1659 Classic Red Wine


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Unleash the spirit of the wild with 1659 Classic Red, a bold and captivating wine that celebrates the origins of South African viticulture. Inspired by the year 1659, when the first vineyards were planted in the Cape, this red blend embodies the essence of tradition, adventure, and a touch of contemporary elegance.

Tasting Notes:

1659 Classic Red roars with vibrant aromas of blackcurrants, ripe plums, and a hint of tobacco. Each sip reveals a complex tapestry of dark cherries, spicy cloves, and a whisper of vanilla, woven together with velvety tannins. The finish is smooth and enduring, leaving you with a sense of adventure and refinement.

Pairing Suggestions:

This versatile red pairs wonderfully with:

  • Juicy, grilled ribeye steaks with a peppercorn sauce
  • Rich lamb shanks slow-cooked to perfection
  • Savory beef stew that warms the heart
  • Aged cheeses like cheddar and gouda
  • Decadent dark chocolate desserts

Serving Recommendations:

Serve Leopard's Leap 1659 Classic Red at 16-18°C (60-65°F) to fully appreciate its depth and character. Ideal for intimate dinners, festive gatherings, or quiet evenings by the fire, this wine is the perfect companion for any occasion.

Winemaker’s Note:

Leopard's Leap 1659 Classic Red is crafted with passion and precision, blending traditional winemaking techniques with modern flair. Our winemakers have meticulously selected the finest grapes to ensure a wine that honors South Africa’s rich heritage and vibrant future.

Fun Fact:

The name Leopard's Leap pays homage to the majestic leopards of the Cape mountains, symbolizing the wine's untamed spirit and grace. The year 1659 marks the first recorded vintage in South Africa, making this wine a true celebration of the country's winemaking journey.

Raise a glass of Leopard's Leap 1659 Classic Red and embark on a flavorful adventure through South Africa's rich winemaking history. Cheers to the wild, the refined, and the unforgettable.