Bartinney Élevage, 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa
£35.75 (inc VAT)
“Élevage” (directly) translates to “breeding” – and this one has an impeccable pedigree.
Established in 1912, Bartinney has been in the Jordaan family since 1953. Now Michael and Rose Jordaan tend to the 28-hectare farm, with a vision to create excellent wines and reawaken the charm of the historic land. And charming is right: perched on the dramatic slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass, overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley in Stellenbosch. Google it if you want to feel disappointed in the view from your own front window.