Stellenbosch Hills in the Vlottenburg area just off Baden Powell Drive is a major player in the wine industry and is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year (2016).
The company has just released some superb new wines under its 1707, Polkadraai and Stellenbosch Hills Cultivar Collection crowned by their Muscat De Hambourg 2013, a superb melange of flavours of rose petals and violets.
This knockout is best served really cold or even splashed on vanilla ice cream—there are SO many ways of having fun with it.
The Pinot Noir Sparkling Rosé in the Polkadraai range is quite a contradiction in terms with the usually oh-so-serious Pinot Noir grape being given a fun twist. Gorgeous colour, sweet medium body—bound to be a winner this festive season.
The Stellenbosch Hills Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc continue to show how great they are at R45 and R38 respectively—very well priced for wines of this calibre.
The 1707 Reserve Red 2014 at R105 is a superb Shiraz, Cab Sav, Merlot, Petit Verdot blend , dark and rich with a nice long finish and its white counterpart stands no nonsense with intense flavours of Chardonnay, Semillon and Viognier.
Cellar Master PG Slabbert says he is delighted with the way things are going and well he might be. New member of the team James Ochse says he is looking forward to working with such an experienced team.
When you are in the area “maak n’ draai” and do a tasting of this really great range of well-priced wines.
Words: Greg Landman