Radford Dale Black Rock 2016
  • Red Wine
  • Samso / Carignan, Syrah
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Radford Dale Black Rock 2016

Swartland, South Africa
Regular price $39.95per bottle ($239.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Juicy & Spiced

Radford Dale is one of South Africa’s leading independent wineries. Based on the Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, they specialize in producing site-specific, natural wines.

Black Rock's nose shows complexity through interesting spice and fynbos aromas and a prominent dark fruit note. On the palate, the wine delights with generous concentration and refined, smooth texture. This vintage is driven by the spiciness from the old vine Syrah yet it is still delicate because of the warmth of fruit that comes from Cinsault and Carignan, which also adds a savoury element to the wine.

This Rhône-inspired blend will works particularly well with dishes featuring Mediterranean spices: red pepper, sage, rosemary, and olives. Think of roasted meats and veggies!

About the Winery

Radford Dale

Radford Dale and The Winery of Good Hope are two brands made by the same people, in the same winery. The team behind these wineries has been an industry leader since the 1990s in chemical free farming, and more recently in low and no sulfur winemaking. They are a founding member of PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) which sets ethical, environmental and social uplift standards. Recognizing the social inequality present in South Africa Radford Dale has also set up a trust called Land of Hope to help facilitate bright futures for children, focusing heavily on education.

Alex Dale who owns and manages both projects is an Englishman who grew up spending summers in Burgundy, France. He moved there in his late teens to follow a passion for winemaking and also opened a wine bar in Beaune. He lived in Burgundy for many years before moving to South Africa in 1998, starting Radford Dale with Ben Radford, an Australian. The idea was to produce wines using modern techniques and technology with a healthy respect for tradition, something Alex came to understand well while living in Burgundy.

Wines are made with minimal intervention in order to best express each vineyard’s individuality.