Art and the notion of Mount Abora wines are created from our imagination, from a source which Austrian psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung named the collective unconscious. We had imagined the texture, the brightness and the luminosity of these wines and then went in search of old Swartland vineyards to turn our dreams into a delicious reality.
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.
In imagining The Abyssinian we took our cue from the masters of Burgendy and as expressed in the wines of Crozes-Hermitage icon, Alain Graillot – a Northern Rhone Ranger by domicile, but a Burgundian at heart, making wines that are luminous and bright with lower alcohol levels and a strong mineral core.