Lodestone Wine & Olives

Our Wines

The Lodestone range of wines

 

 

 

 

Lodestone, because of its terroir and geographic location, is naturally suited to the production of wines which favour a cool climate environment. Accordingly, the main plantings on the estate are of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir. We have also introduced semillon to add variety and depth to our sauvignon blanc wines.

Our pinot noir plantings have been expanded to include two Rhone- style clones suitable for still wine, rather than bubbly, production.

Our product range  comprises sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and a dry rosé. We  supplemented this range by introducing an externally sourced red blend, which we  called The Jimdog ( named for our beloved Border terrier, Jimmy), which is a blend of  shiraz, malbec and cabernet sauvignon. We have done this as an interim measure whilst we wait for our still pinot noir to come on stream in 2017.

We have just launched an initial release our first bubbly, a brut rosé, which we have called Stonechat, named for the small bird which presides over the vineyards in which the grapes for our MCC are grown. We are most excited about this bubbly – it is showing real promise. We intend to hold back half our production and to keep it on the lees for a further 12 months. Our intention is ultimately to leave all our MCC’s on the lees for a minimum 24 months before release.

Our other new release is a white Bordeaux blend made from sauvignon blanc and a barrel-fermented semillon. It displays a rounder character to the sauvignon blancs of the region and will appeal to those seeking a softer mouthfeel.

 

Stonechat Brut Rosé MCC 2015

Salmon pink in colour this Pinot Noir/Chardonnay cuvee displays a crisp acidity with a strawberry pomegranate nose delivered on a cloud of bubbles.

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend 2016

This wine combines the vibrant acidity and grassy aromas of Sauvignon Blanc with the structure and mouthfeel of a barrel- fermented Semillon, combining to provide freshness on the palate, strong fruit flavours and an elegant finish.

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Chardonnay 2014 & 2015

The distinctively flavoured Lodestone Chardonnay, grown in the cool climes of Plettenberg Bay, has a melon nose with a hint of wood spice, giving the wine a richness on the palate with a fresh, clean citrus finish.

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Lodestone Sauvignon Blanc is a distinctive fresh, vibrant wine with a lemon citrus nose and tropical fruit overtones. It has a lingering crisp finish.

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Strandloper Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The Strandloper sauvignon blanc has a lovely fynbos- infused grassy nose with a soft fruity mouthfeel and a lingering flinty finish.

The Jimdog Red Blend 2014

A blend of  shiraz, malbec and cabernet sauvignon, The Jimdog displays aromas of cassis and white pepper with a spicy mouthfeel and a generous pleasing finish

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Stoepsit Rosé 2015

A blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, this is a dry flavoursome rosé perfectly suited to lunchtime drinking on a hot summer’s day.

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