Stellenzicht, founded in 1692, is almost as old as the town of Stellenbosch itself. The farm lies in the heart of the prized Golden Triangle, so named for the outstanding wines from this premier winegrowing area. It lies midway between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains and is cooled by breezes off nearby False Bay. Just as nature provides a balance between sunshine and tempering maritime breezes, so are the wines styled to balance passion with restraint and might with elegance. Each wine exhibits an enduring classical integrity laced with modern generosity of flavour.
Winemaker, Guy Webber, has combined his expertise with Shiraz and his love of Pinotage to produce Rhapsody, which melds the outstanding characteristics of both these varietals to create a new wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Plum Pudding Hill
Full-bodied with integrated oaking showing through layers of austere sweet plums, ripe cherries and wet tobacco. A luscious roundness is offset by serious, yet friendly tannins and a long and memorable finish.
The Mistaken Identity
Full-bodied with a rich and succulent structure, firm and friendly tannins and a creamy sweetness. The well-defined and balanced aftertaste lingers well with classy elegance.
Fresh and complex array of pear, grapefruit, fresh white asparagus initially with toasted nutmeg, coconut and quince following on and rounding off a very enticing first experience of the wine.
The Vine Post Pinotage
Medium-full in structure, the wine is rich in flavor without being bold in body. Its lean
and succulent flavours end in a clean, dry and elegant finish with the supple tannins adding to the over-all length.
Plum Pudding Hill Shiraz
Perfume on nose reveals sweet leather, black plums and Christmas cake. Heady alcohol is noticeable, but well-integrated in the large frame of the wine that has now softened to an accessible, mature Syrah.
Full-bodied Pinotage and Shiraz blend with rich and complex aromas. Perfectly balanced with flavours of ripe red fruit and nuances of black pepper and oak spices.
Golden straw with green hue. Grassy elements with lime and lanolin. Youthful nose possesses fresh citrus, greengage, blossoms and candied pineapple.