A medium-bodied red wine with dark cherry, fresh strawberries, ripe plum and warm spices on the nose. Juicy, smooth, fruity and fresh on the palate with a lingering finish.
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De Nieuwe Haarlem, carries a legend filled with bravery, adventure and perseverance. As one of the VOC’s (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) fleet it ploughed the oceans between continents at a time when the VOC was the world’s first and mightiest multi-national corporation. From the VOC’s headquarters in Amsterdam it transported high company officials to far-away colonies. When it floundered in bad weather and ran aground near Table Bay in 1647 the heroic crew’s survival and exploration of the vicinity led to the establishment of a halfway station by Jan van Riebeeck on April 6, 1652, that ultimately led to the founding of South Africa and the first vines being planted in the Cape.
This wine is made from 40 year old Cinsault bush vines, of which only ten barrels have been produced.
It makes for great everyday enjoyment and is a perfect accompaniment to an antipasti platter with a selection of cured meats.