Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Idiom is a premium South African wine producer, situated on the foothills of impressive granite mountains over looking False Bay. It is a complete family affair with everything down to the design of the labels being created by members of the family.
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Idiom's vineyards are located on the foothills of impressive granite mountains over looking False Bay. The vineyards are at 200-350m above sea level and the soils are composed of decomposed granite, which is relatively shallow in places and very stony, on top of a clay base.
Establishing the vines
Alberto was the man who set up the vineyard and he started out with just a large plot of mountain side covered with scrub and wild cape flowers. He completely over hauled the land, using advice from soil scientists and viticulture experts, to plant the right vines in the right micro areas of the new vineyards.
For the first three years the vines were not irrigated so that they would be forced to develop deep and complex root systems, taking full advantage of the mineral rich soils. He also planted a variety of vines so that he could make classic blends inspired by the Cape and by Bordeaux.
Award winning wines
Roberto, Alberto’s son is now the head winemaker and works with some of the world's best oeologues.
These are icon wines that are now challenging for the top spots in every South African Show with major success over the last 3 years.