Kleine Zalze Estate Wines from the Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch

View of rolling vineyards and mountain backdrop.
Wine has been produced on this family-owned wine estate since 1695.

Family Reserve

The combination of exceptional terroir, situated on perfect aspects along the Stellenbosch Mountains, provide the basic ingredients for Kleine Zalze wines. The commitment to the highest quality by the relentless effort of the winery, along with international experience, has positioned Kleine Zalze wines amongst the best from South Africa.

The top of the range of Kleine Zalze Estate wines. We only produce our Reserve from the best grapes of our vineyards on the farm. Reserve will only be available in limited quantities and only in certain vintages.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Well integrated blackberry fruit and cedar wood aromas. On the palate an alluring combination of blackberries, chocolate and licorice flavours deliver a lingering aftertaste.

Shiraz
This wine has prominent blackberries, pronounced pepper and savoury floral flavours. These flavours are well integrated with velvety ripe tannins, providing a long, lingering aftertaste. Palate is full bodied with rich, ripe fruit and sleek tannins.

Pinotage
The wine shows a lot of berry, herby, cigar box flavours with a hint of typical sweet Pinotage aromas. The ripe and well structured fruit tannins are well-integrated with the wood and gives the wine a long smooth aftertaste.

Vineyard Selection

As the name suggests, the wine is made from a selection of superior grapes from premium-quality vineyards. The best oak barrels are used and special attention is given throughout the wine making process. This limited range provides wines with flavor, complexity, structure and cellaring potential.

Shiraz
This wine has a deep ruby-red colour with prominent spicy, blackcurrant and chocolate flavours on the nose. On the palate the wine shows hints of liquorice and mulberry flavours, that are well integrated with the wood flavours to give the wine a long lingering aftertaste.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich in berry, cigar box flavours. On the nose the wine shows a good integration of French oak well-matured flavours. On the palate the wine shows soft integrated fruit tannin with a medium-long aftertaste.

Merlot
Rich in minty, berry flavours which are typical of the cool terroir where the grapes were ripened. The wine are backed with good fruit tannin on the palate with a long wood-matured aftertaste.

Pinotage
The wine shows a lot of berry, herby, cigar box flavours with a hint of typical sweet Pinotage aromas. The fruit tannins are well-integrated with the wood and gives the wine a long smooth aftertaste

Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented
The 2002 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay is a very elegant, well-balanced, medium-bodied wine. The citrus fruit flavours of the Chardonnay grapes are well integrated with the oak flavours which give the wine a long, lingering aftertaste.

Cellar Selection

These wines are made to be more accessible and fruit driven. They represent good value, to suit our customers' tastes. This range reflects our motto: 'We make wine for people to enjoy'.

Merlot
Medium body wine with a long smooth finish. Sweet plum berry fruit flavours on the nose backed with wood give this wine an easy 5 year maturation potential

Gamay Noir
Bright, cherry red appearance. Light bodied with ripe strawberry, lovely cherry fruit and wonderful sweet banana flavours on the palate that follows through on a long aftertaste. Drink chilled

Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep red colour. Classic, multi-layered Cabernet nose: leaves, earth, some chocolate, strong ripe berry fruit. Liquorice and black cherry palate - good flavour concentration with nicely judged wood.

Pinotage
The wine has a deep plum red colour with distinct fruity, berry, blackcurrent and ripe banana flavours on the nose. The berry flavours follows through on the palate with a strong tannin structure and a unique aftertaste

Gamay Noir
Bright, cherry-red appearance. Light bodied with ripe strawberry, lovely cherry fruit and wonderful sweet banana flavours on the palate that follows through on a long aftertaste. Drink chilled

SauvignonBlanc
What a wonderful experience of apple, ripe fig and grassy flavours which carries through on the palate. The wine shows a good crisp complexity which ensures that the wine will have a good maturing potential after bottling. The well-balanced acidity leads to a crisp, fresh mid-palate taste.

Chenin Blanc Bush Vines
Strong lime, tropical, ripe pineapple aromas shows on the nose and are complemented by a long, clean, crisp aftertaste. This medium full style Chenin Blanc will mature for up to two years in the bottle.

Chardonnay
This is a smooth, medium-full style wine with good mango, ripe peach, citrus and lemon flavours. On the nose the wine shows ripe cultivar flavours which are well integrated with the citrus flavours and lemon toned palate.

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