Bartinney Élevage, 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa
£33.50 (inc VAT)
“Élevage” (directly) translates to “breeding” – and this one has an impeccable pedigree.
Owner Rose Jordaan describes her wines as: "wine made on a mountain," and that's no exaggeration. She repurchased the old family farm, situated precariously on the hellishly vertiginous slopes of the Helshoogte Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, in 2006 and has returned it to stunning form.