Croydon Vineyard Estate lies between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. There are
some 8ha of vineyard on the property and all the home owners are also
shareholders in the associated wine company. Croydon wines are highly regarded
internationally and has received a number of awards including a Gold medal at
the 2017 Vitis Vinifera Awards for the newly launched Covenant Shiraz and a
silver medal for the Covenant Chenin Blanc from the Old Mutual Trophy wine
Croydon's winemaker focuses on the three main components of
terroir – climate, soil and the terrain. The “Cape of Storms” climate has
shaped the soil, the vine behaviour and the berry composition. The vineyards
also benefit from a diverse landscape with heavy clay subsoil in some parts of
the vineyard, and sandy soil with a high water table in others.
The Covenant range showcases superior wines from single
cultivars. These wines are created from the purest grapes of the season, and
left to mature into well-balanced and full-bodied wines. The key to Croydon's
wines is capturing the perfections nurtured by nature and the viticulturist in
the vineyards, ensuring this is bottled and suitably matured. The end result is
a distinct experience in wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red with dark fruit
flavours and savoury tastes from black pepper to bell pepper. Our wine is a
touch fruitier than Old World Cabernet Sauvignon, with flavours of Black
Cherry, Liquorice and Black Pepper all wrapped together with a dash of Vanilla.
The tannins are already very well integrated giving a smooth finish to the wine.
This Chenin Blanc has a versatile style and fruitiness with
adaptability to a variety of tastes. It boasts flavours of pears, white peach
and fynbos on the nose with layers of citrus and honeysuckle on the palate.
Elegant fruit give this wine a creamy mouthfeel and a long fresh, earthy finish.
The Croydon Cellarmaster has created a hearty and spicy
Shiraz, filled with aromas of wild blackcurrant. This wine has overtones of
black pepper, spice and roasting meat and the abundance of fruit sensations are
complemented by warm and gripping tannins.
Croydon Estate wines were originally sold to estate and local
residents only. Due to their exceptional quality small amounts are now
available for export. TTG Wines was delighted to be given an allocation
of the Chenin Blanc, a grape that thrives in this part of the world. A dry
crisp white wine that is a great alternative to sauvignon blanc, limited supply.