Classical blends with a difference: The Solms-Delta range consists mainly of Rhône varietals. Three of the wines in this range have components made by the ancient method of ‘desiccation’ on the vine. Solms-Delta Koloni and Africana are made entirely from desiccated grapes. These are uniquely intense, concentrated wines. The Solms-Astor range, which consists mainly of unusual Cape blends, explores other boundaries.
Solms-Delta Hiervandaan – Red Blend. Shiraz, Carignan, Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre and the skins of Viognier. A classic Rhône-style blend with a desiccated component. Intense and aromatic.
Solms-Delta Amalie – White Blend. Viognier, Rousanne and Grenache blanc. An oak-matured dry white Rhône-style blend with a desiccated component. Intense fruit, layers of complexity and lingering finish.
Solms-Delta Lekkerwijn – Rosé blend. Mourvèdre, Grenache Noir and Viognier. An oak-matured dry rosè.
First released in 2006, two wines both made entirely from desiccated grapes were launched under the Solms-Hegewisch label. These wines are also now marketed under the Solms-Delta label.
Solms-Delta Africana – Desiccated Red. 100% Shiraz desiccated on the vine. Dark red with a floral nose, noble bitterness and intense tannins.
Solms-Delta Koloni – Desiccated White. Vino di meditazione, after-dinner wine or apertif. A blend of vine dried Muscat d’Alexandrie and Muscat de Frontignan with a surprisingly dry finish.
The latest addition under the Solms-Delta label (launched Thursday 8 July 2010) is:
Solms-Delta Gemoedsrus – Desiccated, fortified Shiraz. An entirely new concept in port-style wine: Shiraz desiccated on the vine, then fortified with Shiraz grappa.
We welcome you to enjoy a tasting of Solms-Delta wines at the estate, and become informed about our wines and winemaking techniques by taking our Vineyards, Cellar and Wine Farm Tour, or buy our wines available from various stockists and restaurants globally.