Kloovenvurg Grenache Noir
Aromas of dark cherries, pomegranate and dried herbs. The palate is medium-bodied, shows good structure & fruit purity, with integrated tannins. This deep red spends 10 months on oak and bottled unfiltered and unfined.
In 1997, Pieter du Toit, his sons and a few friends made Kloovenburg’s first wine, a Pinotage. They didn’t have a destemmer or crusher, so they had to use their hands to remove the berries from the stems and stomp it with their feet to break the skins.
The juice was transferred to the Stellenbosch University to be inoculated, fermented and matured. The wine was bottled unfiltered and by hand. Only 200 bottles were produced.
In 1998, Pieter made 10 tons of Shiraz and 10 tons of Pinotage at another facility. This was the first wine to be released under the Kloovenburg label.
In 2000, Pieter build the cellar and made his own wine. The cellar has a capacity of 200 tons.
Rich & Complex
Buy a case of 6 and save 5%
Tastes & Tones
Riebeekberg is a South African Wine of Origin ward that sits beneath Kasteelberg Mountain in the Swartland district of the Western Cape’s Coastal Region.
Encompassing the picturesque twin towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, the region is famous both for olives and the production of heavy, dense red wines made from Shiraz, Grenache Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, to which Riebeekberg’s hot, dry terroir is perfectly suited.
The white grapes Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay also do well, yielding rich, complex wines. The region is only 90 kilometers to the northeast of Cape Town.