Project Description

LEATHERWOOD

The De Wet family have been making wine and breeding champion racehorses since 1867 in the Robertson Valley, South Africa.

It is through his passion for horses that Nic de Wet, 5th Generation co-owner of the Prospect Farm and Winery, met a beautiful young American lady who was a horse rider on the USA International Team. Subsequent visits to the USA led to a story book wedding and an exciting new venture of Wine and Horses across two continents.

She too was from a renowned equestrian family, steeped in history and tradition. Her horse farm is non-other than the famous Leatherwood Stud based in Virginia.

Nic wasted no time to turn this great name into a wine label, showcasing and honouring the great stallion, Leatherwood King, on the front. This stallion was himself a World Champion in 1941 and his name can be traced back a few generations on most American pedigrees.

LEATHERWOOD
CHARDONNAY
The nose shows hints of peach, lemons and orange blossom,
backed up by a touch of oak.
The palate is fresh and creamy with great length from the acidity.
Three months of lees contact gives greater fullness to the wine.
LEATHERWOOD
SAUVIGNON BLANC
Sauvignon Blanc vines thrive in our deep alluvial soils,
typically leading to a lingering mineral aftertaste.
On the nose you will find passion fruit and ripe fig aromas.
The palate is intense and the refreshing acidity provides
structure and balance.
LEATHERWOOD
VIOGNIER
Tangerine, mango, golden pineapple and cantaloupe
compliment a honey noted but dry supple palate with a
medium-body and ripe balanced finish.
Has just enough acidity to balance the cornucopia of fruit.
LEATHERWOOD
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This elegantly oaked wine delivers a rich, smooth palate
offering delicious blackberries and ripe plums.
Silky, ripe tannins are evidence of grapes harvested at optimum
ripeness and vinified with care.
LEATHERWOOD
SHIRAZ
Bright, dark garnet violet colour.
Smoky, complex aromas and flavours of smoky blackberries,
mocha, pomegranate and toasty oak with a tannic, crisp, dry
full body and an intricate, medium-long finish with fine tannins.
LEATHERWOOD
THE RED BLEND
Produced from our cool-climate, high-elevation slopes containing
a mixture of gravelly and limestone soils.
Hand harvested and fermented on the skins.
The resulting wine is fruit-forward, succulent and delicious.
The Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc adds texture and savoury
notes of dried herbs and smoked meat.