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Saxenburg Wine Estate

Officially proclaimed in 1693, Saxenburg is one of the oldest farms in South Africa.
Thanks to the combination of the perfect natural conditions and a highly skilled and driven team, Saxenburg wines have won the highest praise, not only in South Africa, but around the rest of the world.
The terroir at Saxenburg is perfectly suited to Shiraz and it is thanks to this varietal that Saxenburg has become a prominent South African export. Thanks to the wine maker’s belief that exceptional wines are made on the vine, we practise a well-managed system of summer pruning to keep yields low. With fewer bunches left, grapes mature into a finer quality and less craft is required in the cellar.
Although famous for Shiraz, many Saxenburg wines - reds and whites - are enjoyed around the globe.



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Saxenburg Dry Red

Saxenburg Concept Wine
Dry Red



Tasting Notes
A complex, medium bodied wine, with warm spicy black fruit richness. Wonderfully approachable at the moment. Ideal with lamb or red meat dishes, and pasta or as a casual wine.
Saxenburg Dry White

Saxenburg Concept Wine
Dry White



Tasting Notes
A friendly fruity wine with tropical flavours and a elegant long finish. An all occasion wine or with light dishes.
Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Red 2017

Saxenburg Guinea Fowl
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Franc : 2017



Tasting Notes
The Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Red 2017 is a classical South African, Bordeaux styled blend. It is medium-bodied and approachable, but with beautiful concentration and length. Enticing notes of dark cherries, plums and spice on the nose, with soft tannins on the palate. An ideal wine for better casual meals and occasions. This red blend will complement game, full-flavoured red meat dishes as well as pasta and pizza.
Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Chenin Blanc 2019

Saxenburg Guinea Fowl
Chenin Blanc : 2019



Tasting Notes
The Saxenburg Guinea Fowl Chenin Blanc 2019 is made to be fresh and fruit-forward. You will find an alluring array of tropical fruit, peach and pear aromas on the nose. These follow through to the palate and is beautifully balanced by a fresh, green apple-like acidity. While this wine is made in a lighter, fresher style and thus perfect for enjoyment on its own, it has enough texture and density to pair well with an array of seafood, pasta and salad dishes.
Saxenburg Drunken Fowl Shiraz 2013

Saxenburg Drunken Fowl
Shiraz : 2013


    Saxenburg Drunken Fowl Shiraz 2013

Winemaker's Comments
This Shiraz is deep dark purple in colour and full bodied. It has a nice balance between fruit and spicy/peppery falvours. Well integrated oak flavours. It has a fine/soft tannin structure with a smooth fruity finish. This wine will go well with red meat dishes, game and cheese, or as a nice casual drink.

Vinification Details
Open tank fermentation at 28°C, with punching down and pumping over, four times daily. Short extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation in tanks, no fining or filtration before barrel maturation.
Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Saxenburg Private Collection
Cabernet Sauvignon : 2015



Winemaker's Comments
The Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 has typical mulberry, cassis and blackberry aromas, with hints of cigar box. The wine is well balanced with layers of red fruit present and has a nice fresh and creamy finish to it. It has a good structured mid-palate with notes of mocha present on the aftertaste. This elegant wine will compliment most red meat dishes, venison or creamy beef stroganoff.
Saxenburg Private Collection Merlot 2011

Saxenburg Private Collection
Merlot : 2011


    Saxenburg PC Merlot 2011

Tasting Notes
A refined and elegantly structured Merlot with layers of rich, supple berry fruit flavours hints of mocha chocolate complemented by fine tannins. The wine is an ideal accompaniment to rich, full flavoured meat dishes.

Vinification Details
Selected from best part of the vineyard, fermented with yeast in open tanks at 29°C plus 2 weeks of skin contact after the fermentation.
Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 2017

Saxenburg Private Collection
Pinotage : 2017



Tasting Notes
The Saxenburg Private Collection Pinotage 2017 is a medium-bodied Pinotage from the wonderful 2017 vintage. The vineyard used for this wine reaches physiological ripeness early, thus allowing us to pick earlier and ensuring a lower alcohol level. This wine has beautiful red fruit, plums and cherries on the nose, with hints of dark chocolate and a beautifully long finish. Enjoyed with game meat, curry dishes, or with a creamy wild mushroom risotto.
Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2016

Saxenburg Private Collection
Shiraz : 2016



Tasting Notes
The Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2016 has warm sweet-spicy flavours with dark fruit notes and shows a fine balance between fruit and tannin. This Shiraz is very well balanced and ends with a rich, full mouthfeel and creamy aftertaste. The wood is well integrated and the fresh acidity compliments this wine. This elegant wine is best complimented by game or full-flavoured meat dishes.
Saxenburg Private Collection Chardonnay 2018

Saxenburg Private Collection
Chardonnay : 2018



Tasting Notes
The Private Collection Chardonnay 2018 shows lovely citrus fruit, ripe pineapple flesh and some nutty characters on the nose. A full-bodied Chardonnay that ends with nice fresh acidity. Creamy tannins that contribute to taste. It will complement most fish dishes or can be enjoyed with lighter meat dishes and creamy pasta.
Saxenburg Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Saxenburg Private Collection
Sauvignon Blanc : 2019



Tasting Notes
The Saxenburg Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2019 shows lovely flavours like granadilla, grapefruit, pears, with hints of capsicum and mineral flavours. Well-structured on the palate, with all the flavours prominent. The acidity is supporting the mouthfeel, with a long lingering aftertaste. This wine goes well with salads, lighter summer dishes and seafood, or enjoy on its own on a nice summer day.
Saxenburg Private Collection Methode Cap Classique NV

Saxenburg Private Collection
Méthode Cap Classique : NV



Tasting Notes
The Saxenburg Private Collection Méthode Cap Classique NV has a refreshing and fine mousse. Fresh apple and yeasty flavours complement the biscuity richness. It is crispy and fresh on the palate with some yeasty and bready flavours and ample structure. The finish is long and smooth. This wine will develop nicely over time and will become more complex. It is perfect for an aperitif. It pairs well with oysters, sushi and any delicate seafood or enjoy with celebrations.
Saxenburg Shiraz Select 2009

Saxenburg Vintage Collection
Shiraz Select : 2009



Tasting Notes
The Saxenburg Select Shiraz 2009 has a nice combination of dark fruit and sweet spice on the nose, with hints of nutmeg and plum and a touch of white pepper. The palate is rich and well balanced, with creamy tannins, with an acidity that is perfectly integrated. Full-bodied with lively tannins on the aftertaste. This elegant wine will compliment any red meat dish.
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