KWV The Mentors
A wine range that honours the diversity of South African terroir, to reveal the most unique styles of its six carefully chosen cultivars, mentored by the particular vintage and shaped by our tried and tested seven-step-selection process. These wines are hand-crafted from grapes that are mentored through specific site selection, that enjoy the best treatment in the vineyards, as well as extra special cellar care to deliver wines without equal.
Truly reflecting the best South Africa has to offer.
KWV The Mentors Late Harvest 2013
KWV The Mentors Late Harvest| Case size: 12 x 375
This wine has a medium straw colour with elegant apricot and fresh pear aromas. The lovely sweetness of the wine is balanced with a soft acid and a lingering finish that shows hints of rum and raisin on the palate.
KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2013
KWV The Mentors Shiraz| Case size: 6 x 750
Generous aromas of bright core of red fruit perfume and floral nuance. The palate offers sweet red and black fruit, pepper, liquorice and lively acidity and juicy texture. Already accessible now, but will improve and gain complexity over the next half-decade.
KWV The Mentors Canvas 2013
KWV The Mentors Canvas| Case size: 6 x 750
This multi-dimensional wine shows layered fruit flavours of dark cherries, plums and mulberries. On the palate, flavours of cassis and pencil shavings combine with sweet, chewy tannins to deliver a concentrated and full-bodied wine.
KWV The Mentors Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
KWV The Mentors Cabernet Sauvignon| Case size: 6 x 750
This concentrated and layered wine has aromas of ripe dark fruit, blackcurrant and dark cherry, with nuances of black olive.Fruit sweetness is accompanied by bold structure and fleshy tannins, and adds to a well-integrated palate that delivers a lasting finish.
KWV The Mentors Verdelho 2013
KWV The Mentors Verdelho| Case size: 6 x 750
Rounded and full wine with savoury tones. Hallmark firm acidity holds developed nutty flavours together and offers balance to variety's oily character. Unique and interesting, the wine will benefit from decanting, as aeration reveals stone fruit and marzipan along with the savoury, soy-like elements. Pair with strong flavoured umami dishes like duck confit and soy based stir fries.
KWV The Mentors Semillon 2014
KWV The Mentors Semillon| Case size: 6 x 750
This wine is fresh and clean, and displays the scent of cut grass, green figs and granny smith apples on the nose with hints of green lime and minerality. The palate is focused and textured with nuances of quince, a touch of well integrated oak and a zippy acidity that rolls into a lingering finish.
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2014
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon| Case size: 6 x 750
This white blend shows aromas of melon, grapefruit and lime with nuances of gunflint and green fig. The palate is multi-layered and well balanced by integrated oaking, displaying notes of green apple, minerality and roasted nuts. The vibrant, zesty acidity contributes to an enduring finish.
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2014
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc (DARLING)| Case size: 6 x 750
The wine’s bouquet displays upfront limes, gooseberry and sweet melon with hints of watermelon. The creamy and concentrated palate is notable for its intense fruit flavours. A vibrant and refreshing acidity in the wine ensures a lively finish.
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2013
KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc (STELLENBOSCH)| Case size: 6 x 750
There’s the scent of cut grass, grapefruit and asparagus to this restrained Sauvignon blanc. The palate is full, textured and layered with hints of gunflint. The wine has a well-integrated, fresh and zesty acidity that ensures a lingering finish.
KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2014
KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc| Case size: 6 x 750
Fresh, green fruit and layered profile showing some straw and dried herbs too. The wine opens up to reveal ripe citrus and pineapple. Oak is delicate and balanced with firm acidity which will allow this wine to age well for at least another five years.
KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc 2014
KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc| Case size: 6 x 750
Savoury and mineral notes support a vibrant palate showing crisp fruit. Quite pithy and textured, with dry, saline finish. Tightly coiled and reserved. Good acid, oak and sugar integration. This wine will increase in drinkability, and will age well for another 6 years.
KWV The Mentors Chardonnay 2013
KWV The Mentors Chardonnay 6x750ml 2013
Case size: 6 x 750
Heady and accentuated perfumed nose. A fresh, bright and generous wine that is also wonderfully poised and ethereal. This wine is ready to drink now or over next three years. Enjoy with salty seafood tapas and antipasto.