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Tall Horse Wines

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THE TALL STORY

Once upon a wine… just kidding, we won’t take up too much of your precious wine-drinking time with the whole tall tale, but the long and short of it is:

Tall Horse wines are for those who like to enjoy a good glass of quality vino,

without all the nose-in-the-air-ness that seems to follow other wines around. We’re all for wines that are easier to drink than they are to pronounce (honestly, what’s more useless than the ‘t’ in Merlot?)

So please, throw everything you know (or don’t know) about wine out the winedow*, and simply enjoy our different varietals and different take on wine.

Where there is a wine, there is a way.

Chenin Blanc

SPECIES

100% Chenin Blanc

HABITAT

Grapes are sourced from selected vineyards across the diverse micro-climates of the Western Cape for varied characters and components that deliver balance and complexity in the final blend. Harvested in late January by hand at a full ripeness averaging 23°B.

GESTATION

Separate lots were fermented at 13°C in stainless steel tanks until dry, then left on the lees until final blending, filtration and bottling at our cellars in Wellington.

CHARACTER

Glistening gold with a generous fruit salad of flavours and aromas including tropical mango, pineapple, passion fruit, guava, honey melon and papaya tinged with a discreet spice. Gregarious, yet still graceful with a mouth-watering fruity finish.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

Best enjoyed within the first year or two of vintage when the fruit is most fresh and vibrant. Serve chilled for effortless social enjoyment or with fish and chips, roast chicken or macaroni & cheese.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 7.5 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 6.0 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Shiraz

SPECIES

100% Shiraz

HABITAT

Grapes are sourced from the diverse macro-climates of the Western Cape ranging from the long-lingering sunny days of our Southern slopes to the cooler areas with West Coast ocean breezes. Hand-harvested at 24°B during March and early April.

GESTATION

Fermented on the skins for 7 days at 24 – 28°C with three aerations per day.  After pressing, the young wine is matured on oak where malolactic fermentation is completed. The wine is left on the staves for a further 3 months. A very light filtration before bottling ensures the conservation of intrinsic cultivar traits.

CHARACTER

Dense ruby with a bright strawberry rim bursting with sumptuous blue and blackberry aromas and flavours integrated with peppery high notes that end gently with succulent fruit intrigue.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

Smooth and fruity for easy enjoyment immediately or within 3 years of vintage.  The perfect fireside sipping red or great with roasts, stews, BBQ steak, spicy sausage or sticky ribs.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 10.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.5 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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MERLOT

SPECIES

100% Merlot

HABITAT

Tracked from vineyards ranging from warmer Southern slopes basking in long hours of sunlight to cooler pockets of vines where African ocean breezes ensure ultimate expression of cultivar and land. Hand-harvested in February and March at an average of 24°B.

GESTATION

Fermented on the skins for 7 days at 24 – 28°C with three aerations to unleash inherent colours and flavours. Once dry, the young wine is pressed and placed on French Oak before malolactic fermentation and left for a further 3 months for best integration.

CHARACTER

Great ruby intensity with liberal ripe plum and spice on the nose before a smooth lush entry with lashings of black cherry, mulberry and plum fruit flavour well incorporated with deft oak notes.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

An honest easy-drinking red wine that makes a fabulous social sipper ready to drink now or within a year or two of vintage. Don’t wait too long. Enjoy with roast lamb, grilled pork chops or anything Italian.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 10.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.5 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON

SPECIES

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

HABITAT

Tracked from vineyard sites ranging from warmer Southern slopes basking in long hours of sunlight to cooler pockets of vines where African ocean breezes ensure ultimate expression of cultivar and land. Hand-harvested in late March at an average of 24°B.

GESTATION

Fermented on the skins for 7 days at 24 – 28°C with three aerations per day. After pressing, the young wine is matured on French Oak staves for 3 months where malolactic fermentation is completed.

CHARACTER

Rich and ruby packed with plenty of dark forest berry aromas that slide to a smooth entry with rampant ripe blackcurrant and pastille flavours, beautifully integrated with savoury oak spice and a plush succulent finish.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

An honest red wine that is ready to drink now or within a year or two. Don’t wait too long. Enjoy slightly chilled with your favourite juicy steak, roast or casserole. Also great with tomato based Italian food or full-flavoured hard cheese.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 10.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.5 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Chardonnay

SPECIES

100% Chardonnay

HABITAT

Grapes were tracked from a variety of macro-climates ranging from warmer Southern slopes, basking in long hours of sunlight to cooler pockets of vines where African ocean breezes ensure ultimate expression of cultivar and land.

GESTATION

The grapes were fermented at 14 – 16°C in stainless steel tanks on lightly toasted French and American Oak for complexity and dimension. The young wine was racked and left on the fine lees for a further 2 months inviting further integration and intrigue before final filtration and bottling at our cellars in Wellington.

CHARACTER

Brilliant gold with broad tropical fruit top notes revealing a deliciously rich palate packed with forward ripe fruit flavours, layered with spicy vanilla and a fresh citrus finish.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

A wonderfully expressive wine to drink immediately or within 2 years of vintage. Serve well-chilled with fresh fish and seafood platters, roast chicken, creamy pastas and light summer salads.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.8 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Sauvignon Blanc

SPECIES

100% Sauvignon Blanc

HABITAT

Grapes are sourced from the diverse macro-climates of the Western Cape ranging from the long-lingering sunny days of our Southern slopes to the cooler areas with West Coast ocean breezes. Hand-harvested at 21°B during late January.

GESTATION

The grapes were vinified separately at 13°C in stainless steel tanks until dry, then left on the lees until final blending, filtration and bottling at our cellars in Wellington.

CHARACTER

A graceful perfumed nose with expressive soft and sunny tropical fruit aromas tinged with grass and herbs. A deliciously fresh and racy entry with a stampede of green pineapple, gooseberry and citrus flavours finishing with zesty vigour.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

Best enjoyed within the first year or two of vintage when the fruit is most fresh and vibrant. Serve chilled for effortless social enjoyment or delicious with any fish, al fresco summer salads or fresh sushi.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.5 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Pinotage

SPECIES

100% Pinotage

HABITAT

Grapes are sourced from the diverse macro-climates of the Western Cape ranging from the long-lingering sunny days of our Southern slopes to the cooler areas with West Coast ocean breezes. Hand-harvested at 24°B during March.

GESTATION

Fermented on the skins for 7 days at 24 – 28°C with three aerations per day. After pressing, the young wine is matured on French Oak for 3 months where malolactic fermentation is completed.

CHARACTER

Deep red with a tinge of purple to the rim oozing sweet cherry, dark chocolate and roast coffee bean appeal offset by well-integrated savoury oak spice facets and a rambunctious fruity finish.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

Best enjoyed within the first year or two of vintage when the fruit is most fresh and vibrant. Serve chilled for effortless social enjoyment or with fish and chips, roast chicken or macaroni & cheese.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 10.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.5 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Moscato
Tasting Notes
International

Moscato

SPECIES

100% Moscato

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

Sipping on this Tall Horse Moscato is like having a summer holiday in the beautiful countryside. Experience wonderful honeysuckle, floral and ripe tropical flavours with a hint of spice. The palate is medium sweet, smooth and absolutely delicious with your favourite spicy dishes. Stick your neck out and even serve it with a really hot curry.

CHARACTER

Luciously sweet, ripe and fresh with a lovely long lingering finish.

COLOUR

Bright yellow with a gold tint.

NOSE

Tropical, ripe fruity flavours with Muscaty notes.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 8.0 %
Residual Sugar 40.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 6.0 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Pinot Grigio
Tasting Notes
International

Pinot Grigio

SPECIES

100% Pinot Grigio

HABITAT

The grapes used to make this vivacious white wine come from the Breedekloof wine region, where the cold, wet winters and dry, warm summers provide the ideal breeding ground for this cultivar. Pinot Grigio is one of the season’s earliest ripening grapes, which means the crop is greeted with extra song and dance by our harvest and winemaking teams, raring to go after their year-end break.

GESTATION

In the cellar, the grapes are sorted, crushed and separated from the skins to ensure a brilliant clear colour. Cold fermentation follows at 14°C for 3 weeks. The dry fermented wine is then racked off the primary lees and stays on the fine lees for 5 months for voluptuous body and mouthfeel.

CHARACTER

Judging by the bright, vivid citrus and yellow fruit flavours on the nose and palate, you would never say this is a grey grape! The ripe stone fruit and honeyed notes are well balanced by a lively acidity, which whets the appetite for more.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

With its lively fresh fruit character, this wine is best enjoyed young and well-chilled. The exotic palette of flavours is a great conversation starter, so serve it as a herd-pleasing welcome drink along with fresh seafood and Mediterranean salads.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 12.0%
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 6.0 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Pinotage Rose
Tasting Notes
International

Pinotage Rose

SPECIES

100% Pinotage

HABITAT

The hunt for perfect Pinotage grapes ranges from warmer Southern slopes basking in long hours of sunshine to cooler pockets of vines swept by African ocean breezes. This ensures ultimate expression of varietal and land typical of Tall Horse. Hand-harvested in March at an optimal average ripeness of 24°B.

GESTATION

Grapes are hand-harvested and crushed, then left on the skins for 2 hours to capture a delicate sunset pink hue and generous crushed red berry flavours then drawn off the skins and fermented under cool cellar conditions until a mere dash of residual sugar remains.

CHARACTER

An attractive deep pink shimmering wine with rampant ripe red berry aromas and playful hints of spice on to a soft and juicy fruit palate and a lively fresh finish.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

A wine best enjoyed within a year or two of vintage when the fruit is fresh and vibrant.
Serve well-chilled all on its own or at picnics, parties, and in the company of good friends.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 9.5 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 6.0 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Sweet Red
Tasting Notes
International

SWEET RED

SPECIES

Blend of selected red varieties.

HABITAT

The grapes used to make this luscious red wine come from the Breedekloof wine region, where the typical Mediterranean climate creates the perfect conditions to grow red grapes to full-flavoured ripeness. That is, until they glisten like rubies in the sun and are ready to be harvested!

GESTATION

In the cellar, the grapes are sorted and crushed. The juice is left to ferment on skins for good colour extraction. After fermentation the wine is pressed and undergoes secondary malolactic fermentation. No oaking ensures low, silky tannins.

CHARACTER

Lower-alcohol and just the right amount of sweet, it’s bound to be love at first sip when tasting this deliciously drinkable red. It brims with enticing strawberry and cherry flavours, and notes of spicy dark chocolate that will sweep you off your feet.

FOR YOUR DRINKING PLEASURE

This elegantly sweet and unwooded wine is made for effortless, early drinking. Enjoy it simply on its own, with sticky basted ribs or chocolate desserts.

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 9.5%
Residual Sugar 65 g/l
pH 3.5
Total Acidity 5.8 g/l

ENVIRONMENTAL INTELLIGENCE

Tall Horse lightweight glass project saves 120kg of Carbon for every 1000 bottles. And we recycle.

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Tall Horse Wines
Wellington
South Africa

+27 21 864 5300
tallhorse@dgb.co.za

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