The wine has almonds, quince, orange peel and camomile flower aromas on the nose. There is creamed honey on the palate followed by layers of brioche, lemon thyme and yellow apple. It has a fine, delicate mousse with a long, complex, creamy finish.
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Wine maker notes
The Brut Reserve is our more mature MCC with a minimum of 36 months on the lees, giving it a fuller and more rounded mouthfeel and warmer flavours. It is perfect for matching with a delicious meal.
We are a boutique winery
based in Stellenbosch. We select our grapes from five different vineyards across the Western Cape, transport them to our cellar in Stellenbosch and make the wine there. The cellar is located along the banks of the Eerste River close to the centre of town. Our office and tasting room is across the river at number 30, Die Laan (The Avenue) in the heart of the historic town.
of a job where she could be in nature (rather than in an office) and work with the senses. She first studied Human Movement Sciences and then went on to complete a degree in Town and Regional Planning. While searching employment she started part-time work in the tasting room of a winery. For the first time she realised winemaking would suit her very well and she went back to Stellenbosch University for a degree in Viticulture and Oenology.
Her first harvest was at Tokara in Stellenbosch, after which she completed harvests in Bordeaux (France), New Zealand and Spain. In 2000 she was employed at Anura Vineyards as winemaker. She kept this position until 2008, during which time Anura’s wines received numerous top awards, including two trophies at the prestigious Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (best Chenin blanc and best MCC), as well as Best Red Wine at the 2005 SAA Wine Selection. Her wines have also won numerous Double Gold awards at the Michelangelo and Veritas Wine Awards.
In 2008 her position at Anura changed to consultant winemaker and she consulted at a number of other wineries. Since 2010 she devotes all her time to growing Saltare.
Christoff never dreamed
of becoming involved in a winemaking project. He grew up in Zambia and moved to Stellenbosch at age ten. Life in the heart of South Africa’s winegrowing region inevitably meant that he learned to appreciate good wine. When he met Carla the fact that she was a winemaker did not pass him by unnoticed! After completing his doctorate in theology and philosophy in 2007 he could lend more of a helping hand in the cellar and tasting wine samples. Christoff works at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, STIAS.