False Bay Vineyards Products

Details for the False Bay range of wines from False Bay Vineyards, based at Waterkloof estate near the Helderberg. The grapes are sourced from bush vines around the False Bay area, and fermented with wild yeast and minimal intervention.

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  • Country of Origin: Republic of South Africa
  • Wine of Origin: Coastal Region

Revenant White 2017

Flagship of the False Bay range, this wine is a reincarnation of a famous Loire blend, and the first wine ever made by owner Louis Boutinot at the start of his career. An aroma of lemon and lime, with a hint of grapefruit, and finely-balanced flavour. The Chenin Blanc is sourced from Waterkloof estate, and the wine is suitable for vegans. This balanced wine matches well with many types of dishes, including creamy chicken, roast pork, or pasta.

  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 80%
    Chenin Blanc 20%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.68%
  • Residual sugar: 3.5 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • pH: 3.13
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Windswept Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Initial fynbos aroma gives way to white peach with hints of grenadilla and pineapple. A complex taste balanced by acidity, with a pleasing crispness and grassy aroma for which this variety is famous, as well as aroma of dried bayleaf. The mineral and citrus flavour includes hints of green pepper and grassiness. A fine addition to Mediterranean dishes, seafood, Chinese cuisine or spicy Thai food.

  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.43%
  • Residual sugar: 1.7 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.2 g/l
  • pH: 3.45
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Slow Chenin Blanc 2017

An intense aroma of peach and barley balanced with acidity, leading to a most satisfying tasting experience. The key to this result is lengthy fermentation with wild yeast which creates a complex structure of flavours and aromas. The fynbos environment adds fennel and anis, and other dry herb aromas, and there are hints of creamy lemon. Perfect with crustacean dishes, risotto, herb roast chicken, or spicy dishes.

  • Variety: Chenin Blanc 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.47%
  • Residual sugar: 4.1 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.3 g/l
  • pH: 3.50
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Crystalline Chardonnay 2017

A pure and fresh wine with aroma of pear, white peach and citrus aroma, and a balanced flavour of apple, pear and citrus. Lengthy resting on the lees has added overtones of nuts and toast. Perfect for chicken, pasta, cream sauce or grilled shrimps.

  • Variety: Chardonnay 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.69%
  • Residual sugar: 2.5 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.54
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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Whole Bunch Rose 2018

A beautiful pink wine with hints of pink gold, with aroma of cranberry, red berries and spice. Light and fresh, with a pleasing dryness. The secret of this rose is the use of old Chinsault vines (vieilles vignes). The taste is of summer fruits, with a dry finish. Goes well with Mediterranean dishes, particularly juicy garlic shrimps, and can be enjoyed either chilled or at room temperature.

  • Variety: Mourvedre, Cinsault
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 12.72%
  • Residual sugar: 3.2 g/l
  • Total acidity: 6.2 g/l
  • pH: 3.28
  • Style: dry
  • Body: medium

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Old School Syrah 2017

A deep garnet-coloured wine with edges of violet, a remarkable balance of fruitiness and freshness. Classy aromas of rasberry and cream, cassis and black cherry, with the tannin structure leading to a long satisfying finish. Perfect with beef, lamb, veal or other meat dishes, curries and stews, or Mediterranean dishes.

  • Variety: Syrah 100%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Alcohol: 13.63%
  • Residual sugar: 2.6 g/l
  • Total acidity: 5.8 g/l
  • pH: 3.57
  • Style: dry
  • Body: full

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