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Most of South Africa's vineyards are located at the bottom within the Western and Northern Cape regions of the country and being influenced by both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. The popular white grapes grown depending on whether its high and cool or low and hot are Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The favoured reds would be Cinsaut, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz and its own claim to fame the Pinotage.

Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire, UK hold stocks of South African red, white and rose wines, especially wines produced in the following top eight defined wine regions:

STELLENBOSCH……….is the second oldest South African wine region after Constantia. The near-by ocean keeps the summer temperatures just above that of Bordeaux and the soils are perfect for growing the red wine grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage. There are three white wine grapes that do well in this area, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

PAARL……….some say Paarl is the only wine region in South Africa that can successfully grow every grape variety grown in the whole of South Africa. A big boast, but the mix of fertile mineral rich soils, low lying plains, high valleys, variable temperatures all support this probability. Certainly no one grape is King and no one wine producer is leader of the pack. The sheer diversity of wine styles champion crispy whites similar to the Loire right through to big luscious dessert wines, the reds follow a similar pattern from the light fruity Beaujolais styles right through to big deep Rhone style wines.

DURBANVILLE………..has an excellent reputation for producing top quality red wines and classic style Sancerre type white wines. The grapes are grown on granite based soils principally on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills, combined with cooling breezes in the summer all helping to produce premium quality wines.

OLIFANTS RIVER VALLEY…………a hot scorching river valley landscape surrounded by the Gifberg mountain range produced enormous quantities of wine, most for blending and every day drinking and a little from small parcels of land closer to the hills will match the best of South Africa.

FRANSCHHOKE…………is an area with higher elevation vineyards which favour white wines such as Chardonnay and Semillon, the wines produced are fruity, well balanced with good acidity. More recently some areas have given way to red wine production, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and on the cooler slopes much success is being experienced with Pinot Noir.

ROBERTSTON…………is located in the picturesque Breede River Valley greater wine region, close to the river itself. The best white wines come from the Chardonnay grape and for the reds, Shiraz is tops by a long way. Also, the area over many years has built up a reputation for good quality dessert wines and fortified wines.

SWARTLAND……….a well established wine growing area ideally located close to the Atlantic west coast, historically known for bulk wine production, but now has a reputation for big full bodied red wines and fine quality fortified wines. Also worth noting are white wines from Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc, which thrive in the Kasteelberg and Perdeberg mountain region where cooler temperatures are a key factor.

WALKER BAY………..is located in the cooler climate region east of Cape Town along the Indian Ocean coast. A region that has witnessed great expansion over the last thirty years, with many growers copying the cool climate varietals and styles of Europe. .

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Blanc Fume, Jordan Winery, Stellenbosch, 2005

Medium bodied dry white with complexity and finesse


Ripe tropical and green fig flavours are well integrated with toasty complexity of French Oak.

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750ml £9.84

7even Sauvignon Blanc, Zevenwacht, Stellenbosch 2016


7even Sauvignon Blanc is an elegant refreshing, fruit driven wine. A perfect combination of greener sweeter fruit with a beautiful density on the palate and zesty lime citrus finish.

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750ml £9.88

Syrah, The Raconteur, Swartland, 2014


Syrah The Raconteur shows ripe mulberry fruit, mingled with light coriander and nutmeg spice, well balanced for a soft fruit, easy drinking palate,

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750ml £9.98

Chenin Blanc Bush Vine The Raconteur Swartland, 2015


Intense flavour, stone fruit, ripe golden apples, guava, succulent rich texture with a vibrant liveliness,

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750ml £9.98

Klein Constantia KC Rose, 2015


Klein Constantia KC Rose is bright and opaque salmon in appearance. A palate of well rounded, luscious fruit delicately combined with a rich creamy texture. Fresh and vibrant, the wine has a crisp and lingering finish.

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750ml £9.98

Bon Courage Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Robertson 2017


Bon Courage Estate Sauvignon Blanc is a delicate fruitful wine in the “new world” style. The upfront acids add a refreshing dimension. The style is crisp and dry with mouthwatering gooseberry and tropical fruit salad flavours, with a hint of citrus on the palate. These carry through well into a long tangy finish. Nose loaded with guava and coriander amongst other ripe tropical tones.

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750ml £9.98

Goats do Roam Red Wine, 2018


Goats do Roam Red Wine is bright ruby in the glass with purple glints. The nose fills with aromas of blackberries and raspberries, also hints of soft warm spice. The wine is medium-bodied with juicy tannins and suble notes of vanilla on the finish.

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750ml £9.99

7even Pinotage, Zevenwacht, Stellenbosch 2016


7even Pinotage is a vibrant wine with plum and dark cherry aromas that follow through on the palate. A well intergrated wine with soft dark choclote tanins.

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750ml £10.26

Sauvignon Blanc, Rickety Bridge, Franschhoek


Intense, vibrant and zesty with aromas of pear, gooseberry, passion fruit, full flavoured with peach, lychee lingering

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750ml £10.44

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Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Barton Vineyards Walker Bay 2013


Orange blossom on the nose, intense fruit flavours of melon, litchi and grandadilla on the palate, finishes with good length and the pure tropical taste.

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750ml £10.45

The Berry Box White, Edgebaston, Stellenbosch 2016


The Berry Box White is brimming with aromas and flavours of tropical fruits, including litchi, papaya and granadilla. Enjoy with good food and your favourite friends. This wine has been made in a style that will change and develop over time in the bottle. The varieties each lend their own character to the wine. The Semillon starts as a youthful, fresh green leafy flavours that will mature into honeyed, waxy flavours as the wine evolves. The Sauvignon Blanc adds a tropical fruit and green apple flavour with a zesty acidity. The Viognier supports the acid with richness and stonefruit flavours.

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750ml £10.45

Klein Constantia KC Cabernet Merlot, 2013


Klein Constantia KC Cabernet Merlot has a deep intense garnet colour in the glass with brick hues. This wine has an enticingly fruity classic style. Supple, spicy oak tannins deftly underpin sweet, ripe black cherry and chocolate flavours, with a hint of vanilla.

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750ml £10.55

Sauvignon Blanc De Grendel 2012


Tropical fruit flavours, passion fruit and fig aromas on the nose, Elegant and dry with crisp herbaceous notes

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750ml £10.64

Bradgate Syrah, Jordan, Stellenbosch 2016


Bradgate Syrah features a complex flavour spectrum of violets, sweet ripe plums and wild scrub with nuances of crushed pepper and bay leaf. Maturation in oak adds a spicy smokiness to the savoury fruitcake finish.

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750ml £10.65

Fairview Darling Sauvignon Blanc, 2018


Fairview Darling Sauvignon Blanc has a bright green colour in the glass with tropical aromas, green figs and guava. Fresh grapefruit flavours give way to lime undertones which contribute to the wine\'s generous mid-palate and lingering, crisp finish.

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750ml £10.79

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Sauvignon Blanc, Edgebaston 2009


Packed with crisp, stunning flavours so typically Sauvignon Blanc

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750ml £10.88

The Berry Box Red, Edgebaston, Stellenbosch 2017


The Berry Box Red provides a medley of small berry and fruit flavours including blackcurrant, raspberry, strawberry, mulberry and blackberry combine with a hint of anise and vanilla to give a wine that is instantly gratifying in flavour whilst showing good structure and tannin concentration to allow for some maturation.

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750ml £10.88

The Pepper Pot, Edgebaston, Stellenbosch 2017


The Pepper Pot shows the fresh, fruity and spice driven flavours of the Rhone varietals. The colour is youthful and purple/red. The nose is one of crushed black pepper, dark mulberry and mixed berry coulis.

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750ml £10.88

Bon Courage Estate Chardonnay Prestige Cuvee, Robertson 2015


Bon Courage Estate Chardonnay Prestige Cuvee features a lime gold colour indicating some mature notes which are highlighted in a big, full nose where peach and citrus combine to give super complexity. Big mouth packed with flavours including grapefruit, lime, lees. Vanilla and butterscotch give crème bruleè characters.

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750ml £10.90

Fairview Chenin Blanc, 2018


Fairview Darling Chenin Blanc is a vibrant light green colour in the glass with fruity aromas of melon and pear on the nose. The palate is fresh and crisp with lengthy, well balanced acidity and flavours of limey minerality typical to the Darling vineyards.

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750ml £10.95

Goats do Roam "The Goatfather" Red Wine, 2015


Goats do Roam \"The Goatfather\" Red Wine is a full-bodied wine with pronounced rich red fruit on the nose and hints of fresh violets. The palate mirrors the initial aromas with added warm spice flavours and nuances of vanilla on the finish.

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750ml £10.95

Chenin Blanc Barton Vineyards Walker Bay, 2017


Chenin Blanc Barton Vineyards Walker Bay is unwooded and has green apple, white pear and honey on the nose. Hints of quince, guava and a flintiness add complexity to the wine. A full rounded mouthfeel with apple and pear on the palate is backed by a crisp acidity which lingers. This is a wine that lends itself to seafood and chicken dishes.

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750ml £10.98

Pinot Noir Rose, Barton Vineyards, Walker Bay, South Africa, 2018


Pinot Noir Rose, Barton Vineyards, Walker Bay, South Africa has delicate Raspberries and Strawberries on the nose and palate, well balanced with a fresh off dry finish.

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750ml £10.98

Jordan Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay 2017


This Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc – Chardonnay blend has a chameleon-like character adapts to any drinking experience, from summer sipping to Alfresco dining. Showcasing the broad fruit spectrum found in the Winelands, initial forward Cape green fig flavours follows through to a layered palate of ruby grapefruit and winter melon glacé.

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750ml £10.98

Zevenwacht Estate Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch 2014


Zevenwacht Estate Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc is a clear and bright wine with hints of lime and gold. The palate is both rich and refreshing and contains elements of honey, nuts and ripe pineapple and hints of yellow peach. The wine is classically dry, yet luxuriously silky with superb viscosity and length.

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750ml £10.98