At hornbill garagiste winery a limited volume of hand crafted wine is made with passion by family and friends. The wine is produced in true garagiste tradition, from selected grapes, sourced from vineyards in the Overberg region. Limited interference, makeshift tanks an equipment as well as the absence of modern technology, helps to produce a unique artisan wine.
At this stage only dry red wines are made, with pinotage as the flagship variatal. Wine is a work in progress.
Colour is dark, rich red conveying class and quality. Nose has a hint of floral, reminiscent of Pinot Noir, chocolate and dark Amarillo cherry fruit core.
The palate has a full and assertive entry crushed red berries, followed by a chewy texture and lasting finish achieved through structured tannins and acid to match and balance the typically high South African alcohol levels
After whole berry alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked into French Oak and left for about 12 months. This whole process richly adds to the complexity and fruity flavour of the wine.
Excessive filtration and fining is avoided when possible and therefore a limited amount of sedimentation is found in the wine.
2008 Reinet – Blend – Best Value (sold out)
2009 Pinotage – Michael Angelo – Silver (sold out)
2010 Pinotage – 4Star Diners Club Platters Grading (sold out)
2010 Cape Blend – 4Star Diners Club Platters Grading (sold out)
2011 Pinotage – Grand D’Or Double Gold Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards (sold out)
2012 Pinotage – Veritas Young Wines Bronze (sold out)
2012 Pinotage – 3.5Star Diners Club Platters Grading (sold out)
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