Wine of Origin


Bottling Date 2nd October 2017





14.10% (14.0% on label)

Residual Sugar

1.5 g/l




6.2 g/l


Winemaking Notes:
This wine came about as an indulgence to the lady of the house, who is particularly partial to fine Bordeaux-styled blend. Together Paul and Nicky Wallace have put together a “cracker” of a wine, blending and showcasing the versatility of Elgin.

 The composition of the wine is 50% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec.

The grapes all originate for the Elgin region, a high-lying basin surrounded by mountain ranges. Naturally the Malbec hails from Paul and Nicky’s farm, Wallovale Vineyards, whilst the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon components were bought in as wine. Cabernet Franc has been planted on Paul and Nicky’s farm but until such time that it comes into production the grapes were sourced from a neighbor and vinified alongside the Malbec at Martin Meinert’s Devon Crest cellar. All the wine spent a minimum of 18 months in 225 lit French oak barriques prior to blending. The wine received a light filtration prior to bottling on 2nd October 2017.
Tasting Notes:

 The alluring bright colour immediately invites one to explore this wine further. Merlot driven (think Bordeaux Left Bank) and power packed with fresh fruits encompassing both the red and black fruit spectrums, with a savoury core. Rich and opulent, yet bright and feminine, this little "craker" is the perfect example of how the whole sum is better than the parts and of how the individual components support and enhance one another. All in all it’s a Crackerjack of a wine. Enjoy!




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Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa