Frater Family Wines is the epitome of family wine farming, and each grape and wine is harvested and made in the honour of a member of the Frater family.
Wine maker John-Robert Frater is the 5th generation winemaker on De Zoete Inval Estate and still resides on the estate with his wife and three children.
Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache
Shiraz leads the way with layers of fruit and spiciness. Mourvedre brings a pervasive savouriness. Grenache rounds off the union with red berry fruit and refreshing acidity. Kaleidoscope of sensuality melded into firm yet friendly build. Versatile food pairing wine that works particularly well with dishes featuring Mediterranean spices including red pepper, sage, rosemary and olive oil.
A stately expression of this proudly South African variety, unfolds layers of spiced up blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate with cedarwood undertones. Soft, gentle tannins with lingering dark plum flavours seasoned and framed by oak.
Chablis style. For everyday drinking and light meals. Bright straw with green hues and an intense aroma of herbs and tropical fruit. Elegance and depth, complexity and texture with a distinctive minerality.
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“Full throttle” classic barrel fermented Chenin. Straw coloured with a green tint. Elegant aromas of tropical fruit with an oak undertone. Fully proportional,vivacious acidity and mouth filling. Rich and buttery with a persistent,elegant finish. Pairs well with seafood dishes, fragrant chicken curry and rich cheeses.
Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec
Fruity, earthy, medium bodied: Cabernet Sauvignon guides the blend with its dusty nuances and nutty flavours. Petit Verdot brings a firm palate bursting with juicy cherry/red berry fruits. Malbec concludes with its colour intensity and juiced up choc-mint succulence.
A limited release, classic style wine with white pepper and savory nuances. Ripe, dark berry fruit with juicy core set against a voluptuous texture and sleek tannins. Refined and fine!