Solms Astor Langarm Cape Blend
A Cape blend of Pinotage, Touriga Naçional, Shiraz, Grenache Noir and Mourvèdre grapes sourced from various vineyards, including sites on the Solms-Delta farm. Fermentation is at a warm temperature for maximum fruit extraction but there is no extended skin contact and only a short time in oak.
At Solms-Delta they celebrate what it means to be South African.
The food, the people, the music and, of course, the wine, telling the stories of where they come from and sharing ownership and profits equally with their workers. They bring a sense of pride, belonging and ownership to those who have, for generations, called their historic farm home.
Langarm, or ‘straight-arm’, is a dance style that captures the mood of the Cape at the end of the working week and often performed to ‘Boeremusiek’ (farmers’ music). It is danced with arms outstretched, like demented surfers. Dismissed as strange and comical by all outsiders, the wine is better appreciated.
Grenache, Mourvedre, Pinotage, Syrah, Touriga Nacional
This innovative Cape Blend is s fruit driven and nicely rustic wine showing supple tannins with plums, stewed fruits and hints of spice.