Wines 2017-08-03T12:10:12+00:00

Wines

TSW RANGE

The Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes are sourced from Elim, where prevailing winds provide a cool ripening season. The Syrah and Grenache are sourced from the Swartland. All grapes are carefully nurtured and selected, to ensure that only the best makes it to bottle. All TSW wines tend to show an underlying elegance and gracefulness.

TSW Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Harvest started in the second week of February & continued for 2 weeks. The different Sauvignon Blanc parcels were fermented separately after which they were left on the lees for a few months before meticulous blending took place.

‘Vibrant and fresh nose of crushed rocks, ripe pear and yellow gooseberry. Quite energetic on the palate which builds and has more profundity than one may first realise. Walks the tightrope between bracing Elim freshness and ripe fruit brilliantly. Finishes on a dry, clean and very classy note.’ 

100% Sauvignon Blanc. 13.5% abv. Screwcap. Elim WO

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TSW Syrah 2015

‘Hand picked from 17-year-old dry-land vines on Swartland schist soils. 100% de-stemmed & fermented in open-top fermenters. Elevage took place in 500L French oak puncheons.

‘A youthful punch of red and black fruits on the nose with a delightfully savoury touch of black olive. That continues on the harmonious and well-weighted palate. A youthful, solid and (most importantly) delicious wine.’

85% Shiraz, 15% Grenache. 13.5% abv. Screwcap. Swartland WO.

ALTERNATIVE RANGE

This is not your average wine, no fence sitting here, either you like it or you don’t.

I’ve created this wine out of curiosity what the vineyard could deliver. A block of Barbera in the Darling area, bush vines planted on sandy loam, why not? I’m not nearly close in understanding this variety nor the vineyard, so it will be a journey.

The colours of the label reflect the colours of Piedmont, where Barbera originates from.

TSW Barbera 2015

Harvest started the 4th week of January 2015 from dry-land 11 year old bush vines planted on sandy loam in Darling. The Barbera was destemmed and fermented naturally for 2 weeks. It matured in 300L old French oak barrels for 11 month on the gross lees and only sulphured before bottling. No fining and only light filtration. This wine has been created with the absolute minimum intervention.

Dark ruby with bright rim in the glass.  Highly aromatic with blue + red fruits and a charming herbal edge. The palate is full of bright red fruits and crunchy acid (so typical of Barbera). Lovely medium-bodied (12.5% alc) wine that refreshes the palate with a grip of fruit tannin on the finish.

100% Barbera, 12.5% abv, Cork Closure, WO. Darling

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RESERVE RANGE

Trizanne Signature Wines has released a pair of wines under the Reserve label for the first time since the 2009 maiden vintage.

This pair, a Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend and a Syrah, both from Elim near Cape Agulhas, exhibit Trizanne’s skill at expressing purity, balance and elegance in her wines without compromising on complexity, intensity or gravitas.

Meticulous vineyard selection culminated in the creation of two world class wines. They are amongst the most elegant of Elim wines, and effortlessly reflect the quality and style that Elim is capable of.

Reserve Sauvignon Blanc | Semillon 2016
Harvest started the 2nd week of February and continued for 2 weeks. The different parcels were whole bunched pressed and fermented 100% in old French oak 500l, 300l and 225l barrels. Extended lees contact before blending. Partly natural fermented.

Rich aromatics of lime, fresh pear, winter melon, hazelnuts and a touch of herbs. This intensity is continued on the palate with integrated flavours of fruit, spice and minerality; it is luxurious yet finely detailed. The elegance of the savoury finish is noticeable as the flavours very slowly fade. A delicious, elegant wine that leaves the drinker refreshed.’

Decanter platinum Award

52% Sauvignon Blanc, 48% Semillon, 13.0% abv, Natural Cork Closure, W.O Elim

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Reserve Syrah 2016

Harvested from three vineyards in Elim, each from a different clone, on soils varying from shale, gravel and ferricrete also known as Koffieklip, the 2015 Syrah is a beautiful example of cool-climate and a great counterpoint to the to the warm-climate Syrah more commonly found in South Africa. Minimal intervention was used during the winemaking process. After de-stemming, wine fermented in open-top containers and benefited from daily punch-downs. The wine then spent 11 months in old 225L French oak and was bottled in January 2016. A youthful wine at this stage, coiled and benefitting from time in the glass or a decanter.

‘Succulent and spicy: shows off the advantages of growing Syrah in a cool climate to full effect. Poised and compact with an elegant persistence (or should that be a persistent elegance?) on the palate. Quite open and accessible given its youth.’

Decanter Silver Award

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