Alphabetical is a wine made from pretty damned goodgrapes grown in the harsh but beautiful winelands of the Western Cape, an area where the winemakers surf and the surfers make wine. Unlimited by set varietal or single origin snobbery, we decided to get the best fruit from two areas: one hot and dry that produces rich, ripe fruit; the other slightly cooler that produces dark, intense flavours. With quality this good, it was hard to choose what to leave out. So we decided to include all of it. The result is a wine made from, er, many varietals. How many? Well, let’s just say someone once joked “It’s almost the whole alphabet!” A full-bodied wine with a rounded palate that bursts with delicious fruits and blah blah blah blah blah…
Alphabetical came from a decision to break the rules. We didn’t want to make a single-varietal wine or even a classic blend. We weren’t fussed with areas of origin and we didn’t even have our own estate, let alone a hundred years of heritage.
But we did want to make something great and something different. A wine that is voluptuous yet drinkable, impressive yet affordable. A serious wine, but one you can pour for aficionados as much as novices. A wine that is truly distinctive in package and memorable in taste. Which is exactly what we believe Alphabetical to be.