Khayelitsha’s first ever fine wine: sowing the seeds of drinking awesome wine in historically underrepresented neighborhoods. Deep ruby in colour, with a full, rich palate and polished tannins for a full round mouth feel and long lightly wooded finish. Vibrant cherry notes, ripe plum, star anise and green peppercorns on the nose. Malbec adds hints of blackberry and notes of fynbos and rosemary.

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  • South Africa    Stellenbosch    Polkadraai Hills
  • 60%
    Syrah
      20%
    Malbec
      20%
    Pinotage
     
  • Alcohol
      14.5%
  • Black-owned brand
  • Certified sustainable
  • Natural wine
  • Oak
      Fermented in old 225l French oak barrels
  • Production
      1,200 bottles
  • Vegan

Red Blend is a collaboration with Saxenburg, located in the Polkadraai Hills region of Stellenbosch (more southerly vineyard sites, with a beautiful view over False Bay). Lindile and I worked alongside their winemaker Dirk van Zyl to create this bold, juicy, textured number - a barrel selection of Shiraz, Pinotage and Malbec, each vinified separately, and then blended together to showcase the perfect expression for a frosty Eastern Seaboard winter's evening. The Shiraz vines are well-established on the property, and are one of the Estate's main claims to fame (we just took the chonkiest, juiciest barrels as we wanted something bold and boisterous); the pinotage was made in more of a semi-carbonic style, so this pops the fruit character and adds a great line of acidity; and the Malbec is actually an old bushvine block that usually gets blended into other wines they make