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VEGAN-FRIENDLY WINES - THE ROOT OF THE MATTER

No doubt about it: more and more people are becoming vegan and more and more vegans are enquiring about our wines.

The answer is in the fining agent.

In the past the most commonly used fining agents included casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg white), gelatine (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein). These fining agents are not additives since they are precipitated out along with the haze molecules, however tiny traces may be absorbed by the wine during the fining process. Wines fined with these agents are therefore not vegan-friendly.

The good news for vegans is that we at Overhex use clay-based and natural plant proteins agents which are highly efficient at fining out unwanted proteins. Our fresh and flavourful wines are therefore the natural vegan choice.



OVERHEX LAUDED WITH GOLD AT WORLD'S BEST CHARDONNAY PLATFORM

Swartland Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2016 takes one of four local Gold Medals at international Chardonnay du Monde

Overhex Wines International’s newly introduced Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2016 has been chosen as one of the best Chardonnays at the 24th International Chardonnay du Monde competition – a well-respected and globally recognised competition with the sole objective of recognising the world’s best Chardonnay wines.

The Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2016, is one of only 55 wines in this competition to clinch a coveted Gold Medal.

In keeping with the trend noted by organisers of the Chardonnay du Monde – that the Top 10 performing Chardonnays mostly lean towards a style which includes a significant portion of barrel-aging – the Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay is the product of natural, 100%-barrel fermented juice in 100% first fill, 500 l, French oak barrels. The wines were then matured in barrel for 11 months before being blended and bottled – a technique which impressed judges in what is widely considered one of the wine world’s fiercest wine competitions.  

Held annually, the Chardonnay du Monde competition distinguishes itself from other wine competitions based on its single focus (Chardonnay), its worldwide scope and its rigorous wine judging method – which is “much stricter than the norm” according to its organisers.

This year, awards were based on the expertise of 300 international wine experts who tasted, scrutinised and rated 706 wine samples from 38 countries. The end-result was that only 235 medals were awarded in total – with just 55 Gold Medals awarded to the top-performing Chardonnays.

In total, only 4 Gold Medals and 4 Silver Medals were awarded to wines from South Africa, which, indicative of the Chardonnay du Monde competition’s strict performance criteria, nonetheless is noted as one of this year’s Top Performing countries. 

According to Ben Snyman, Head Winemaker at Overhex Wines International, this award is an indication that bravery is always rewarded, “like the story of the brave Nguni cow on its label, we took a chance playing with wild yeast on this wine, and combining it with what many will consider a serious barrel regime. The end-result is that many, fiercely critical international judges thought it worthy of a Gold Medal. We not only survived, we thrived, and it makes me feel very proud of my brave team!”

The Survivor wine portfolio is owned by Overhex Wines International, a Worcester-based winery that is also the custodian of wine brands Balance, Magaliesburg, Willow Way and Harvest Song, amongst others. It tells the story of a brave Nguni cow, who, while being transported from one farm to the next, jumped from the truck to settle for a longer, more privileged life in the Swartland. She now has six offspring and counting!



TWO MAIDEN VINTAGES COMPLEMENT AWARD-WINNING SURVIVOR RANGE

Survivor, the award-winning wine range from Overhex Wines International released two new wines, the 2016 Survivor Wild Fermented Chardonnay, as well as the Survivor Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2011, complementing the existing well-admired range in style and variety.

Named after a Nguni cow, the Survivor range of wines boast an impressive array of local and international acclaim. The Nguni, now known as “Survivor” accidently found her way to a farm situated in the Swartland area, by jumping truck as she passed by. She miraculously survived her injuries and today these wines pay tribute to this extraordinary cow, as well as the generous spirit and unique terroir of the Swartland, where the grapes are sourced from.

Says Gerhard van der Wath, Managing Director at Overhex Wines International, “This wine portfolio is going from strength to strength. The brand has a quirky uniqueness to it making it extremely popular locally and abroad. The addition of the Chardonnay and Brut MCC is timeous and fitting.”

The 2016 Survivor Wild Fermented Chardonnay is a barrel-fermented wine that rewards oatmeal and lime on the nose with layers of citrus on the palate while boasting excellent oak integration. The grapes were sourced from a selection of low-yielding (6-7 t/ha) vineyard Chardonnay where the soils are deep red Oakleaf and Hutton ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

The grapes for the Survivor Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2011 were sourced from low yielding blocks with chalky soils. The wine is rich and full fl¬avoured with a distinctive toastiness, as well as some citrusy freshness. It is stylish and sophisticated with an abundance of fruit like crisp lemon, herbs and an apple complexity. It’s dry and savoury with a complex, refined fizz.

The Survivor range comprises six wines, the 2015 Survivor Pinotage, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Chenin Blanc, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the newly released 2016 Chardonnay and Brut MCC.

“Survivor has set a standard for Overhex Wines International in terms of branding and future creations. We are excited to see how these two additions follow in the successful footsteps of their predecessors,” Van der Wath concludes.

The Survivor Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc are R110 a bottle and the Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage are R150 a bottle. The limited Méthode Cap Classique Brut is R240 a bottle.
TWO MAIDEN VINTAGE WINES COMPLEMENT AWARD-WINNING SURVIVOR RANGE

Survivor, the award-winning wine range from Overhex Wines International released two new wines, the 2016 Survivor Wild Fermented Chardonnay, as well as the Survivor Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2011, complementing the existing well-admired range in style and variety.

Named after a Nguni cow, the Survivor range of wines boast an impressive array of local and international acclaim. The Nguni, now known as “Survivor” accidently found her way to a farm situated in the Swartland area, by jumping truck as she passed by. She miraculously survived her injuries and today these wines pay tribute to this extraordinary cow, as well as the generous spirit and unique terroir of the Swartland, where the grapes are sourced from.

Says Gerhard van der Wath, Managing Director at Overhex Wines International, “This wine portfolio is going from strength to strength. The brand has a quirky uniqueness to it making it extremely popular locally and abroad. The addition of the Chardonnay and Brut MCC is timeous and fitting.”

The 2016 Survivor Wild Fermented Chardonnay is a barrel-fermented wine that rewards oatmeal and lime on the nose with layers of citrus on the palate while boasting excellent oak integration. The grapes were sourced from a selection of low-yielding (6-7 t/ha) vineyard Chardonnay where the soils are deep red Oakleaf and Hutton ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

The grapes for the Survivor Méthode Cap Classique Brut 2011 were sourced from low yielding blocks with chalky soils. The wine is rich and full fl¬avoured with a distinctive toastiness, as well as some citrusy freshness. It is stylish and sophisticated with an abundance of fruit like crisp lemon, herbs and an apple complexity. It’s dry and savoury with a complex, refined fizz.

The Survivor range comprises six wines, the 2015 Survivor Pinotage, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Chenin Blanc, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the newly released 2016 Chardonnay and Brut MCC.

“Survivor has set a standard for Overhex Wines International in terms of branding and future creations. We are excited to see how these two additions follow in the successful footsteps of their predecessors,” Van der Wath concludes.

The Survivor Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc are R110 a bottle and the Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage are R150 a bottle. The limited Méthode Cap Classique Brut is R240 a bottle.

For more information, visit www.overhexsurvivor.com.

BALANCE AWARDED BEST VALUE RED WINE


In these tough economic times, everyone is looking for a bargain; for a way of getting more value for their hard-earned rands. That’s where this Getaway Best Value Wines Guide is useful: it cuts through the clutter on the wine shelf, with an experienced team of judges having tasted the wines and rated them. One thing that is common to the almost 250 wines assessed across a variety of classes, is that they are all available on shelf for R80 or less.

The Best Value Wines Guide was first published in 2002 while the statistical model that rates each wine was developed by UCT academic Dr David Priilaid after more than a decade of analysing the results of various wine competitions and tastings. Dr Priilaid’s system uses the data he’s collected to work out each wine’s value, quality and price.

All of the wines entered into the Best Value competition were tasted blind (without sight of the labels). The judges sat in two separate panels of three to assess the wines, which were tasted in specific categories: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, white blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage, Merlot, red blends, rosé, dessert wines and bubblies.

Fifteen top achievers were announced at this year’s awards function held on the 2nd February 2017 in Cape Town and Balance Winemakers Selection Pinot Noir 2015 was crowned Best Value Niche Red.

The full results and a competition overview are available in the Getaway Best Value Wines Guide, bagged with the February issue of Getaway, which is on sale from 23 January 2017. Results are also available at www.bestvaluewineguide.com.



ULTRA VALUE WINE CHALLENGE RESULTS 2017

Ultra Wine Awards

Looking after consumers. The second set of annual results. The industry wine challenge that assists consumers find the smartest buys for under R100.

The second Ultra Value Wine Challenge attracted continued strong support from a large range of stellar producers.  Collectively they entered 500 carefully selected wines that met the strict price category of sub R100 per bottle, VAT included.
Robin von Holdt reviewed the 2016 Challenge: ‘We are delighted with enthusiastic industry support for this key, and growing, category of best-value.  Tougher times lie ahead, yet many are keen to enjoy their lifestyle of enjoying good wine. And why not? The value sector is high growth and remains a hugely enticing arena.  Bang for buck; outperforming through a combination of quality at very attractive prices, is key’.
 
The support was contagious and healthy from leading vineyards, big and small producers alike.  The lead-up with #Frugalfridayfeasts and #Throwbackthursdays continued to gain media traction.
 
‘Overall Challenge chair Ginette De Fleuriot had a credible team of nine expert judges.  Three panels were chaired by Richard Kershaw MW, Fiona McDonald and JD Pretorius.  Their focus and ensuing debates around each wine were thrilling. A significant portion of wines simply did not get through that first, arduous, quality hurdle.  Then, the algorithm that took price into account in order to arrive at the value-adjusted final result, saw another substantial number of wines fall aside. Therefore, the victories are really sweet for those wines that cracked the final nod and gained an award, as confirmed by the independent Auditors.
 
In line with international competitions and to keep an eye on the reputation and prestige of winning an award, under 60% of entered wines, were awarded. Of these, just 7% of wines gained Double Gold Medal awards. Less than 17% gained Gold Medal awards, while a little over 30% gained Silver Medal awards.  Awards, without any doubt whatsoever, were very difficult to achieve. They were hard earned, thus deserving the strong recognition and attention that they will receive this year yet again.

Multiple winners included the following producers, each scoring weighty victories in most award categories
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• Douglas Green Bellingham 31
• Alvi's Drift Private Cellar 14
• Namaqua Wines 11
• Overhex Wines International 10

Industry comments from top awarded cellars:

Overhex MD Gerhard van der Wath
:
‘Overhex Wines International has established itself as a top performer in local and international wine competitions. Performing well at this competition underlines the company’s promise of consistent quality at an affordable price point.’ (10 winning wines.)

Overhex Award-winning Wines:


DOUBLE GOLD

Balance Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2016

GOLD

Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015
Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Merlot 2015

SILVER

Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2015
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay 2016
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio 2016
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinotage 2015
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2016

Continue reading on wine.co.za.




THE STORY BEHIND THE COW IN THE WINE ISLE...

Survivor Story


GOLD GALORE FOR SURVIVOR



The 2015 Survivor Pinotage, as well as the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, now boasts a gold medal from the prestigious international wine competitions, Mundus Vini 2016 Summer Tasting and Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards respectively, a confirmation that this brand is not only commended on home soil, but also in international wine circles!

Other Survivor wines, the Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and Chenin Blanc 2015 excelled at the International Wine and Spirits Competition with silver medals and the 2015 Pinotage also received a silver medal at the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards.

The Survivor range of wines, with an impressive array of local and international acclaim, was named after a Nguni cow. Survivor accidently found her way to a farm situated in the Swartland area, by jumping truck as she passed by. She miraculously survived her injuries and today these wines pay tribute to this extraordinary cow, as well as the generous spirit and unique terroir of the Swartland, where the grapes are sourced from.

The 2015 Pinotage boasts hearty fruit flavours, a full body and well-integrated oak while the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust barrel-fermented wine with lavish flavours of sweet fruit and luscious chocolate mingling with savoury touches and a hint of vanilla.

The 2015 vintage Pinotage, says Gerhard van der Wath, Managing Director at Overhex Wines International, serves as a benchmark for distinctive South African Pinotage. “With international recognition like this, the 2015 vintage shows even more potential than its predecessor which was one of the Top 10 wines at the 2015 Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition. And when you look at the Cabernet, this wine is also outperforming its forerunner.

“This wine portfolio is going from strength to strength and the 2015 Survivor Pinotage and Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon illustrates the uniqueness of South African Pinotage and Cabernet in the international wine world. It also serves as a standard for the brand and all future wines to be created here at Overhex Wines International.” Van der Wath concludes.

Both the 2015 Survivor Pinotage and 2015 Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon sells for R130 per bottle.

For more information, visit www.overhexsurvivor.com.


SURVIVOR PINOTAGE AWARDED GOLD AGAIN


The 2015 Survivor Pinotage now boasts a gold medal from the prestigious international wine competition, Mundus Vini 2016 Summer Tasting, a confirmation that this brand is not only commended on home soil, but also in international wine circles!

With 4 300 wines from all over the world tasted at this prestigious competition held in Germany, a total of 388 medals were awarded. Although the European wine growing countries were much in evidence, wines from South Africa was a force to be reckoned with receiving 1 Grand Gold, 37 Gold and 31 Silver medals.

The 2015 Pinotage, one of four wines in the Survivor range with an impressive array of local and international acclaim, was named after a Nguni cow. Survivor accidently found her way to a farm situated in the Swartland area, by jumping truck as she passed by. She miraculously survived her injuries and today these wines pays tribute to this extraordinary cow, as well as the generous spirit and unique terroir of the Swartland, where the grapes are sourced from.

The 2015 vintage boasts hearty fruit flavours, a full body and well-integrated oak. This vintage, says Gerhard van der Wath, Managing Director at Overhex Wines International, serves as a benchmark for distinctive South African Pinotage. “With international recognition like this, the 2015 vintage shows even more potential than its predecessor which was one of the Top 10 wines at the 2015 Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition.”

“This wine portfolio is going from strength to strength and the 2015 Survivor Pinotage illustrates the uniqueness of Pinotage in the international wine world. It also serves as a standard for the brand and all future wines to be created here at Overhex Wines International.” Van der Wath concludes.

The 2015 Survivor Pinotage sells for R130 per bottle.


INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS COMPETITION RESULTS


The International Wine & Spirit Competition results release was made in conjunction with a major South African trade tasting – WOSA’s Intrepid South Africa. Intrepid South Africa, took place at Tobacco Dock in London on 8th September 2016 and put the spotlight on South African wines.

South African wine farms were awarded an astounding 30 Gold medals, and 9 Gold Outstanding. Unusually, of all awarded wines, 24% were Silver Outstanding, 53% Silver and only 18% Bronze. Usually the larger proportion are awarded Bronze medals, highlighting how high the standards are for this set of South African wines.

Overhex Wines International are proud to have received a Silver Outstanding medal for their Survivor Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and a Silver medal for their Survivor Chenin Blanc 2015.

Full results are available online at https://www.iwsc.net/result/search.


GOLDEN RESULTS FOR OVERHEX WINES



The Gold Wine Awards is a consumer judged competition that evaluates wines in the R100 or less per bottle price bracket, and awards the wines that are excellent value for money.

The Cape Wine Academy as logistical partner of Gold Wine Awards, put together the panel and selected consumers who are qualified tasters or Cape Wine Academy graduates.

Throughout the double blind-tasting, the tasters did not know the identity or price of the wine and the results of the tasting were statistically linked to the price of the wine to determine which wine was real value for money.

Overhex Wines International proved victorious with 10 gold medal awards across its two main brands. Balance Wines received gold medals for the Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon; Balance Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot; Balance Winemaker's Selection Chenin Blanc; Balance Winemaker's Selection Chardonnay; Balance Winemaker's Selection Shiraz; Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir; Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinotage and Balance Winemaker's Selection Merlot. Survivor Wines' Offspring range red and white blends both received gold medals.

ELVIS BLUE AT THE OVERHEX WINERY & BISTRO

Elvis Blue


WE LOVE UNUSUAL WINES



Dax Villanueva


There are many reasons why wine festivals are great, it’s not just that there is a wide variety of wine in one place for tasting. One of my favourite reasons for attending wine festivals is that I get to try new wines that I have not tried before...

Below are 6 stand out wines that you don’t want to miss and some information about them.

Best For: Pool party

Wine: Balance Winemaker’s Selection
Producer: Overhex Wines
Variety: Pinot Grigio
Price: R45
Pinot Grigio may not be very popular in South Africa yet, but it’s extremely popular in other countries of the world. Pinot Grigio is a great substitute for Sauvignon Blanc, which is probably the most popular ‘summer wine’ in South Africa.
Slightly sweeter and less acidic than sauvignon blanc, this Pinot Grigio is an easy drinking wine which is perfect drinking with or without food.

Best For: Seafood

Wine: Offspring Cape White Blend
Producer: Overhex Wines
Variety: Chenin blanc (60%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Viognier (10%)
Price: R65

Whether you’re enjoying a seafood braai with friends or sitting down to a feast of sushi, this wine is the perfect pairing. Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are familiar varietals to most wine drinkers, but the addition of Viognier makes this wine a little more interesting. It balances the acidity of the wine with a slightly creamier and more complex element.

This wine offers the best of both worlds and is the perfect wine for those wanting to move away from Sauvignon Blanc to something with a more sophisticated flavour profile.

Continue reading on capegatecentre.co.za.



A PAIR OF SURVIVORS FROM OVERHEX


Michael Olivier

Die Vine Intervention is a series of podcasts which John Fraser, broadcaster, financial journalist, business editor and publisher of ZAConfidential.com, a South African Business website, and I record and which appear both on John’s website and mine.

Here we talk about a pair of Survivors, wines from the Overhex Cellars. A Survivor Chenin Blanc 2015 and a Survivor Pinotage 2014.

Continue reading on michaelolivier.co.za
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DIE VINE INTERVENTION: A PAIR OF SURVIVORS


John Fraser

Clutching a pair of bottles in hand, the inimitable Michael Olivier launches another podcast wine tasting. This time it is two wines from Survivor – the 2015 Swartland Chenin Blanc and the 2014 Swartland Pinotage.

John Fraser is again joined for the tasting in Johannesburg by Cape Wine Master Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright, branding legend Jeremy Sampson and IT executive Malcolm MacDonald, who also handled the technical side of the recording.

Check out the podcast on zaconfidential.com
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SURVIVOR OFFSPRING: VIBRANT WINES WITH A STORY TO TELL


Inspired by the success of our Survivor range, Overhex recently launched an exciting sub-brand, Survivor Offspring. As the name implies, the concept is based on the charming story of Survivor, the Nguni cow.

Her calves (or ‘Offspring’) have all gone looking for greener pastures now, carrying their mother’s adventurous spirit with them, wherever they roam.
And so the magic of Survivor lives on in her Offspring, with the attractive packaging reflecting this connection. Survivor Offspring presently comprises two easy-drinking blends.

The 2016 Chenin Blanc-Sauvignon Blanc-Viognier brims with aromas of passion fruit, peach and melon that follow through on the crisp, lingering palate. The beautifully structured 2015 Syrah-Pinotage-Cabernet Sauvignon rewards with aromas and flavours of dark berries supported by supple tannins.


A GLITTERING PERFORMANCE

Multiple Awards for Overhex Wine Portfolio

Over recent months an ever-growing list of awards has once again confirmed that the Overhex Wines International (OWI) wine portfolio is going from strength to strength. Ranging from the prestigious Michelangelo and Veritas awards to the esteemed ABSA Pinotage and FNB Sauvignon Blanc competitions, OWI has won accolade upon accolade. The company is also proud to have won no less than 9 medals at the 2015 Ultra Value Wine Awards.

Asked to comment on these achievements, MD Gerhard van der Wath said: “Our awards prove our staunch commitment to delivering quality and value at various price points.”


Michaelangelo Awards

Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir - DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinor Grigio - SILVER

Ultra Value Awards
Balance Sauvignon Blanc Semillon - DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - DOUBLE GOLD
Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Grigio - GOLD
Balance Winemaker's Selection Shiraz - GOLD
Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir - GOLD
Balance Shiraz Rosé - SILVER
Balance Winemaker's Selection Chenin Blanc - SILVER
Balance Winemaker's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon - SILVER
Balance Winemaker's Selection Sauvignon Blanc – SILVER


ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards
Survivor Pinotage 2014 was named as one of the Top 10 Pinotage wines of 2015 by the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards - and that in its first year of existence!!


2016 PLATTER WINE GUIDE RATING
Survivor Chenin Blanc 2015 - 4½ Star Rating



2015 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 20 FINALISTS
Survivor Sauvignon Blanc 2015

2015 VERITAS AWARDS
10 out of the 11 wines entered were awarded medals
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc - Silver
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Grigio - Silver
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir - Silver
Survivor Sauvignon Blanc - Silver
Balance Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot - Bronze
Balance Sauvignon Blanc Semillon - Bronze
Balance Shiraz Rosé - Bronze
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Sauvignon Blanc - Bronze
Survivor Chenin Blanc - Bronze
Survivor Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze


Survivor in the Media

Our new Survivor range made quite a splash in the media. Just have a look at these articles:

http://www.vrouekeur.co.za/artikel.aspx?id=77961&h=Oorlewing-die-tema-van-nuwe-wynetiket

http://www.topwinesa.com/?p=4538

http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NEWSID=27200

http://www.wine.co.za/spotlight/spotlight.aspx?SPOTLIGHTID=62


Survivor Launch


Four brand-new wines from Overhex Wines International pay a heart-warming tribute to an outstanding lady with the unlikely name of...’ Survivor’.

Survivor was born in July 2007 and accidently found her way to Constantia, a farm situated in the beautiful Swartland area, by jumping truck as she passed by. And there she landed: right in the middle of the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard! She miraculously survived her injuries and today has five offspring with the sixth calf on its way. Yes, you’ve guessed it – our Survivor is a cow, and no ordinary cow but an indigenous Nguni!

The Survivor wine range pays tribute to this remarkable lady with two red and two white wines from the Swartland region. The premium range embodies the generous spirit and unique terroir of the Swartland where the soil and climatic conditions favour the production of smaller berries with concentrated flavours.

According to Ben Snyman, white winemaker at Overhex, the 2015 Survivor Sauvignon Blanc is a full-bodied, oak-fermented wine rewarding with passion fruit and guava on both nose and palate. Ben describes the 2015 Survivor Chenin Blanc as ‘generous and full with attractive citrus complemented by hints of butterscotch’. Both white wines show excellent oak integration.

Overhex red winemaker, Willie Malan, says the 2014 Survivor Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon is ‘a full-bodied, robust wine with lavish flavours of blackberry and blackcurrant complemented by chocolate and subtle touches of peppery spice and nuttiness’. The full-bodied 2014 Survivor Pinotage shows hearty fruit flavours like prune, plum and cherry with delightful notes of spice and cedar.
  
The Survivor range is destined for the local, African and UK markets. The red wines will sell in the region of R100 a bottle and the white wines will be available at approximately R80 a bottle.

For more information, contact Chantelle Potgieter, chantelle@overhex.com.

Overhex's overseas success

This article about Overhex Wines International recently appeared in the Cape Argus.

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