Five centuries ago the ancient mariners braved uncharted seas to round the Cape of Good Hope in search of exotic spices. Their nerve and dash inspire the Spice Route philosophy. We have found our signature wine style in the rolling hills along the Cape’s West Coast, where unirrigated vines produce grapes with small thick skinned berries – ripe fruit that is dense, rich and full flavoured. A passionate dedication to exceptional quality and traditional hand crafting captures the essence of this fruit in the wines of the Spice Route.
IN THE VINEYARD:
Planted in 2006, these younger, unirrigated bushvines from Amoskuil farm have started to show promising results, with the potential to produce complex wines. Even the antelope that roam wild on the farm have particular preference for this vineyard, often nibbling on the low hanging bushvine fruit.
6 March 2014
“This is the third vintage of Spice Route Grenache, and a fine vintage for the variety. 2014 offered wines of sheer elegance in our neck of the woods benefitting our Grenache in particular, which continues to prove that the “King of Grapes” has great potential in the Swartland. “ – Charl du Plessis.
Vibrant red colour. Round, rich and slightly gamey due to the time spent in bottle.. An attractive gentle texture with relaxed, readable fruit and just a suggestion of oak.