Country: South AfricaSuggested Food Pairing: Shellfish
This is a small 200,000-bottle winery in Banghoek, on the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. It’s pronounced ‘Sorg-fleet’, which roughly translates to 'no worries', and that sentiment carries itself through all they do.Winemaker Bernard Le Roux is a young and upcoming talent who is passionate about the estate’s vineyards as well as its cellar (not always a given for winemakers!). Grapes are grown on the steep slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in vineyards that are among the highest in Stellenbosch. The estate wines are from site-specific single vineyards. They are elegant expressions of this unique mountain terroir, all crafted in the Zorgvliet cellar. It is one of the most technologically advanced cellars in South Africa. Sourced from vineyards 10k from the sea at an altitude of 260-300 metres with a an average age of 12 years. The grapes were de-stemmed and lightly crushed. The juice was immediately pressed, (only the lightest pressings are used) and cold settled for 2 days at 8ºC. Thereafter the clear juice was racked off its gross lees and transferred stainless tank for fermentation. No malo, no oak.
Great with anything with a shell, prosciutto and herby veg dishes.