With 20 hectares of vineyards situated on the slopes of Botmaskop Mountain planted with Bordeaux reds and Chardonnay grapes, Delaire Graff Estate produces supremely elegant vintages and we are honoured to have been named one of the Top 50 wineries by the World’s Best Vineyards — placing first within the African continent.
Delaire means ‘from the sky’, and the wines they craft are an invitation to savour this unique piece of heaven and earth in Stellenbosch. Sitting on the crest of the panoramic Helshoogte Pass, the combination of mountain and maritime influences at Delaire Graff produce richer, more intensely flavoured grapes and finely nuanced wines.
The grapes were handpicked in the early hours from four premium wine regions: Durbanville, Stellenbosch, Darling, and Franschhoek (Semillon). This combination showcases the unique flavours from each region. The grapes received partial skin contact and were gently pressed, retaining freshness. Fermentation lasted 3 weeks at 15˚C. An 8% barrel fermented Semillon component contributes to additional body and dimension. It was left on the lees for 5 months post fermentation, adding to the depth of flavour.
Tasting Notes : Coastal Cuvée is rich in tropical fruit flavours, underpinned by layers of blackcurrant, gooseberry and nettles. Well balanced and complex, it finishes long, with concentrated fruit and fresh, crisp acidity.