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Grangehurst, Nikela

Grangehurst, Nikela

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Grangehurst, Nikela

Wine Info

Origin- South Africa

Region- Stellenbosch

Grapes- Cabernet Sauvignon 34%, Pinotage 33%, Shiraz 22%, Merlot 9%, Mourvedre 2%

Type- Red

Style- Full bodied, smooth & elegant

Alcohol- 14%

Description

Handcrafted. Traditional. Unhurried.
These three words epitomise Jeremy Walker’s winemaking, with one notable omission – Delicious. By ‘Unhurried’, Jeremy is alluding to the fact that he doesn’t release a wine until he believes it is ready to be enjoyed, which is evident in the current vintages being 2008 and 2009!

Jeremy Walker founded Grangehurst in 1992, when he converted his fathers’ squash court into a makeshift wine production cellar. He used the ‘squash court cellar’ to make his first 6 vintages, only moving out after the 1998 vintage.

Jeremy was invited to join the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild in 1996 and was one of the longest standing members when, in order to let a young winemaker take his place in the sun, he elected to step down in 2021.

The word “Nikela” (pronounced “Ni-care-la”) is a Nguni (Xhosa/Zulu) word meaning “to offer a gift of dedication, respect or a tribute to one’s ancestors” – this wine being a tribute to winemaker Jeremy Walker’s late parents, Eddie and Betty, who contributed greatly to the establishment of Grangehurst, which was named after their childhood homes – “The Grange” and “Hurst Close” – in England.

Red berries with some mint, cedar and mocha aromas & flavours. A full- bodied, elegant barrel matured red wine with smooth, ripe tannins.

Cabernet Sauvignon 34% Pinotage 33% Shiraz 22% Merlot 9% Mourvèdre 2%

Will pair deliciously with chicken livers, pan seared in balsamic vinegar, a grilled firm white fish or slow-roasted lamb shanks.

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