- Red Wine
- Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
- Medium Bodied
- 13% alc./vol
About the Winery
Radford DaleRadford 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.
Grapes from an organically farmed Voor Paardeberg vineyard. With no sulphites added during the winemaking process, this is now submitted as an “alternative red” in terms of classification. A complex nose of black fruit, lavender, liquorice, fresh herbs, earth and spice. The palate is lean with super-high acidity and grippy tannins. Striking in its angularity, this will appeal to the geeks…