In Africa, animals are often seen to convey spiritual meaning. The Heart of Africa Range explores traditional ways that the African people look at African animals. The spirit and virtues of each animal is associated with a certain attributes inherent in wine.
The lion has been an icon for humanity for thousands of years, appearing in cultures across Europe, Asia, and Africa. Historically regarded as “King of the Beasts” Lions represent royalty, power, strength and valour. The African Lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger and live in groups called prides. In the open woodlands of Africa, the powerful roar of a male or female lion can easily be heard up to 8km away.
The 2014 vintage has subtle mocha and coffee notes but the character broadens to include black cherry, raspberry and slightly candied aromas on the lush and full palate. Also in evidence are dried plum, herby and leathery notes. The finish is long
Giraffes tower over Africa's plains as the tallest living terrestrial animals. The species name “Giraffe Camelopardalis” means ‘one who walks quickly, a camel marked like a leopard’. The tallest recorded male giraffe was 5.88 m . Giraffes are graceful, sociable, peaceful animals yet male giraffes use their horns to playfully fight with one another. They also spar by swinging their heads at one another and entwining their necks, which is called "necking."
A balanced red blend with flavours and aromas of berry fruit and spice. The palate is soft and pleasing, leading to a gentle and elegant finish.
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The Greater Kudu is the largest and most magnificent antelope species of Africa. Their spiral horns carried by the bull (male) are spectacular features and each twist takes two years to grow. Often called Africa’s “Grey Ghost”, the Greater Kudu is remarkable in its abilities to disappear. They are able to filter back into the surround bush, as silently as they appeared. A Kudu can jump ten metres along the ground and three meters vertically.
This wine presents with dark fruit on the nose, with hints of blackcurrant and cedar wood. A palate of abundant bright fruit and berries leads to a lingering fruity finish.