Waitrose supporting South African wine

South African wine from Waitrose Cellar

 

The wine industry in South Africa is under pressure due to the ban on alcohol sales in the country. South Africa introduced restrictions, including  ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread of coronavirus   To support the South African wine industry, Waitrose is offering a specially curated case of South African wines at 25% off, for a limited time only in a bid to help support the industry.

Available exclusively on Waitrose Cellar,  the wines are a collection of customer favourites, representing a cross section of regions and styles from around South Africa.

 

The Limited Edition South African case will be funded by Waitrose in a bid to help increase sales to support wineries who have been hit hard by the domestic sales ban in the country. The case will be priced at £62 for a 6 bottle case or £125 for a 12 bottle case

Victoria Mason, South African Wine Buyer at Waitrose, comments: “It’s been really hard to see our fantastic winemakers in South Africa struggle with the domestic sales ban – some of whom we have worked with for over 20 years. We have such a brilliant range of South African wines and we wanted to help in whatever way we could. By putting these wines together in a special case at a great price, we hope our customers will order one (or two!) and help support the industry.”

Springfield Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019
This delicious Sauvignon is created from fruit grown on dryland vineyards producing very low yields and concentrated fruit flavours. It makes a zippy apéritif or an excellent partner for moules marinière or fish pie. This year marks the 24th anniversary of Waitrose stocking this fantastic wine. This wine now carries a ‘sustainability seal’ guaranteeing that the wine in the bottle was produced in a manner that is respectful to the environment.

Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc 2019
Reyneke is a pioneering organic producer in South Africa whose ethos is to use traditional farming methods without the use of chemicals to produce high quality wines. Apricot and white peach on the nose, with notes of mandarin peel and hints of honey comb that follow through. The palate is fresh and vibrant showing orange zest and delicious nutty flavours.

Rustenberg Chardonnay 2019
Founded in 1682 and nestled in the valley of Simonsberg in South Africa’s premium wine region, Stellenbosch, Rustenberg has a rich heritage and ethos. Their winemaking has been informed by many centuries of human influence, striving to understand and work with nature to produce wines of distinct character true to their terroir, variety and informed style. Attractive apricot and orange-peel aromas, is supported by striking mineral notes and excellent oak integration.

Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2017
A beautifully crafted Pinot Noir from the cooler south coast of Elim has silky red fruit flavours of cherry and raspberry, delicately balanced with an undertone of earthy, mushroom nuances and delicate oak.

Waitrose No.1 Cederberg Syrah 2018
Made with the team at Cederberg and part of the Waitrose & Partners Foundation, where profits support environmental and community projects, this wine has been in the range for over 10 years. Rich red fruit flavours of mulberry and ripe juicy cherries are balanced with elegant oak.

Journey’s End Sir Lowry Cab Sauvingon 2017
Journey’s End has one of the best views in the Cape, overlooking the magnificent False Bay. With 18 months barrel ageing, this rich and structured wine is packed with dark plum, chocolate and sweet spice flavours.

 

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