Hemel en Aarde

In a nutshell:

  • Pinoneers of Pinot Noir
  • Ground Zero for fashionable brands
  • Whale watching mecca

Hemel en Aarde

A Brace of Bubblies

Domaine des Dieux Claudia 2007 MCC Onion skin colour, earthy citrus palate, a bubbly for food

Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon 2008 MCC Roses and perfumed strawberries, toast and cream

Seven Sauvignon Blancs

♥♥♥♥ Newton Johnson 2012 Acid pear drops citrus style with elegance.  A show wine

♥♥♥ La Vierge 2010 Serious palate weight, clean and still fresh.  Good balance of green and tropical fruit flavours

♥♥♥ Creation 2011 Vegetal, strong green pepper almost camphor structure and body, will age

♥♥♥ Sumaridge 2011 Leesy richness, complex and creamy

♥♥♥ Domaine des Dieux 2009 Extreme green beans very firm, loads of structure
Whale Pod 2012 Floral honey notes light easy drinking summer tropical tipple

Southern Right 2012 Green pineapple, granny smiths, huge acids, food wine

Whale Pod 2012 4 2012 Floral honey notes.  Light, easy drinking tropical tipple for summer

A Duo of White Blends

♥♥♥♥♥ Ashbourne Sandstone 2007 Wonderfully preserved, fresh, balance, maritime mintiness, almost Riesling-like

♥♥♥♥♥ Sumaridge Maritimus 2010 Gooseberry, some lanolin, creamy palate with some spicy oak, ageworthy

Eight Chardonnays

♥♥♥♥♥ Domaine des Dieux 2010 Liquid Tart Tatin, Mersault style, a huge wine

♥♥♥♥ Hamilton Russell 2011 Intense limes, floral, good integration, tight palate, will age

♥♥♥ Creation 2011 Oily texture, mineral style and long lasting

Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale 2010 Amazing nose, creamy white chocolate palate

Bouchard Finlayson Sans Barrique 2011 Chablis-style with citrus zest

Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat 2010 ch wood driven with medium body and creamy palate

Sumaridge 2010 Seductive nose, austere palate, grippy tannins, a food wine

Restless River 2009 Rich and ripe candied fruit

One Rosé

Newton Johnson Felicite 2012 Summer rosé, red fruit gums, fresh

Seven Pinot Noirs

♥♥♥♥♥ La Vierge 2010 Super spicy with a dash of chocolate, cinnamon and cherry liqueur.  Vibrant colour, lively 4 long lasting, intense

♥♥♥♥ Domaine des Dieux Josephine 2010 Chocolate, cinnamon, cherries and sundried tomatoes, sappy fruit and tannins, extremely long

♥♥♥♥ Hamilton Russell 2010 Super fresh, tangy and minty, bright acids, oak dominates at the minute, a sleeper

♥♥♥♥ Creation Reserve 2011 Dense plums, intense, toast, leather and tobacco

♥♥♥♥ Newton Johnson Family Vineyard 2011 Amazing cherry fruit, old oak, wet bushes

Creation 2011 Chewy red fruits and creamy palate

Newton Johnson Felicite 2011 pn Cherries and fresh toasty oak

A Brace of Merlots

♥♥♥ Creation 2010 Spicy olives, tomato paste, red peppers and candied stone fruit

♥♥♥ Sumaridge 2009 Dense, deep flavours, tobacco complexity, sundried tomatoes and spice

One Pinotage

Southern Right 2010 Juicy red berries, fresh green banana, sweet and sour fynbos

Five Red Blends

♥♥♥♥♥ Domaine des Dieux 2010 Rhône style: sweet fruit red and spicy dry fynbos.  Silky palate, world class

♥♥♥♥ Sumaridge Epitome Elegant with smokey spice and dried meat, fine fruit, very classy.  A foodie wine

♥♥♥ Jakob’s Vineyards 2007 Fresh fruit, bell peppers and tobacco with a classic minerality

Creation 2010 Attractive fruit, with a lactic milk chocolate finish

Whale Pod 2011 Red fruit diven, a good commercial wine

One Syrah

♥♥♥ Creation 2010 Chocolates, red fruit, intense flavours and chewy tannins