About the wine
Deep red with a tinge of purple to the rim oozing sweet cherry, dark chocolate and roast coffee bean appeal offset by well integrated savoury oak spice facets and a rambunctious fruity finish. After pressing, the young wine is matured on French oak for 3 months where malolactic fermentation is completed. Best enjoyed within the first year or two of vintage when the fruit is most fresh and vibrant. This wine matches well with a variety of foods. Some favourite pairings include beer battered tofu and chips, or a vegan mac and cheese.
About the winemaker
Tall Horse wines come from the South Western Cape of South Africa. They are a young winemaker, having started in 2005. But don’t let this put you off. They know what they are doing and make excellent value, very drinkable wines. Their tag line is “Tall Horse goes with anything and anything goes with Tall Horse” which sums them up nicely! In addition, they have good eco credentials; the Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles and they recycle.
Please note only their reds are suitable for vegans. So don’t get tricked in other stores.