. Fine, powdery tannins finsh the wine.          

 - Stellenbosch        

•Joubert Tradouw 2015       219

This wine has a full and lively effect on the palate with a spicy cherry note and hint of guava. Earthy with soft tannins and good acidity followed by a lingering finish.       

 - Barrydale  

Shiraz

•Kevin Arnold 2012      429

Magnum 1500ml       799

Vibrant dark fruit, earthy and clove pepper spice lead the aromatics of this Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by soft liquorice undertones. Natural acidity and the classic granular tannins are very characteristic of the voluptuous nature of a Stellenbosch Shiraz. One of my favourites.           

 - Stellenbosch        

•Koelfontein 2012      199

Aromas of wild berry and spice. Vanilla and cinnamon

are accompanied by attractive whiffs of fine oak.     

 - Tulbagh     

•La Motte 2012         299

Traditionally a very bold variety, this rewarding Syrah has been refined into a medium-bodied, highly accessible wine.      

 - Franschhoek        

•Mont du Toit Les Coteaux 2014      179

Very dark, velvety red wine with a sweet smokey whiff of cigar box upfront, followed by prunes and plummy

aromas on the palate, characteristic of this noble cultivar.

 - Wellington

•Saronsberg 2015     389

The mouth-feel has depth and clarity of fruit with integrated oak flavours. Finely crafted tannins and a beautiful layered fruit infused finish.           

 - Tulbagh     

•Simonsig Mr Borio 2015      189

Delicious notes of plum on the nose and succulent black berry fruit. Dominant black cherry fruit infuses with subtle hints of cedar oak that states a well integrated wine.     

 - Stellenbosch        

•Tamboerskloof 2014        299

Glass 187.5ml       75

Magnum 1500ml      579

The palate has a ripe and generous bouquet, the 15% new oak lending a little smoothness to the texture, good body and presence with a pleasant chewiness on the finish. My go-to glass of wine!        

 - Stellenbosch        

- Suggested Pairing: Argentine Style Rump     

•Thelema 2013          299

Aromatic and inviting, this flavourful Shiraz shows ripe black fruit, cassis and lovely spice on the palate.   

 - Stellenbosch        

•Zandvliet 2015         209

These deep flavours follow through to a seamless, supple, complex palate with added hints of dark chocolate.      

 - Robertson

•Beyerskloof 2017      169

Glass 187.5ml      45

The Beyerskloof Pinotage boast with being South-Africa’s most popular Pinotage, and it’s no wonder. This wine has shown a fruity and enjoyable consistency year after year. Classic Pinotage.             

 - Stellenbosch        

•Boschendal Sommelier 2014        199

Rich, ripe and vibrant red and black currants, spice and plumbs. A classic example of South Africa’s very own grape varietal.   

 - Franschhoek        

•Diemersdal 2016 (Top 10)       209

The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours.         

 - Durbanville          

• Jan Harmsgat 2015         375

Glass 187.5ml        99

Dense colour and bold flavour with notes of cigar box, banana tones and cherries. With gentle, ripe tannins on the pallet, delicate sweet note on finish. Low yield from single block (W6), weathered Karoo soil. Exquisite!           

 - Swellendam         

•Laibach 2015 (Top 10)        259

Magnum 1500ml      529

On the nose lots of fruits with herbs, spice and mulberry aromas evident. The palate is complex with beautiful balance between wood, acid and aromas.         

 - Stellenbosch        

• Petit by Ken Forrester 2017        129

Glass 187.5ml      35

Classic Pinotage aromas of spicy mulberries, plum pudding and cherries, supported by smoky bacon nuances. Juicy and accessible with soft palate and delicious fruit concentration.           

 - Stellenbosch        

•Villiera 2015       179

The wine has a rich purple colour, showing youth.

This is a new-style Pinotage with subtle oak spice, plums and vanilla on the nose and soft tannins on the palate.    

 - Stellenbosch        

• Whalehaven 2010         375

Inviting aromas of cedar wood and fynbos are followed by mouth filling notes of Maraschino cherries and ripe plums. A wine with smooth tannins, a long rich finish.       

 - Hermanus

•Catherine Marshall on Sandstone Soil 2016         299

Broad, seductive compote of concentrated black cherries, cranberries and savoury forest floor aspects supported by dry oak tannins. Powerful yet silky texture, complex but seamless.    

 - Elgin           

•Creation 2015          349

A terroir-expressive, gorgeously silky wine that rewards

with delightful red berry flavours and light tannins on the

well-balanced palate.        

 - Hermanus

•Groote Post Kapokberg 2014       279

Ripe, red fruit upfront on the nose with early morning farmyard blossoms. The palate is voluptuous and beautiful cherry notes with silky oak tannins support the structure on the finish.      

 - Darling      

•Haute Cabrière Unwooded 2015 (Served Chilled)       199

The brilliant red colour is indicative of the elegant red berry aromas, which follow through to the palate showing enticing, concentrated ripe cherry and cranberry flavours.

 - Franschhoek        

•Oak Valley Sounds Of Silence 2015         249

Glass 187.5ml       65

I first tasted this sublime Pinot at source during the Wines 2 Whales mountain bike race. Fabulous example of  this delicate grape, showing depth and elegance.

You have to try it!    

 - Elgin           

 - Suggested Pairing: Mamma's Coffee and Apricot pot roast Lamb         

•Paul Cluver Village 2016       189

Glass 187.5ml       49

Beautiful aromas of red fruits intermingle with roasted spices followed by a delicious, elegant silky palate of poached ripe plums resulting in medium bodied wine with soft edges.     

 - Elgin           

•Strandveld First Sighting 2012       209

This complex wine exudes a classic elegance with ripe cherry fruit flavours and a fragrant spiciness complimented by ripe tannins and a long finish.            

 - Elim

•Thelema Sutherland 2013       209

This Pinot Noir was aged in French oak barrels for 9 months. The wine is light & clean with perfumes of strawberry, raspberry toned to an elegant finish.

 - Elgin

•Terra Del Capo Pinot Grigio 2017         149

Glass 187.5ml       39

The palate offers tangy and succulent notes of peach and nectarine fruit, along with some lemon freshness. Rounded yet juicy, and refreshing with a delightful jujube tail.          

 - Franschhoek        

•Morgenster Vespri Vermentino 2017      199

Glass 187.5ml        39

Sweet muscat perfume, ripe peaches and a little flintiness on the nose belies a full, almost bone-dry, flavoursome palate, balanced acidity.            

 - Voor Paardeberg

 

•Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2015        429

(46% Sangiovese, 16% Nebbiolo,  18% Pinot Noir, 4% Mourvèdre,

11% Shiraz, 5% Barbera)  

The palate shows dense fruit and fresh acidity to go with supple and lightly grippy tannins.       

 - Hermanus

•Du Toitskloof Nebbiolo 2015        169

This deep coloured, full-flavoured wine erupts with the seductively scented bouquet of violets.

 - Rawsonwille         

•Fairview Barbera 2015      189

Dark red colour, with redcurrant and cinnamon spice on the nose. Soft tannin with red berry, vanilla and a fresh acidity.     

 - Paarl          

•Terra Del Capo Sangiovese 2014      179

Glass 187.5ml       49

Smooth, rounded and delightfully ripe, the vivacious fruitiness is skilfully balanced by a gentle hint of oak which adds depth. 

 - Franschhoek        

•The Goatfather 2014         179

(50% Sangiovese - 27% Barbera - 27% Cab, 9% Nebbiolo)   

Bright ruby in the glass. Fresh berry aromas layered with subtle spice and smoky notes. Light to medium-bodied with young juicy berry flavours, fine integrated oak and smooth tannins.     

 - Paarl

•Anthonij Rupert Optima 2013     339

The mouth is succulent and packed with black cherry, blueberry and plum. Complex, layered, rich and powerful without being chunky or aggressive.           

 - Franschhoek        

•Boschkloof Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014       189

A concentrated middle palate with long after-taste of blackberries and undertones of vanilla, fruit and spice.  

 - Stellenbosch        

•Buitenverwachting Meifort 2015        169

Glass 187.5ml        45

Full-bodied and complex red blend of Cabernet

Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Warm and

inviting nose showing elegant plum, red cherry characters combined with spicy oak and tobacco characters.         

 - Constantia

•Groote Post Old Mans Blend 2016        139

Magnum 1500ml       279

A down to earth, ripe fruit driven blended red wine. Cherry, mulberry and cedar wood are prominent on the nose with soft tannins on the palate giving a smooth finish.      

 - Darling      

•Joubert Tradauw R62 2013         209

A complex note gives away to underlying tones of raspberries, blackberries and red fruit, followed by a lingering herbal finish.  

 - Barrydale  

•Laibach The Ladybird 2014 (Organic)      245

Magnum 1500ml      429

Natuarally low in sulphur. Merlot dominated Bordeaux blend, and has a complex nose with hints of spice, chocolate and mocha. Great structure with plum and mineral complexity and a lingering finish.   

 - Stellenbosch        

•Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2009        319

Elegant and accessible entry, fullness is a given. A seamlessly put together palate. Beautiful balance of fruit, wood and acidity. 

 - Somerset West   

•Nicolas van der Merwe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot     319

Delicate black fruit flavour combined with elegant wood influence. The taste is well-balanced and fruity with a fine tannin structure, complex with a rich finish.

 - Stellenbosch        

•Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2015       299

Magnum 1500ml      429

Blackcurrant and plum aromas combined with cedar wood and graphite nuances. Abundant fresh berry flavours with fine textured tannins and a lingering aftertaste.            

 - Western Cape

•Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block 2015        399

A soft, smooth entry, a rich mid-palate and the abundance of red and black berry fruit on the nose follows through with balanced acidity and svelte cocoa powdery tannins.   

 - Franschhoek        

•Boschendal 1685 S&M 2015        199

An unobtrusive earthiness from light oaking makes for

an alluring marriage of spice and fruit, with a lingering

complex finish.       

 - Franschhoek        

•Creation Syrah Grenache 2015       289

A well-endowed, full-bodied Rhône-style blend rewarding with intense flavours of ripe plum, black pepper and the smokiness characteristic of Syrah. Supple, ripe tannins and well-integrated, natural acidity contribute to the appeal.  

 - Hermanus

•Guardian Peak Summit 2014       359

Rich red fruit follows through with a fresh vibrant mouthfeel. Very well integrated oak, with ripe sophisticated tannins.        

 - Stellenbosch        

•Ken Forrester Renegade 2014      249

This elegant Rhône blend displays Old World Style with New World fruit. Hint of Grenache’s earthy rusticity and Shiraz’s noble spice with hints of nutmeg and salty black olive on the finish. Balanced with soft integrated tannins.        

 - Stellenbosch        

•Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2009     695

The character is somewhat 'wild' a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus.   

 - Stellenbosch

•Steenberg Catharina Red 2014        389

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz blend. This wine showcases a brilliant dark ruby red colour with subtle earthy and spicy aromas of black olives, dried fynbos, mint, clove and cardamom.       

 - Constantia

•AA Badenhorst Secateurs 2015       169

Shiraz, Cinsault and Grenache blends

The aromas are brooding with complex notes of pepper, liquorice, perfume and black cherries. The palate entry is quite dense with lavender and dark berry fruit.   

 - Swartland 

•Beyerskloof Synergy 2015       189

Pinotage,Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz blend shows an abundance of black fruit upon entry leads to a big, juicy middle with soft, well rounded tannins. A classic Cape Blend with a pleasant lingering aftertaste.           

 - Stellenbosch        

•Hartenberg

Cabernet Shiraz 2015       169

Glass 187.5ml        45

The wine has richness and elegant fruit flavours, the fruit or oak balance is stylish and has a soft, smooth, silky “drink me” finish with good stand time and length.   

 - Stellenbosch        

•Posthouse Penny Black 2015       249

Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Chenin Blanc blend. Dark inky black colour. Initial nose of floral petals, fynbos, blackcurrant, fruitcake, white pepper. Rounded tannins, ample fruit, layered and complex wine. 

 - Somerset West   

•Villiera Down to Earth 2014          139

Touriga Nacional and Shiraz blend with an explosion of spice and dark berry flavours with the tannin caressing the palate. The extra dimension of integrated oak was all that was needed to complete the picture of a modern wine that illustrates the art of blending.          

 - Stellenbosch

•Beaumont Mourvèdre 2013         390

Beaumont produced the bottled the first single varietal Mourvedre in the country in 1999 and since then we have produced limited amounts of this fascinating grape every year.      

 - Bot River   

•Diemersdal Malbec 2016       199

Full, juicy mouthfeel with ripe black fruit and gentle spice. Concentrated and well structured.      

 - Durbanville          

 - Suggested Pairing: Porcini or Rabbit Rissoto           

•Raats Red Jasper Cabernet Franc 2015        269

Blue and blackberries dancing on a tight rope with focus and concentration, balanced, fine-grained, velvety palate. The lingering finish with hints of fresh mint and cinnamon.          

 - Stellenbosch        

•Whalehaven Cabernet Franc 2011        229

A fine medium bodied wine with superb mouth feel, and aromas of violets and lavender with clear flavours of red fruit, dark cherries and sweet spice. A well balanced wine with a long lingering finish.     

 - Hermanus

•Marras Piekenierskloof Grenache 2017        179

Ripe cherries and strawberries on both nose and palate. Delicate wood intergration leaves wonderful, juicy finish.     

 - Piekenierskloof

•CVP Lambrusco Classico Dry NV          199

Very smooth, refreshing taste and a rich, lasting fizz add a festive atmosphere. Pairs well with a variety of meat dishes.         

- Emilia Romagna   

•CVP Lambrusco Classico Semi Sweet NV         199

Delicate sweetness with a raspberry character and a delightful pink froth.           

- Veneto        

•Valdo Prosecco DOC Extra Dry NV          279

Filled with aromas of exotic fruit, banana and papaya. Elegant as an aperitif but also excellent throughout a meal.  

- Veneto        

•Valdo Prosecco DOCG Brut NV        369

Rich and persistent straw yellow bubbles with a golden bright reflection. Fruity aromas of pear and golden delicious apples.

- Veneto        

•Valdo Prosecco Fondatore Brut NV        489

Partial refinement in oak casks is used to create this sparkling wine, using 10% Chardonnay and 90% Glera grapes. Fruity fragrances melt with the spicy barrique aromas for a full harmonious and velvety taste.    

- Veneto

•Fazi Battaglia Titulus Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi 2014        239

Pale Straw with hints of apple and roses on the nose, delicate almond finish.

- Marche       

•Sella & Mosca Vermentino d’Sardegna 2015       249

Pale yellow, elegant and supple, this single-vineyard wine couples fullness of flavour with an underlying acidity.   

- Sardegna   

•Velenosi Pecorino Reve 2011       399

Intense colour, rich fruit notes which are underlined by the hint of orange blossom and vanilla. Shows sublime bottle maturation!     

- Marche       

•Bidoli Le Alte Pinot Grigio 2012       369

Hints of peach and melon follow through to the palate, leaving a lingering dry finish.     

- Friuli Venezia Giulia        

•Teruzzi & Puthod Vernaccia di San di San Gimignano 2012       299

An assertive yet not aggressive palate shows a good

balance of structure and freshness. From my favourite town!      

- Toscana

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