• The Journal represents the ultimate expression of Diemersdal terroir, the farm where six generations of the Louw family have been cultivating grapes for the making of fine wines. The Journal implies the continuous, the living and the evolving. It ensures the events of time are captured and recorded as momenta - reminders of generations past and a reference for generations to come. The supreme quality of this range and the craftsmanship with which The Journal wines are made, these are the result of Diemersdal's tradition and its previous generations of wine farmers.
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  • A life-long obsession with the Sauvignon Blanc grape led to Thys Louw of Diemersdal finding a vineyard in New Zealand through which to express his commitment to this variety. Offering a taste of this extraordinary wine country under the Diemersdal label. The Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was made in conjunction with Ben Glover Family Vineyards.
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  • Deep dark chocolate and enticing cedar aromas appear first on the nose, followed by wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust yet sweet tannins and a broad range of flavours ranging from black cherry and red fruits carried along by the richness of its oak and vanilla notes. It is long and smooth now, with an intriguing character that will continue to develop with years to come.
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  • Full bodied with dark berry and plum flavours and well balanced with complex aromas from French Oak barrels. A wine with a long lingering finish.
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  • This wine shows a complex nose of red fruits, vanilla, exotic spices, and rich dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full flavoured and smoothly textured with oriental spice, chocolate and roasted banana flavours. Our Pinotage is ready to drink, but will also benefit from another 5 years’ cellaring.
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  • The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there is vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, under-pinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.
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  • The nose seduces with beautiful ripe blackberry and dried fruit aromas along with spicy undertones. This wine is well structured with elegance and mouth filling fruit flavours. Hints of cedar wood, mint and spice flavours follow through on the palate. This is a rich wine that is ready to be enjoyed now, but will last for years to come.
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  • The Matys Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot is a popular, modern-style and easy drinking wine that shows aromas of red ripe berries and hints of dark chocolate. It has a medium-bodied feel on the palate with subtle tannins. Spicy undertones complete this well balanced , well defined, fun and fruity wine. This wine will partner any occasion.
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  • This wine represents the meeting of the parent and the sibling, namely Sauvignon Blanc, which is one of the two varieties from which Cabernet Sauvignon was created. A combination of 93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% fresh Cabernet Sauvignon, this unique rosé wine combines firm berry-fruit with a brisk freshness.

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  • The Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with notes of gooseberry, passion fruit, fresh citrus, and lime. The palate is vibrant, clean and crisp, with a lingering sparkle and refreshing mouth feel.
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  • This fashionable wine balances concentrated spicy aromas with fresh fruit flavours. The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas. Nuance of limes on the palate combine to offer you a delicious, flavourful wine with a creamy taste and lingering aftertaste.
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  • A lemon-lime colour, inviting aromas of kiwi, stone fruit and lime with sweet melon, ripe pear and white pepper note. A medium bodied wine, with a concentrated palate and a long lingering and mineral finish.
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