This luscious combo of spicy Shiraz and blackberry rich Malbec is full of smooth fruity fun. It’s a new release from the Gabb family’s Mount Rozier estate in premium Stellenbosch. A gorgeously moreish red, with juicy ripe fruit and freshness.
The Gabbs’ 20 hectare farm, Mount Rozier, is named after Annie Rozier, a 19th century flower merchant who’d come to pick flowers on the fertile hills surrounding Stellenbosch. Although her business flourished, these hills have for a long time been planted with vines, which produce wines of elegance and richness. Situated on the Schapenberg slopes above Somerset West, near Cape Town, Mount Rozier enjoys commanding views, undulating slopes, varied soils and an idyllic microclimate. It’s a natural amphitheatre in which to produce world class wines. This is a fruit-rich red combining spicy Shiraz and silky Malbec, grapes we normally associate with Australia and Argentina. House of Fun shows just how delicious they are grown in Cape sunshine.
Our newest, most daring BIG red to date that breaks every rule. Its quest is simply to get the lushest, most velvety, big on fruit wine in your glass and it succeeds amply by combining France’s Malbec with Cabernet and Syrah from Spain’s Navarra.
The best winemakers are wired differently from our politicians and bureaucrats. And these ones here are purely interested in the liquid that goes into the bottle and how much it will delight you. Luis is based in Navarra, Spain, where he has access to top quality Cabernet and Syrah. Oliver, on the other side of the Pyrenees, is in the south of France. He specialises in Malbec (he has twice won the award for the best Malbec in the world). They don’t worry about borders or what goes on the label. They've joined forces to produce the Bullfrog, packed with rich dark fruit and velvet smooth flavour. A wine without frontiers that’ll gladden your heart! Enjoy it however you like – on its own, with warming casseroles, roast meats. Take your pick!