Cousins Danie and Hugo are 5th generation growers with prime vineyards in the Swartland, Devon Valley and the very exciting Polkadraai ward in Stellenbosch. Great wine is made in the vineyards and they supply a roll-call of exceptional producers – names like Alheit Vineyards, Crystallum, Raats Family Wines, Thorne & Daughters, Mulderbosch & LeRiche to name but a few. Embodying the drive of the new generation Hugo and Danie decided not only to sell grapes and have other people make great wines from them but to make some wine too. So started Carinus Family Wines using their selection from their 100s hectares to focus on what works in each area.
Carinus Family Vineyards Syrah (10C) 2018
“Olive tapenade, ripe cherries and raspberry on the nose. An inviting hint of spicy tarragon lures one back to the glass.The palate shows crunchy red and dark fruit. A grippy white spice and a lip smacking tannin, act as vessels to the fruit and make for a calculated finish.” – Danie Carinus
The syrah comes from the Polkadraai hills in Stellenbosch, home to some revered Syrahs.This is a primary and delicate Syrah. Juicy red and black fruits, pepper and spice – appealing and fresh.