Our vision with Saffraan is to put forward a lively and luminous wine with a strong mineral core, held together by a combination of integrated grape tannins and natural acidity. We deliberately set out to deny the Cinsault grape the opportunity to do what it does best in our warm climate, namely to express its juicy fruit.
This Pinot Noir has been nurtured from start to finish. Meticulously managed vineyards, hand sorted grapes and gentle cellar practices have resulted in a wine that displays beautifully defined red berry fruits, an intriguing hint of violets on the nose and a rounded structure imparted by subtle use of French oak.
A red blend of Pinotage and Petit Verdot grapes resulting in a wine which has an intensely dark blueish colour. A full bodied rich wine with supple soft tannins but which has a lively long finish. The nose has a hint of cinnamon, blueberries, fruit cake and wild heath on the nose.
Heady combination of liquorice, aniseed, black and red berries on the nose, all underpinned by hints of truffle, exotic mushrooms and spice. Smooth, velvety entry opens into an elegant mouthful of fruits – preserved raspberries and cherries – surrounded by oak-induced spice flavours of grated cloves and sandalwood.