In 2013 four good friends gathered over a sumptuous dinner and enthused about a shared vision: to embark on a journey to make a wine, exemplified by non-negotiable standards of quality and craftsmanship.
They would combine their skills towards creating a wine of singular, unique quality.
Faf du Plessis, avid cook, wine fanatic and South African cricketer of fame, introduced us to AB de Villiers, fellow cricketer and friend.
The introduction created an opportunity for us to make wine for them – a wine of excellence, to be enjoyed by friends and family alike.
The First XI The Centurion 2020
Aromas of cherry, red berry, white pepper and some spicy notes on the nose. Savoury-, spice- and fruit flavours complimented by freshness and subtle oaking on the palate. An irresistible, well-balanced red wine with bright, ruby-red hues.
V A R I E T A L : Cinsault
V I N T A G E : 2020 A V E R A G E R A I N F A L L : 513 mm O R I G I N O F F R U I T : Agter-Paarl, Western Cape S O I L : Malmesbury Shale Y I E L D : 6 tonnes per ha