Introduction to South-Africa Wine From Aaldering
Introduction to South-Africa Wine From Aaldering
Oct 28, 2020

The Aaldering family is dedicated to produce the best wines of South Africa. Continuous investment in high quality, as well as sustainability, are the main disciplines taken into respect to achieve this goal. Under the watchful eye of a devoted staff, recruited from local communities, the delicate winemaking process in our winery with cutting-edge winemaking technology results in a range of mesmerizing premium wines. The boutique, artisan Aaldering wines are characterised by their undeniably focused and carefully crafted flavours and aromas. A highly sophisticated winemaking process, as well as a devoted team, have allowed this dream to flourish into a great success.

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Aaldering Pinotage Lady M, 2018

This unwooded Pinotage offers an explosion of dark fruit aromas on the nose consisting of Blackcurrants, Blueberries and Dark cherries. The structure is elegant and shows class. A true ode to the iconic Pinotage variety which expresses the quality of the Aaldering terroir.

Ageing Potential: This wine is unwooded and should therefore be treated as a white wine. It will age well between 3-5 years from vintage and was bottled with natural cork to allow the wine to breath and develop over the next few years.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with smoked duck and pulled pork, or simply as an aperitif.

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Aaldering Pinotage, 2018

Deep red with a dark purple rim in colour. Primary flavours of deep purple plums, prunes, cherry notes are balanced with forest floor and savoury notes. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and warm spice notes add to the complexity. The dark purple fruit follows through from the nose in this full-bodied wine, a complex and deep core enamours the taste buds whilst the tight tannins and balanced acidity adds length and longevity to this beautiful example of Pinotage.

Ageing Potential: Already drinking beautifully but will cellar well for another 10 years. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with venison, ribeye steak or lamb; preferably Karoo!

Award:
SA Wine Index: 95+

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Aaldering Shiraz 2016

Old World style with balanced acidity and earthy-herbaceous aromas. This wine is fruit-driven with lots of spice. Aromas of boysenberry and cloves dominate the palate with a typical cigar box surprise.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 10-15 years after the vintage. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. With its full-bodied taste, this wine is a good match with great with bold foods. You can pair the wine with anything from a blue cheeseburger to barbecue, the trick is to bring out the subtle nuances in the wine and try to add some spice to it.

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Aaldering Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, 2018

An elegant blend with cedar, liquorice and cassis on the nose supported by a complex, well-rounded tannin structure.

Ageing Potential: Already drinking beautifully but will cellar well for another 7-10 years. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with Rib-eye, lamb, green bell pepper, grilled vegetables, Mediterranean spices, garlic twists, mint.

Award:
SA Wine Index: 95+

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Aaldering Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Brilliant lime green colour with an explosion of passion fruit, guava, grapefruit and pineapple. A full-bodied wine with a mixing bowl of tropical fruit flavours, citrus and sits on the palate with a lingering freshness. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 5 years. Bottled with an agglomerated cork, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 10 C - 12 C. Good match with herb-driven sauces over chicken, tofu or fish dishes, matched with feta or chèvre, and paired with Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. This Sauvignon Blanc with its herbaceous notes pairs well with similar green herbs. If it has parsley, rosemary, basil, cilantro or mint, chances are our Sauvignon Blanc will make a great pairing.

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Aaldering Chardonnay 2018

Golden straw hues with a richer golden rim. Caramelised orange peel, peach blossoms and citrus drops, supported by roasted hazelnut tones. Hints of buttered toast underpinned with a steely flintiness.

Marmalade, peach/apricot preserves supported by firm acidity. Full-bodied with well-integrated French Oak tannins, backed by a voluptuous creaminess on the finish.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 5-7 years after the vintage. Bottled with a DIAM (taint-free) cork closure, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 12 C - 14 C. Good match with tapenade or a Niçoise salad, a paella or grilled chicken, fish or lamb with herbs. 

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Aaldering Pinotage Rose, 2019

Clean and crisp entrance, refreshingly dry with good acidity. A medium-bodied Rosé that is layered with sweet red berries. Hints of buttery, creamy notes add complexity to this serious and delightful Rosé, finishing off with a lingering aftertaste of red cherries and sweet strawberries.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 3 years. Bottled with a natural (pressed) cork, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 10 C - 12 C. Good match with tapenade or a salade Niçoise, a paella or grilled chicken, fish or lamb with herbs.

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Aaldering Pinotage Blanc, 2020

A unique off-white onion skin hue separates this wine from the rest of the pack.  Prominent strawberry and candy floss aromas are supported by a medley of green apple, pear and banana notes. The sweet red berry flavours are balanced by delicate tart cherry flavours and hints of pink marshmallow and stone fruit. A round, creamy, full mouthfeel and minerality add to the complexity of this uniquely feminine expression of the Pinotage cultivar.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 5 years after vintage thanks to the lively acidity. Bottled with an agglomerated cork, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 10 C - 12 C. This Pinotage Blanc can be drunk in multiple occasions, also as an aperitif. One can pair this wine with seared salmon or tuna and a delicate aioli served on fresh garden greens sprinkled with cashews.

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Aaldering Noble Late Harvest, 2016

Intense golden hue. Beautiful Botrytis notes with honeycomb and apricots on the nose. Succulent flavours of dried pears and green figs together with wonderful sucrose and an elegant, lingering palate.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 10-15 years. Bottled with a DIAM (taint-free) cork closure, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity. Once opened, this wine can easily be kept fresh in the fridge up to three weeks.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. This Sweet dessert wines match well with almost any cheese, but the classic match of blue cheese with preserved fig on the side will leave you mesmerized. Also, any sweet desert-like apple pie or tiramisu will go very well. 

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Aaldering Florence 2017

Attractive red fruit, plums and cassis aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon combine well with black pepper undertones from the Shiraz. The palate is brimming with crunchy fruit with supple tannins and a velvety finish. Attractive herb and cherry on the nose, then succulent and spicy, generously proportioned cherry-ish fruit softened by background vanilla oak.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 6-8 years. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with all traditionally prepared meat dishes (ie. stews and grills), grilled or roasted game, fish.

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Aaldering Florence 2018

This wonderful blend of our estate varieties results in a fruit-driven blend with expressive aromas teeming with ample deep red cherry fruit, cigar smoke, and decadent sweet caramel with soft smooth polished tannins.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 6-8 years. Bottled with a natural cork closure, in order to ensure a unique ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with game, carbonade flamande, braised abalone, red bell pepper, coriander, rosemary.

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Aaldering Florence Barrel Selection

This wonderful marriage of our Estate Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage, expresses aromas of cassis, dark plums and herbs intertwined with a rich mouthfeel of ripe fruit, pepper spice and supple polished tannins. It was chosen to blend the 2015 and 2016 vintages in order to achieve even better quality for this range.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 5-7 years. Bottled with a natural agglomerated cork in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 16 C - 18 C. Good match with a steak grilled to perfection or lamb chops hot off the coals.

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Aaldering Florence White Blend 2019

Pale golden straw. The Sauvignon blanc adds green guava notes as well as floral petals, whilst the Chardonnay supports this marriage with lemon curd and toasted butter aromas. Toasted hazelnuts and a delightful warm spicy profile add extra depth and complexity. A rounded crème Brulee body is underpinned by a fresh acidity that adds length to the rich finish of this opulent synergy between Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 5 years after the vintage. Bottled with an agglomerated cork, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 8 C - 10 C. Good match with Green vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, artichokes) Cheese, especially goat cheese or delicate fish like sole.

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Coming Soon Aaldering Florence Rose 2020

Salmon pink with an orange tint. Strawberries, raspberries, cotton candy and watermelon is supported by a clean minerality. Sweet berry flavours, boiled candy and a creamy, full-body add depth to this wine which is complemented by its finely balanced acidity.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 4 years after the vintage. Bottled with a natural agglomerated cork, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 8 C - 10 C. Good match with its zest for life and the “joie de vivre” spirit that this fine wine embodies it will perfectly match any lingering summer lunch dishes with family and friends. A beautiful reflection of the versatility of Pinotage in the cellar.

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Aaldering Florence Chenin Blanc 2020

Pale straw in colour. Tropical fruit is supported by quince and peach blossoms. An enticing minerality lends a backbone to the nose and pallet. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and refreshing acidity lends support to the clean fruit-driven flavours derived from the nose.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy right now or age up to 4 years after vintage. Bottled with an agglomerated cork, in order to ensure a flawless ageing capacity.

Culinary Recommendation: To serve 8 C - 10 C. Good match with a prawn salad, fig and goats cheese entrée or a slow-roasted chicken marinated with fresh lemons and herb

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