Wine Guide

Dorrance Rouge


Dorrance Wines is an urban winery located in Cape Town’s iconic Heritage Square building. Built in the 1780’s, this historic structure was recently revitalized, drawing in a new group of businesses. The story of the winery began when Christophe Durand moved to South Africa from his native home in Calvados, France in 1995. Establishing himself as a supplier of fine French barriques, it was in Cape Town that he met his future wife Sabrina. While selling barriques Christophe became more and more involved with winemaking. Captured by the unique character of South Africa’s wines, the couple eventually decided to start their own winery. The inaugural wine, the Cuvee Ameena Syrah, was released in 2000. Today Dorrance Wines produces a range of wines from a handful of areas within the Western Cape. The overriding philosophy is to handle the grapes as little as possible and to let the fruit express itself and its terroir.

The Dorrance Rouge is an alluring red wine with plenty of freshness. Medium garnet in colour, the nose offers sappy aromas of red currants, ripe strawberries, violets, and cardamom pods. Fine minerality and soft tannins are well suited to this wine’s medium weight build. Zesty acidity carries onto the earthy finish. Best enjoyed in its youth, this wine is a great match for crispy lentil samosas.

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5 – 7 days within Alberta.

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