Solms Delta new releases

By , 12 December 2023

The transformation initiative that is Solms Delta in Franschhoek gets a re-boot after its collapse in 2018 with American Tommy Hall, a director at Hewlett Packard, starting a stand-alone venture to be known as the Solms-Delta Wine Company (read more here)..

If is to succeed this time, then it shall have to be run as a business first and foremost whatever other noble intentions those involved might have, and in this regard, decent wine in the bottle can’t be overlooked.

The experienced Francois Haasbroek of Blackwater Wine is on board as winemaking consultant, and he’s already managed to source two wines that should help cashflow. Tasting notes and ratings as follows:

Solms Delta Amalie 2023
Price: R199
70% Grenache Blanc, 25% Marsanne and 5% Viognier. Grapes from Swartland. The nose shows top notes of floral perfume and dried herbs before pear, peach and citrus. The palate is lean and taut – good clarity of fruit, lively acidity and a pithy finish. Pure and harmonious. Alc: 13%.

CE’s rating: 94/100.

Solms Delta Hiervandaan 2023
Price: R199
69% Shiraz, 15% Grenache, 8% Cinsaut and 8% Mourvèdre. Grapes from Darling and Tulbagh. Expressive and appealing aromatics of red and black berries, herbs, fynbos and some light spice. The palate is not immensely structured but does show clean fruit and vibrant acidity, the finish nicely dry. Alc: 13%.

CE’s rating: 90/100.

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