The Franschhoek Mountain pass boasts Jan Joubert’s Gat bridge. Built in 1825, this is South Africa’s oldest stone bridge that is still in use and makes the most magnificent picnic spot immersed in the full splendour of our magnificent valley. As South Africa’s unique variety, our Pinotage is a worthy tribute to this historic landmark.
Dark garnet with a bright purple rim. Generous aromas of black cherries, clove and raspberry with ripe mulberries and glimmers of spice from gentle oaking. The palate has a savoury edge and a smoot and generous finish.
Best served between 16°C and 18°C for easy social drinking with or without food. Great with spicy sausages, roast lamb, smoked chicken or gammon steaks. Drinking well already, but may be cellared for up to 5 years from vintage.
Franschhoek, a village renowned for its French Huguenot heritage is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands. Franschhoek Cellar combines the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a world class venue. Franschhoek Cellar offers a distinctive range of single varietal wines capturing the vibrant character and charm of this magnificent valley of wine. Our wine philosophy is centred around elegance and refinement. A new edition, The Last Elephant, sits at the pinnacle of the portfolio highlighting the history of the Olifant’s Hoek (Elephants Corner) as homage to the elephants that previously roamed the Franschhoek Valley.
Bronze – Decanter Awards 2021