Founded by businessman Bernard Fontannaz in 2016, Le Grande Domaine’s range of wines are best described as passion driven by excellence. Two of the stand-out wines in the range are the Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017 and Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2020, both produced from carefully selected clones.
Comprising 83% cabernet sauvignon and 17% merlot, the Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017 (above) is a beautiful deep red colour with vibrant aromas of blackcurrant on the nose. These aromas are complemented by rich vanilla oak and dark plum flavours on the palate, with soft ripe tannins. The combination of the two varieties results in this wine providing a smoother mouthfeel. It is ready to enjoy now, but will reach its full maturation potential if left in the cellar for a further two to four years.
The richness of fatty meats like beef and lamb partners beautifully with the tannins in this wine. Slow-cooked beef pot roast is not just easy to cook, but makes for an ideal partner with the blend. The wine is currently available online at a discounted price of R164,50 per bottle (normal price is R235,00).
Made from 100% sauvignon blanc grapes, the Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (right) is vibrant with well-defined gooseberry aromas on the nose, complemented by a fresh, crisp acidity. It is soft on the palate with a lingering finish. Enjoy it on its own, chilled, or paired with a winter inspired salad, seafood or poultry dishes.
The Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is currently available online at a discounted price of R136,50 per bottle (normal price is R195,00).
For more information on these stellar wines, visit https://www.stellenview.co.za/collections/le-grand-domaine-devon-valley-stellenbosch.