CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
SOUTHERN TIP OF AFRICA
Transport your imagination to vineyards framed by old mountains, a stone's throw from the sea near the Cape of Good Hope. This region, one of the most biologically diverse; is recognised by UNESCO as the Cape floral Kingdom. This is where Born of Fire is made in keeping with organic principles.
"Born of Fire is a tribute to the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Nature is an endless source of inspiration"
The Cape Floral Kingdom is the home to thousands of plant species unique to South Africa, the vegetation is composed of fynbos (Cape “fine Bush”). Fire is necessary for many fynbos plants, such as proteas, to release and activate seeds. Born of Fire, new flowers grow, ensuring propagation and survival.
W.O. CAPE COAST
A fabulous white wine, showing mango, papaya and dried-lemon character with stony and floral notes. Deep and complex palate with wonderful tension between the tropical fruit, the spicy oak and a peppery quality. The long finish is both bright and creamy.
W.O. CAPE COAST
Very complex, rich, red to dark fruit and plenty of very fine, exotic, sweet-scented spice, as well as a red floral edge and a thread of dried herbs and fresh earth. The palate has a powerful, layered, long and symphonic feel and is packed with rich red-plum and black-cherry flavor. Dark chocolate, black cherry, dark plum and more
Born of Fire organic wines are made in accordance with principles of organic farming, which excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. The goal is to produce quality wines and valuing the expression of the terroir, promoting positive interactions between soil, climate and plants.
CLIMATE: Mediterranean. “Born of fire” vineyard is located less than 40 km from the ocean and experience beneficial coastal conditions, especially cool sea breezes.
SOIL: Composed of clay and shale. Brownish, strongly structured, on partly decomposed parent rock, with good nutrient reserves and waterretention properties.
HOPES & DREAMS
"Nature is an endless source of inspiration"
French winemakers, Sophie and Julien Schaal share their time between their winery in Alsace (France) and the Cape wineland (South Africa).
Since 2005, Julien has been making wine in Elgin under his eponimous brand. In 2013 Sophie joined him in the adventure; a graduate of the winemaking school in Burgundy she has embraced the project wholeheartedly.
It’s not how fast time moves, it’s the distance.
It’s not the answer, it’s the question.
It’s not the sorrow, it’s the lesson.
It’s not how we die, it’s this life we are living.