In 2016, Heritage Link Brands acquired equity in the Silkbush Mountain Vineyards, located in Breedekloof, South Africa in the Breede River Valley, an official nature conservancy area, in the famous Western Cape winelands.
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards hails its name from the Sybasberg (Afrikaans for Silkbush Mountain), one of the highest peaks above our vineyards. Sybasberg by its turn gets its name from the Sybasboom (Silkbush) that grows in isolated corners of our mountain. The Silkbush leaves, when torn, produce silky threads of latex – hence it’s name. Just as special and unique as the Silkbush is, so are our soils, slopes, and vineyards. This unique mountain terroir manifests in our wines, beautifully!
Enticing ruby red colour. On the nose a wonderful, balancing of spice, cigar box and liquorice. The palate is surprisingly rich, beautifully balanced and gives the impression of being elegant and powerful at the same time. Flavours of dark black fruit and cassis are wrapped up in soft, comforting oak hints and a caress of vanilla and dark chocolate. Really long and luscious.
A fresh, unwooded style of Viognier, trying to express the cultivar characteristics. On the nose a combination of fresh floral aromas and dried peaches while on the palate flavours of melon and pear fills the mouth along with a fresh crisp acidity for a lively finish. Spent three months on lees which gives that full mouth feeling.
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