Bruce Jack's 2013 CWG Auction Wines

The Drift We’re Here 2011Pinotage 40%, Shiraz 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Malbec 20% Wine of Origin Western Cape

This is the first red wine under The Drift label, which is the name of our farm in the Overberg Highlands. It is the realisation of a long, often wine-fuelled, sometimes heartbreaking, but always meaningful journey. Not all the grapes came from the farm, and I made it at Flagstone with Gerhard Swart’s help, but this is the essence of what this journey stands for. It will be the compass for the style and philosophy of the The Drift Farm wine. It is a wonderful wine, with the potential to live for decades. Grown and crafted with absolute care and attention to detail, it proudly puts Pinotage in the forefront. Named “We’re Here” after the schooner in Rudyard Kipling’s coming-of-age-story “Captains Courageous”. Read to my father by his dad, and to me by my father; it has now been handed on to my boys. It’s about the real value of money and hard work.

Tasting Notes: Deep, dark ruby centre leading to a ruby red rim. Plums and red berries dominate the nose with spicy notes and a hint of mint.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 216 Qty. cases on offer 60 Alc 15.0 vol% RS 3.0 g/l TA 5.9 g/l pH 3.48 Bruce Jack Happy Hour 2009Sauvignon Blanc 57%, Semillon 29%, Viognier 14% Wine of Origin Western Cape

Mostly Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with a touch of Viognier, the grapes all originate in the cool climates of Elim and Elgin. All barrel fermented and then aged in barrel for 10 months. This wine has been designed to live for at least 10 years from bottling. With white wines we strive for a combination of weight and freshness. Our white wines are known for their intense presence, persistence and longevity. We want you, the customer, to not only be happy in the knowledge that you are purchasing brilliant quality wine, but also wine that adds a little joy to your life – a little sparkle and a lot of happiness.

Tasting Notes: Intense green fig, green pepper, passion fruit and spice on the nose. Very concentrated, structured wine on palate showing citrus, vygie, green pepper, orange and cinnamon/vanilla toasty oak.

Bottle size 750 ml Case size 6 x 750 ml Qty. cases produced 313 Qty. cases on offer 60 Alc 14.0 vol% RS 2.1 g/l TA 6.4 g/l pH 3.41

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