De Grendel

The Graaff family have played a defining role in the South African political, social and business landscape for over four generations. From his humble origins as a young farm boy, the vision and foresight of First Baronet Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff established the foundations of a family legacy that is carried forward by his great-grandson Baronet Sir De Villiers Graaff. The historic farm De Grendel, with its sweeping views across Table Bay towards Table Mountain, is home to a family lineage that continues from generation to generation.

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De Grendel Sir David Graaff
In honour of the life and legacy of Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff, the 1st baronet of Cape Town, this red wine of exceptional quality was produced in tribute to the exemplary character and remarkable achievements of this great man.
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De Grendel Rosé
The De Grendel Rosé was produced from 50% Pinotage, renowned for producing fine fruit-driven Rosé, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, providing structure and acidity. It is pale rose gold in colour, with a pro-nounced bouquet of watermelon, raspberry coulis and passion fruit.
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De Grendel Winifred
Brilliant straw in colour, this exquisitely complex nose exhibits elements of fresh kiwi and green apple underscored by an enticing oyster shell minerality with nuances of butter popcorn, straw, acacia and honeysuckle. An excellent, exceedingly flavourful follow through generously unfurls crisp citrus, lime, and quince onto the palate, reinforced by perfumed floral notes. Highly concentrated aromas on the nose precede an exceedingly flavourful palate with a pleasingly crisp, floral finish.
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De Grendel Viognier
Most loved for its perfumed aromas, the De Grendel Viognier ranges from tangerine, mango, ripe peach and honeysuckle on the nose to creamier flavours of vanilla with spices of nutmeg and clove due to oak ageing.
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De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc
The wine has a delicate, pale straw colour with a slight green edge. It displays an aromatic kaleidoscope, rich with perfumed lime, white pear, passion fruit and lemon thyme. The aromas prevail on the palate with added Granny Smith apples, lemongrass and nettle. The palate is perfectly balanced by a steely mineral zest and enjoyable long finish.
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De Grendel Shiraz
The wine portrays a bright purple colour with a deep violet rim. Peppery spices, cassis and fruit cake merges well with Karoo shrub notes and scented violet notes on the nose. The palate expresses red fruit, soft fused tannins and a savoury, luscious finish.
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De Grendel Rubaiyat
The Rubaiyat is a classic poetic Bordeaux-styled blend consisting of a 'quatrain' of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The name is inspired by Omar Khayyam’s exquisite collection of 1000 Persian love poems from the 10th century, held dear by the late Sir David Graaff. Each successive vintage features a different quatrain from the poem on the label, hence the blend of four varietals for De Grendel's flagship wine.
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De Grendel Merlot
If classic elegance is more your thing, look no further. It first reveals a delicate allsorts of berries – red, black and blue – followed by the alluring aroma of aniseed and liquorice which are all carried through on the palate.
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De Grendel Op Die Berg Chardonnay
The slow ripening fruit produces wines of consistently distinctive character and expressive style. Crisp Granny Smith apple and ripe citrus aromas of Ruby grapefruit are permeated with soft layers of crème caramel and sweet orange marmalade. The flavours are lively, and the finish refined and rich with a long tail due to oaking and extended lees contact.
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De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir
Light ruby red with a pale brown rim. Cranberry, sour cherry, mushroom, wet leaves and wet soil aromas abound. The medium-bodied palate delivers flavours of liquorice, perfume, spice and earthy porcini mushrooms.
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De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is stylistically different than our De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc in the sense that the wine leans more towards a fuller and richer style, with intense hints of minerality, gooseberries and asparagus on the nose and palate.
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De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage
Bright ruby garnet in colour, enticing aromas of blue berries on the nose mingle with subtle hints of Chinese five spice aptly underscored by nuances of coffee, chocolate, coconut and clove before a sumptuously balanced palate of elegant black berries finishes with chocolate tannins and hints of spice. A deliciously fruit forward wine with elegantly balanced tannin and spice.
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De Grendel Brut
Pale lemon colour with an exceptionally fine mousse. Fresh, crisp and crunchy green apple, Asian pears, lemon zest and white guava comes to the fore on the nose. Warm brioche and yeast complexity broaden the palate, leading to a long and elegant finish. Rich, velvety and effortlessly elegant, this MCC is truly one of De Grendel’s stalwart picks among sparkling wine aficionados.