Itata Valley, South Region


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The best free porch wine someone I didn’t know ever gave me — 2 days ago

Laura Ess
with Laura

de Trafford

Elevation 393 Red Blend 2007

This Stellenbosch Cabernet blend gets its name from being 393 metres above sea level. Deep Ruby in colour. Aromas of coal dust, liquorice, Tomato Bush, Capsicum and stalky green Notes. On the palate initial impressions were lacking in fruit. More austere than expected. Certainly very different to most Napa Valley Cabernets that I’ve had. Medium bodied. I bought this wine in 2012 at the cellar door and it was quite the trek to drive to de Trafford over many dirt roads. One of the 1001 wines. — 24 days ago

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2018

Lemon pith, mineral, mild oak influence, med + acid. Definitely an old world style and very nice — a month ago

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Itata Tierra Antigua

A Los Viñateros Bravos Grantico Cinsault

This is so good and a great value. I’d never heard of the Itata valley and tried this when it was in the NYT Wine School. So delicious and such a change of pace from what I’ve been drinking. Vivid red fruit, strawberry, candied cherry, some milk chocolate and spice on the nose, and a very mild vegetal note; on the palate there is a ton of fruit balanced with good acid, very light body, some pepper and a long finish of crushed red cherries. Reminds me of good Beaujolais. — 22 days ago


The Chocolate Block Cinsault Blend 2016

Good nose with coffee dark chocolate lillies . On the pallet soft low tannins blackberries very balanced and med finish. Had during dinner with roast chicken and meet pastry. — 5 hours ago


Jonkershoek Valley Three Pines Unfined and Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blackberry, cassis, cedar. Fine drying tannin - very elegant — a month ago

Neil, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Rogue Vine

Grand Itata Los Amigos Red Blend 2016

Bright, green but refreshing, underbites of blue fruits. Tasty — 16 days ago

Ira liked this

Itata Tierra Antigua

A Los Viñateros Bravos Grantico Moscatel Sémillon 2017

Clear, straw color. Faint stone fruit & citrus notes. Bright acidity. Smoky aromas that really kick in on the finish. Liquid smoke bomb. Very distinctive, — 25 days ago

Louis-Antoine Luyt

Pipeno Vino Puro de Uva Portozuelo

Cloudy onion skin color. Basque cider, sage, thyme, Castelvetrano olive, gardenia, onion jam, dried orange peel. Subtle, easygoing tannins, medium-plus acidity. A good low-key natty orange wine for everyday drinking. (2019 vintage) — 21 days ago

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The Field Blend White Jonkershoek Valley Roussanne Blend 2018

Floral, white peach, nice 👍 — a month ago

Severn, Neil and 3 others liked this