Region:Coastal Region, South Africa Grape: Pinotage
De Nieuwe Haarlem is one of the VOC’s fleet, it ploughed the oceans between continents at a time when the VOC was the world’s first multi-national corporation. In 1647, the VOC crew met bad weather when they were transporting high company officials from Amsterdam to far-away colonies. The heroic crew’s survival led to the establishment of a halfway station by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, that ultimately led to the founding of South Africa and the first vines being planted in the Cape.
Tasting Note: The bouquet is led by roasted banana, cherry and cassis, followed by subtle notes of chocolate and cedar wood. The palate has a complex, velvety coating with hints of plum and fruity sweetness on the finish.
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