It was in 2017—six years after we’d first conceived of Pangaea that we stood in a cellar in South Africa with all the barrels before us:
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, Merlot from Bordeaux, Petit Verdot from Spain, Cabernet Franc from South Africa, And Malbec from Argentina. Michel remarked how, in all his itinerant years, he had never tasted grapes from all over the world together, and never thought he would.
It was not just an incredible experience, but a journey – with one sip we’d be standing on the cool clay of Bordeaux’s Right Bank, with another we’d be at the foot of the Andes.
Steered by Michel’s great skill and propelled by lively debate, we forged a blend, the continents inching closer with every bit of progress we made.
On our mission to visit the greatest grapegrowing sites in the world,
we ventured from low-lying estuaries to high arid landscapes.
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, USA
Merlot from Right Bank Bordeaux, France
Petit Verdot from Dehesa del Carrizal “Vino de Pago”, Spain
Cabernet Franc from Helderberg, South Africa
Malbec from Valle de Uco, Argentina.
Deep shiny Garnet with touches of royal red and fuchsia on the rim.
Beautiful nose of spices like thyme, pepper with touches of minerality like slate
balanced with roses, vanilla bean and macerated Cherries.
Soft entrance evolving on a dense mid palate with granular but fine tannins
lingering on fresh cut red fruit like strawberries with touches of black cherries and plums.