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A staggering concoction from the towering tour de force that is Donovan Rall. Still young but huge and muscular and surprisingly elegant given its depth of dark brooding fruit. An...
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A staggering concoction from the towering tour de force that is Donovan Rall.

Still young but huge and muscular and surprisingly elegant given its depth of dark brooding fruit. An intriguing nose of wild berries, graphite and other crunchy stuff which follows through onto a palate with layers of graphite, rosemary, rocks and countless other things! The Petit Verdot complements the characteristics of the other varietals creating a wine that has lots of cassis and spicy, leather notes and a firm tannin structure with the potential to evolve beautifully over the next 10 years. After decanting the wine evolves beautifully showing notes of crushed-rock minerality amongst the restrained layered and complex fruit.

100% Stellenbosch fruit grown on duplex clay. The wine is made from a blend of Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon from estate-grown fruit.

The grapes are picked as early as possible and rushed to the cellar where they are not crushed but destemmed and hand-sorted then transferred to tank. Fermentation occurs naturally without the addition of any yeasts or nutrients after a cold soak of about 3 to 5 days and can take up to 3 months to be completed. As soon as fermentation starts the grapes are given a soft pigeage twice daily during the first week and once The grapes are picked as early as possible and rushed to the cellar where it is not crushed but destemmed and hand sorted and transferred to tank. Fermentation occurs naturally without the addition of any yeasts or nutrients after a cold soak of about 3 to 5 days and can take up to between 3 months to be completed. As soon as fermentation starts the grapes are given a soft pigeage twice daily during the first week and once every few days thereafter just to keep the cap wet. When the desired extraction is achieved the wine gets drained and pressed by hand in a tiny manually opperated basket press and transfered into small french oak of which 50% is new for 22 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered.

Vuurberg (pronounced FEER-berg and translated to ‘Fire Mountain’) is a tiny garage-style winery nestled next door to Zorgvliet on the Helshoogte Pass that winds round the eastern face of the Simonsberg Mountain between Stellenbosch and Franschoek, Bought by Dutchman Sebastiaan Klaassen in 2000, the estate produces just two wines, a red and a white. These delightfully delicate wines are made by the very clever and über-talented winemaker Donovan Rall, who worked with Miles Mossop at Tokara and Eben Sadie before striking out on his own. Only very small quantities are produced but already the wines are getting rave reviews across the Cape and sit on the more interesting, less-predictable wine lists of the best contemporary Cape eateries. Donovan is very much amongst the current crop of young Cape winemakers being closely followed by the UK press.

As for food....Its got to be a proper braai! Good steak, bashed and barbecued with a sprinkling of rock salt and grilled veg.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec and Petit Verdot
Country
South Africa
Region
Stellenbosch
Vintage
2012
ABV %
15%
Organic
No
Vegan
Yes

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