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Winery of the Week: Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm

It’s just what you’d want to hear from a farm with the words ‘wine’ and ‘stud’ in the name: that you can taste wine and view horses. So, joining the equine-themed dining, shopping and conferencing attractions is a tour of the showpiece equestrian centre. Also new is Colt, a cabernet sauvignon, while Warlord, a red blend made only once, is set to rejoin the Smith family's Helderberg portfolio.


Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm Chardonnay 2015

Cavalli Estate Reserve Collection
Category: Chardonnay wooded

Bunch pressed, barrel fermented/aged 18 months, which shows prominently in 2015 as a dusty cedar character. Palate's ripe citrus fruit & racy acidity give a sweet/sour effect. More 

Wine tasted by Cathy van Zyl.


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Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm Colt 2015

Premium range
Category: Cabernet sauvignon

From Stellenbosch's 'golden triangle', associated with quality cabernet, 2015 has herbs & bellpepper over dense black fruit, firm tannic grip. Promising - allow time to develop. More 

Wine tasted by Cathy van Zyl.


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Cavalli Wine & Stud Farm Verdelho 2015

Cavalli Estate Reserve Collection
Category: Verdelho

Rare in SA white grape. Partial barrel ferment/aged 2015 shows attractively lean styling. Intense apple, nuts, white pepper notes with gripping linear palate & lengthy conclusion for food. More 

Wine tasted by Cathy van Zyl.


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