Haute Cabriére is committed to producing wines exclusively from the noble cultivars Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Following French tradition, the farm’s still wines are named after the property, Haute Cabriére, whilst the Cap Classique range is named after the original founder, Pierre Jourdan. The fundamental wine growing philosophy of “sun, soil, vine, man” still revolves around the perfect harmony of nature’s elements coming together to create magic with man playing only the role of a respectful conductor in creating a sum that’s bigger than its parts.
Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir
This iconic South African blend is the happy result of a rather unusual problem. As a result of a rather ripe 1994 vintage, the base wine for Pierre Jourdan Cap Classique landed up with high alcohols unsuitable for bubbly. Determined to make the best of the situation, Achim von Arnim went ahead and bottled the wine as a still blend. It turned out to be glorious, and has forever remained an honoured flag bearer of the South African wine industry.
Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir Reserve
This Pinot Noir was matured in French Oak barrels for 9 months resulting in an elegant wine with true varietal character. Dark fruit flavours are layered with juicy red fruit, soft tannins and complemented by well integrated acidity. This wine should be served slightly chilled.
Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir Unwooded
The Pinot Noir grape variety has small berries and thin skins that makes a light ruby-red wine that is low in tannin, juicy and easy-drinking. In fact, Pinot Noir can be described as a “red white wine” and the aim with this Pinot Noir is to preserve the elegance unique to this noble cultivar without the influence of wood. A light-bodied, smooth and fruity red wine that is best enjoyed slightly chilled.