Idyllic setting

De Krans Wines is not only known for their award-winning port-style wines, but also their innovative approach to developing and producing new wines, typically in celebration of their unique Klein Karoo terroir.  Apart from the popular Premium Moscato range, De Krans has also shifted their focus to producing exclusive, quality, boutique style wines made from classic grape varieties, known as their Classic Varietal Range. This range focuses on the classic varieties commonly found in South Africa, but with a twist when it comes to the winemaking process or technique in producing each wine. They have recently released new vintages in all categories.,

Free-Run Chenin Blanc

The wine has a well-rounded mouth feel, smooth structure and refreshing, balanced acidity, packed with summer fruit flavours. Great with fresh snoek, sushi, braaied chicken, summer salads and pasta.

Wild Ferment Chardonnay

An unwooded wine with delicious rich and creamy flavours from the long fermentation period. No yeast is added at the beginning, resulting in natural fermentation over an extended period of about six weeks. This slow fermentation process allows the wine to develop a complex character, after which it spends another six months on fine lees before bottling. The wine has a beautiful light lime yellow colour, with citrus and butterscotch on the nose and lime, creamy butterscotch and grapefruit on the palate. Brilliant with sushi and creamy pasta dishes.

Pinotage Rosé

Beautiful light rose petal, blush pink colour with rose petal, candy floss and strawberries on the nose, and fine, red fruit on the palate , well balanced acidity– pairs well with summer salads, grilled cob, fish cakes and snoek pâté. Was heaven with roast pork.

Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon

Perfect for early drinking which suits me  this is a smooth, juicy and full-bodied wine that is great to enjoy on its own, yet pairs well with most pasta, pizza, and a traditional South African braai. Its character is achieved by using an old basket press, imported from France in the 1950’s, which was originally used as a champagne press. The biggest percentage of this wine is aged in older French oak barrels. Featuring delicious aromas of ripe berries, and fresh prunes on the nose, and plum, mulberries, dark cherries and notes of cherry cigar on the palate. Even a grape or two—delicious.

 

They retail for approximately R74 for the Free- Run Chenin Blanc and the Pinotage Rosé, and R79 for the Wild Ferment Chardonnay and Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon respectively. Total bargains.

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