Six of KWV’s Classic wines have recently been listed on

Peter Morrell tastes three of the wines that are now available

Founded more than a century ago KWV produces high quality South African wines that take full advantage of the favourable climate and soil of the country. KWV has always been at the forefront of innovation and was heavily involved in the creation of the Pinotage grape. This innovation is ongoing and is strongly evident in these wines.

Here are the notes on the three wines I tasted which are available from

KWV Classic Chenin Blanc 2018
£8.99, Ocado

Tasting Notes
If ever there was a rising star in the aromatic wine sector it’s got to be Chenin Blanc. This wine is a great example of why this grape variety is gaining in popularity. The bouquet is a celebration of pineapple, guava, ripe pear and melon. On the palate, the tastes are alive, with tropical fruits to the fore. Well-balanced acidity sharpens the appetite and makes this wine very fresh. The finish is bright and fruity.

Drink this lovely Chenin Blanc with seafood, quiche and summer salads.

KWV Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
£8.99, Ocado

Tasting Notes
This powerful Cabernet Sauvignon has an abundance of cherry and plum aromas in the bouquet. As it moves onto the palate there are distinct cedar and vanilla notes with a sprinkling of herbs. The well-balanced tannins make the wine soft and smooth with just the right amount of acidity. The finish is long and persistent.

Pair this elegant wine with red meat, game and rich autumn casseroles.

KWV Classic Pinotage 2018
£8.99, Ocado

Tasting Notes
Cherries, plums, and dried fruit dominate the nose of this powerful wine. There are hints of chocolate and pomegranate on the palate with hints of tobacco and blackberry. The finish is strong with a lasting fruity character.

Match this wine with steak, burgers and slow-roasted lamb shoulder.

Here are the other three KWV’s Classic wines that have recently been listed on

KWV Classic Chardonnay 2018
£8.99, Ocado

This is an elegantly styled Chardonnay showing orange blossom, pineapple and lime on the nose with undertones of minerality. The palate is chalky with hints of citrus followed by a creamy lingering finish.

KWV Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2018
£8.99, Ocado

This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc shows aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit, and guava. The easy-drinking palate is soft, fleshy and juicy. with hints of green apple and a chalky minerality. The wine is balanced and has a seamless finish,

KWV Classic Shiraz 2018
£8.99, Ocado

This vibrant Shiraz shows prominent fruit, sweetness with aromas of blackcurrant, plums, raspberry and dried herbs. Undertones of cinnamon and cloves are accompanied by a juicy and dimensional mid-palate with a well-integrated tannin structure and a long enduring finish.