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Become a Wine Cellar Insider — 6 bottles delivered to your door each month

Roland and James

Do you find yourself drinking the same, boring wines every month? Right now, South Africa is being quoted as one of the most exciting wine producing countries while offering some of the best value wines in the world.

We all know how time consuming it can be to browse through shelves, uninspired, not knowing what to choose. Become a Wine Cellar Insider and trust the expertise of Wine Cellar’s professionals. Each month, James Pietersen and Roland Peens will select 6 exciting and delicious wines to be delivered straight to your door. Tasting over 5000 wines each year and with over 35 years of combined fine wine experience, they will choose wines that they drink on a regular basis – anything from larger, dependable producers through to cutting-edge Young Guns. They may even slip in an international wine to expand your drinking horizons. 

Take the guess work out of buying wine and have 6 bottles delivered to your door every month. The Wine Cellar Insider case is offered on a 6-month or 12-month subscription plan, or as a once-off purchase. Delivery is free and notes on each wine with food pairing ideas will accompany each case.

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This month’s Wine Cellar Insider case: January Mixed 6-Pack

Tasting notes

As January is one of our hottest months, the Wine Cellar Insiders January pack focuses on light reds. Served slightly chilled, these are great for lunchtime drinking or during a balmy evening. The alcohols are generally lower, they are more refreshing and they tend to be drier on the finish. This makes them easy to drink in volume. They also tend to be made very naturally too, which is good for everyone.

Chavy Chouet, Bourgogne Pinot Noir la Taupe 2015 – R 365
‘This red Burgundy is made by Romaric Chavy, who was just 20 years old when he took over his family property back in 2006. Pure raspberry and cherry fruit overlay a savoury complexity and an underlying grip. Mineral and taught, the finish is long and poised.’ – Roland Peens

Patatsfontein, Patatsblanc 2016 – R 150
'Using fruit from the same vineyard as Patatsfontein (on Karoo slate soils at 560 metres), this is a blend of Colombard with 16% Chenin Blanc. Exotic and rich, it has nectarine and white peach flavours and a leesy texture underpinned by acidity and a touch of old wood.’ – Tim Atkin, Special South Africa Report 2017

Vriesenhof, Unwooded Chardonnay 2017 – R 100
'Unwooded Chardonnays in South Africa can be rather boring, simple and fruity. Not the Vriesenhof though! It was picked early and shows beautiful aromatics, granny smith apples and of course those teasing mineral nuances.' – Roland Peens

The Blacksmith, Hell Yeah Pinotage 2017 – R 165
'An absolutely delicious drop! Crunchy and bright fruited with lively acidity and a dry, fresh finish. Best served slightly chilled.' – James Pietersen

Van Loggerenburg, Break a Leg Blanc de Noir – R 140
‘A Blanc de Noir from Paarl Cinsaut. Matured for nine months in old oak. Pale copper in colour, this is all about delicacy and understatement. On the nose, subtle notes of citrus, red apple and wild strawberry plus hints of herbs and spice. The palate is extraordinarily light and fresh with a bone-dry finish making for a very refreshing glass of wine.’ – Christian Eedes

Trizanne Signature Wines, TSW Shiraz 2015 – R 110
‘What was the Syrah Grenache is labelled as a straight Syrah from the 2015 vintage, the wine still containing some Grenache but this down to 15% from 20% of the blend and therefore Barnard not obliged to declare it. From Swartland fruit, the wine shows more black fruit than in the past plus black olive, earth and a hint of spice. Nice fruit expression, smooth textured in a good sense, this remains a wonderfully accessible drop.’ – Christian Eedes

 

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