Elim translates to, “Place of God,” and is a wine ward located in the Cape Agulhas region, and is the southernmost on the Western Cape. Elim is at the meeting point of the warmer Indian Ocean, and the cold Atlantic Ocean. Wine connoisseurs claim that it is the climate that makes the wine so good in Elim. Elim is located 20 kilometers from Agulhas.
German Moravian missionaries planted the first vines in 1842, as they needed wine for communion. The cool breezes from the south-west and southeast meet on the vineyards helping to prolong the growing season. Because of the gradual ripening process, the grapes are given plenty of fruity characters. Planting in the region ended over one hundred years ago, but resumed in 1997.
Elim has a variety of soils that include weathered shale, and laterite and sandstone that help contribute to the intensity and quality of the wines. The terroir in Elim is best suited for Sauvignon Blanc; however, the late and long ripening season is excellent for red grapes like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. There are several fresh water springs in Elim that leads to speculation of a huge underground lake underneath the coastal shelf.
Indwe Pinotage Coastal Region is made from 100 percent Pinotage.
Pinotage is a true South African grape variety, Our signature grape smilar to the Blue Crane being our national bird. Indwe Pinotage grapes are meticulously sourced from our grape producers along the Coastal region of the Western Cape ensuring complexity, depth and purity of fruit. The wine is layered with sweet cherry notes, and subtle hints of mocha and vanilla flavors.
Our Côtes du Rhône Villages is elaborated on the superb Terroir.
The average age of the vines is 34 years; The assembly favors
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. This complex wine can be kept 8 to 10 years and we
Vintage Notes: A cool summer and early fall allowed a longer ripening season, helping benefit this years Cabernet Franc, as its natural spice was allowed to mature and become better defined.
Pearmund Cellars Cabernet Franc is made from100% Cabernet Franc. Known primarily as a blending grape in Bordeaux’s left bank. Its ability to grow and mature in Virginia makes it one of the States finest varietals.
Tasting Notes: A nose of cherries, raspberries and fennel. Peppery spice continues on the palate with notes of cocoa and sweet cedar wood, allowing for easy drinking. A hint of pepper will linger on the finish.