Winemaker: Elize Coetzee
South African wines so often tread the line between the old world and the new, between time-honed legacies and technological modernity, and for Zonnebloem’s range of award winning wines, this balance of classic and contemporary is ever present.
Zonnebloem is a brand that stands for craftsmanship in all its forms. From the farms that produce our grapes who use the earth as their canvas to create the fruit which lends our wines their rich, distinctive character; to the winemakers who use the skills they have learned and developed over generations to produce the rich varietals and blends that make up the Zonnebloem stable – craft has been at the heart of our winemaking process since the 17th century.
Typically full-bodied and bold, this wine is instantly recognisable due to the depth and brilliance in its ruby red colour.
The palate is bursting with rich red berry flavours and carefully balanced tannins Colour: Intense dark red. Bouquet: Aromas of blackcurrants, dark berries, raspberries and oak spice.
Palate: A full-bodied, smoky Cabernet Sauvignon with ripe plum and raspberry fruit flavours and hints of cloves and oak spice.
Excellent integration of fruit and juicy tannins, with a lingering finish.
Blend Information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestions Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with roasts, grilled red meat dishes and savoury pastas.
A deep violet colour that speaks to the adaptability of this old world varietal. This particular wine juxtaposes ripe red fruit flavours with traces of violets and chocolate to create a beautiful balance
Colour: Ruby red. Bouquet Combination of red fruit and mulberry aromas, with a hint of cigar box and oak spice.
Palate: An elegant medium- to full-bodied wine with delicate red fruit and well-integrated wood flavours Perfectly-balanced with accessible tannins and a satisfying finish. zonne single Details
Blend Information 100% Merlot
Food Suggestions Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with rich oxtail stews, chicken curries, game and red meat dishes.
Bouquet: Elegant aromas of cherry liqueur and dark purple fruit with undertones of mocha chocolate.
Palate: A full-bodied wine, bursting with cherry and mocha flavours and soft oak spice.Excellent integration of fruit and tannins, creating a long and lingering finish. zonne pinotage
Details Ageing Potential
These full-bodied wines are well-structured to show varietal character with rich, robust flavours, yet remain accessible and easy to drink with a soft palate, and in the case of the reds, to last for five to 10 years.
Blend Information 100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions Excellent enjoyed on its own or served with poultry, game or red meat dishes.
This wine represents the quintessential expression of this varietal with typical dark and spicy characteristics.
First impressions are of peppery aromas, which lead to a complex palate of dark plums and rich berries, complimented by oak spices.Peppery aromas with a complex palate of dark plums and rich berries.
Enjoy the taste of South Africas home varietal Pinotage. zonnebloem shiraz
Details This wine represents the quintessential expression of this varietal with typical dark and spicy characteristics.
First impressions are of peppery aromas, which lead to a complex palate of dark plums and rich berries, complimented by oak spices.