Different labels every year for the white and the red from Swartland operation Sequillo on the basis that the wine changes every year. The label for the White 2012 depicting protesting labourers in the background to mark the unrest which occurred that year while the label for the Red 2011 shows factories spewing pollution in uneasy juxtaposition to a grower working the land.
Sequillo White 2012
Nearly 40% Chenin Blanc, the rest Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Verdelho, Semillon Blanc and Semillon Gris. Spontaneously fermented and matured for 12 months in old barrels. A vague note of white-flower blossom, peach and pear. Great intensity, bright acidity and a savoury finish – delicious. Lovely texture – substantial without being unctuous. Very cleverly imagined and executed. Serve with pork rillette on toast.
Sequillo Red 2011
Shiraz, Cinsaut, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Tinta Barocca and Carignan. Fermented in 4 800-litre open wooden and concrete fermenters and then matured for 24 months in 500 and 600-litre barrels. Red and black fruit, spice and some pretty fynbos aromatics. Quite forceful appearing rich, broad and sweet-fruited. Offers plenty of bang for your buck – serve with free range beef burgers.