Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Proud Conservation Initiative

The Five's Reserve Range

"Empowering staff in new wine venture."

The Five's Reserve wine range launched in 2005 was developed by Van Loveren and is 25%-owned by the De Goree Employees Trust. In a two-tiered and broad -based BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) deal, Van Loveren together with 116 of its staff and pensioners, have purchased a 139-hectare grape farm in the Robertson Wine Valley, and has signed a long-term contract with the trust for the supply of grapes to its cellar (at market-related prices). The wines produced are Chenin Blanc, Merlot Rosé, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot and a Brandy. With a label depicting the ‘big five' (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), the range proudly carries the South African identity and the best it has to offer. Appellation: Robertson.

De Goree Farming is a proud partnership between the Retief family of Van Loveren Vineyards and their workers. All the grapes used to produce this Five’s Reserve range of wines come from the farm which is located in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, home to more than 10 000 species of flora and aptly so, conservation lies close to heart. Part of the profit of every bottle of Five’s Reserve wine sold, is donated to the Southern African Wildlife College, who train conservationists to protect our natural heritage. This is an initiative founded by the WWF & Peace Parks Foundation.

Merlot Rosé 2008
Flavours of cherry, ripe raspberries with hints of violets and spice, followed by a dry lingering finish demanding food. A blush-coloured wine with a fresh fruity nose. A lovely light, crispy summer wine to enjoy with seafood, salads and chicken. Screwcap. Recommended maturation potential: 2 - 3 years.

Chenin Blanc 2008
Typical varietal guava and tropical fruit on the nose with spicy bruised apple, crisp dry palate and lingering finish. Fruity unwooded wine. A delightful summer wine to be enjoyed with salads, cold meat, creamy pasta dishes, chicken, veal and shellfish. Screwcap. Recommended maturation potential: 2 - 3 years.

Pinotage 2008
A complex nose of banana, cassis and strawberry is followed by refined layers of blueberries, vanilla and spice on the palate. Toasty oak with a soft finish. A medium bodied wine to be enjoyed with red meat, rich stews, curries and smoked foods. Maturation potential 5 years.

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2008
Almond, succulent dark plums and mint on the nose, followed by ripe berry, cassis and red current on the palate. Good oaking ensures a soft, toasty finish. Has enough tannin grip for rich casseroles, roasts, smoked foods, pork or venison. Maturation potential 5 years.

FMS is a wine négociant and international trading house focusing on the export of wines. Thanks to our professional approach, our client in Japan has chosen FMS rather than dealing with the cellar.
4 sales in 4 months thanks to GWS!

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