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Foothills Vineyards Wine

Foothills Sauvignon Blanc 2020
With its close proximity to the sea, and directly influenced by the cooling afternoon breezes, this wine shows attractive cool climate characteristics. There’s an array of perfume, lemon grass, greengage and papaya, with a dusty graphite top note, following onto the palate, with verve and freshness. There’s a tangy effect which extends the flavours, and although it ends crisply dry, the impression is satisfyingly full, there’s palate weight due to a small portion of Semillon.
Foothills The Partners White 2021
The most popular wine in the range, with the widest appeal. In essence it is a Bordeaux white blend of Sauvignon Blanc for freshness and notes of fennel and minerality, while Semillon gives palate weight and a dried herb savouriness from its oaking and lees contact. But there’s an exotic note from a dash of Viognier, which lifts the aromatics without detracting from the overall style; it’s subtle, a floral whisper that adds intrigue and interest.
Foothills Chardonnay 2020
There’s a tightly focused citrus profile on first impression, lemon zest and grapefruit, then you find the layers, stone fruit and naartjie, which deepen in the flavours. Oak is subtle, allows the fruit to shine, giving a savoury shading, like oat biscuit, almond biscotti.

Foothills Dry Rose 2021

Delicate copper pink, showcased by a flint bottle. An original blend, designed to offer something different: Shiraz for the colour and berry flavour, Semillon for the mouthfeel and Viognier for the aromatic perfume and tropical notes. The effect is complex, , with interwoven layers of fresh strawberries, greengage, a touch of winter melon and fynbos, and Viognier’s floral top note. It’s expressive yet elegant and sophisticated.

Foothills Pinot Noir 2020
A distinctive style which comes from the vineyard: initial impression of blueberries, quite intense, almost buchu-like seam, but in a good way. Has the variety’s trademark elegance, fresh plushness and polish, but offers its own interpretation of Pinot Noir. Heaps of flavour, the palate shows layers of raspberries, even cassis, and the body is silky, the oaking masterful: 12 months older barrels, adding spice but not interfering with the fruit profile.
Foothills Syrah 2019
Deep ruby colour. First impression is of spice, some freshly ground pepper, prosciutto, hint of scrub, then the fruit emerges, dark plums and cherries, perfectly ripe. There’s a lovely combination of fruit and savoury, gets the balance right, showcasing the variety without becoming showy or brash. The texture is plush, smooth and round, luscious, a wine very easy to like. The finish is long, packed with flavour, could handle rich dishes like casseroles, spicy meat dishes.
Monogram Collection Shiraz 2016
Top end of the range. Differs from the Syrah in the use of only new oak, for 14 months. Quite savoury, Belgian chocolate, black plums and cherries, cigar box, some espresso and liquorice notes adding richness and dark-toned complexity.
Monogram Collection Méthode Cap Classique 2017
Made in the traditional sparkling wine process where the second fermentation take place in bottle, and the wine is left on its lees until disgorgement, in this case 15 months. Bright, pale gold hue, very fine bubbles.
Monogram Collection Semillon 2018
Semillon appears as a component in a few wines in the ranges, Sauvignon Blanc, Partners Blend, Dry Rosé, and this Semillon shows why, these farm vineyards do it to perfection, it’s a variety that responds best to cool growing condition. Oaking, 6 months barrel ferment/matured, gives it a savoury edge of blanched almonds, while a gentle lemon grass, greengage and papaya character supplies the aromatics.
Foothills Viognier 2020
Something, different, worth considering if you’re an adventurous cook or diner. Manages to avoid the variety’s excesses; has all the classic aromatics but in a retrained, stylish way - white peach flesh and pip, floral notes of honeysuckle, a hint of lavender.
Monogram Collection Straw Wine 2017
Made in the traditional and age-old method of air drying grapes on straw mats, to shrivel them and concentrate their flavour. A sweet wine from 100% Viognier. The process has toned down its usual perfume-laden exuberance to give pure glacé fruit, pineapple, with dried apricot, a lovely nutty overlay, the savouriness particularly showing in the flavours.

Foothills Sauvignon Blanc Bubbly 2020
The Foothills Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc bubbly shows a clear and transparent colour, and exudes rich aromas of gooseberries, passion fruit, melons and fresh limes from its scintillating nose.