WINE:Triplets of Bergheim


 

'm so glad you made it here. You obviously know a good thing when you see it.

 No grapes, cellar, nor barrel of his own, little knowledge and little money. Only a passion for wine-making. This is the true story of GP and garagiste wine-maker Jorrie Jordaan, of Paarl. Today he’s the proud owner of Bergheim Wines. Dream of doing the same? Well, here's the doctor's prescription: “Knowledge is the cheapest commodity you can buy. I bought the standard manual, Making Good Wine, used at Elsenburg. I made some equipment – and bought some. I wrote a recipe and contacted Beyers Truter. What a decent guy: he gave me advice – and grapes. That was in 1998. I made Bergheim without any help, so when you open a bottle you’ll taste the passion and labour of one man.” 

The verdict of Wine Master Bill Cooper-Williams: 

Bergheim Pinotage 2005 Bright red. Aroma well developed. Nose: develops in glass. Palate: Powerful tannins promise longevity. High alcohol should assist further ageing. A big wine for big food. Would benefit from two more years’ maturation. Score: 16/20

Bergheim Semillon 2008 Clear bright colour displaying the gold and green of Semillon. Nose: Still shy but starting to display. Palate: Young. No wood overtones yet. Well-balanced. High acidity will assist maturation. Should be very good in 18 to 24 months. Score: 15/20

Bergheim Shiraz 2005 Deep clean ruby. Nose: open and rich, spicey and oaky. Very clearly a good Shiraz. Palate: Firm tannin balance; though excellent now, will develop nice bouquet and smooth complexity. A good wine. A piece of venison? Score: 16.5/20

Delivery free in South Africa.


THIS MONTH'S OFFER:

These 3 exclusive wines, probably known only to Jorrie's patients and friends, will cost just R495 per case of six (Medical Aid doesn't pay).

We will deliver to you anywhere in South Africa.

To order click the “Buy Now” button below ....

Or phone us on 021 686 0570


Sorry, we don’t deliver overseas.

 

 

   

 

 

 

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