New Arrivals from Franschhoek!08/01/2018
Our latest shipment of South African wines has arrived!
We are excited to announce that, for the first time, outstanding quality wines from Stony Brook, Le Lude and Infinity Wines are available through Hard To Find Wines.
We are also delighted to have received some gems from GlenWood including final stock of the Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection 2015. It's the last chance to buy this vintage so don't delay!
STONY BROOK VINEYARDS
An old world winemaking philosophy paired with an exploratory planting and assemblage strategy have allowed Stony Brook's winemaker, Craig McNaught to beautifully express the true terroir of their unique position in Franschhoek. Here are four of the wide range of small volume wines we have available from Stony Brook. For the full selection, click here.
The flagship Cabernet Sauvignon has a classic, lead pencil, cigar-box aroma immediately evident on the nose, followed by ripe, dark cherry and blackberry fruit. A rich oak component on the palate, with a lovely balance between acidity and firm tannins. The finish is long, clean and savoury. Great potential to be cellared and should impress well beyond 2030.
A Chardonnay/Semillon blend, pale gold in colour with glints of vibrant green. The Chardonnay offers fresh citrus and butterscotch on the nose, while the Semillon gives richness and a suggestion of honeycomb on the palate. The brightness and oak contact will allow this wine to age and change gracefully for up to 8 years from harvest. The Semillon will come to the fore as the wine matures.
The nose offers dark fruit, wonderful cigar-box and caramelised blackberry aromas with a little red pepper, showcasing new-world fruit paired with old-world winemaking techniques. There is sweet, concentrated ripe red fruit on the palate, matched with big, well-integrated tannins and a bright, elegant finish.
Only the second vintage of Tempranillo, showing wonderful complexity and aging potential. Ripe black cherries, with hints of cigar-box on the nose are followed by concentrated, rich dark fruit on the palate. There are multiple layers of complexity, with round, intense tannins balancing the natural acidity of the Tempranillo grape.
Building on the dream of owners Nic and Ferda Barrow to produce the finest Cap Classique, Le Lude's winemaker Paul Gerber crafts naturally bottle-fermented Cap Classique that are becoming internationally renowned for finesse, elegance and refinement. For more information, click here.
The Brut 2012 is a classic blend of 54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir. The wine is matured for a minimum of 36 months before being matured on the final cork for 6 months before release.
The Rosé 2012 is a classic blend of 35% Chardonnay and 65% Pinot Noir. The wine is also matured for a minimum of 36 months before being matured on the final cork for 6 months before release.
INFINITY FIRST XI WINES
What happens when four friends follow a vision to make a wine exemplified by non-negotiable standards of quality and craftsmanship that involves cricket legends Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Mike Hussey and Stephen Fleming? The answer is The First XI range of wines. Learn more of the story by clicking here.
An intriguing blend of Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Tannat. Silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of white pepper, red fruit, chocolate and cherry tobacco on the nose. This wine was matured in small French oak barrels for 15 months and all grapes used were handpicked.
This Bordeaux style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz shows great concentration and length with pureness and focus on the palate. Red fruit driven with silky but present tannins shape. This multi-dimensional wine intrigues with every sip.
Aromas of cherry, red berry, white pepper and some spicy notes on the nose. Savoury-, spice- and fruit flavours complimented by freshness and subtle oaking on the palate. An irresistible, well-balanced red wine with bright, ruby-red hues.
A favourite amongst Hard To Find Wines' customers, GlenWood is a hidden gem of the Franschhoek valley. Creating award-winning wines that are carefully and passionately crafted, winemaker DP Burger seeks perfection in each wine. For more information on GlenWood, click here.
A typical Bordeaux white, richly textured, well balanced and refreshing. The Sauvignon Blanc delivers elegant passion fruit freshness which is laced together by the richness and weight of the Semillon grape.