definitum wines

a wine defined

It’s about passion, originality and a love of wine. That’s what it’s about.
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definitum wines

Distinctly different

Distinctively different to the norm, but always of the highest quality.
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definitum wines

seductive blends

For the wine lover that loves to explore.
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Definitum Wines was established in 2009, when the Carignan 2009, which was made from 27 year old vineyards, was launched. Each bottle of this exceptional year was labelled by hand; a process that is time consuming and labour intensive - but a path they chose, as to remember themselves that they started with humble beginnings – and a process which they did themselves.

Definitum’s Petit Verdot 2010 was launched in early 2012 and was indeed something special! This was such a huge success that the Definitum Petit Verdot 2011 was launched during mid-2013.  This proved to be a huge success as well and Definitum has since then managed to attract a faithful following of wine lovers across the country.

The Definitum Cape Blend 2013, a blend of 5 different cultivars called “Benevolence” was launched in 2014. Only 2600 bottles of this exceptional blend was bottled.

In 2015, Definitum launched a Benevolence 2015 and a Bordeaux Style wine (Arbalest 2014).  The Benevolence 2015 contained a blend of Pinotage (34%), Malbec (22%), Shiraz (22%) and Merlot (12%).  The different cultivars in the Benevolence were individually aged for 5 months in American and French oak.  It had ripe, sweet aromas of raspberry and complex undertones of plum in elegant balance and supple, rounded tannins.  

The Arbalest 2014 was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Merlot (31%) and Petit Verdot (23%). These cultivars were carefully selected to create a wine with intense spicy aromas, which was full and creamy on the palate and which had an elegant structure and balance.  The cultivars used in the Arbalest 2014 were individually aged for 14 months in primarily French oak barrels.  Both wines were sold out in no time, which necessitated the launching of the Arbalest 2016 and Benevolence 2016 sooner than anticipated.

Together with the Definitum Petit Verdot Reserve 2015, these three wines are currently available to be enjoyed.

Born when 3 friends came together to share their passion and love for wine, Definitum is a true gem.

Definitum Wines
Arbalest 2016
Strawberry jam and dark cherries dominate the nose, while there is a soft note of pipe tobacco undertones on the palate. Grippy tannins give the wine good ageing potential.
COMPOSITION:
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Merlot 20%
Malbec 15%
Petit Verdot 10%
Cab Franc 5%

Price - R120

Definitum Wines
Benevolence 2016
Nose has a beautiful soft note of warm toffee apples and sweet red fruit. The palate is dominated by plums and dark cherries, which is beautifully balanced by a soft tannin structure.
COMPOSITION:
Pinotage 36%
Malbe 24%
Shiraz 24%
Merlot 12%
Petit Verdot 4%

Price - R120

Definitum Wines
Petit Verdot Reserve 2015
This wine has deep Christmas fruit cake undertones with an underlying note of crème brulee on the palate. The nose is quite shy and needs some time to open up. There is a hint of raspberry and cassis once it has been opened.
COMPOSITION:
Petit Verdot 90%
Shiraz 10%

Price - R180

What the john platter wine guide 2018 says about definitum wines' wines

Definitum Wines Arbalest 2016

3.5 Stars - 84 points
CATEGORY: Red Blends, Cape Bordeaux
Cab-led 5-way Bordeaux blend, 2016's succulent red fruit underpinned by fine, gripping tannins; long & luscious.

Definitum Wines Petit Verdot Reserve 2015

4 Stars - 87 points
CATEGORY: Petit Verdot
Much more serious than last-tasted 2011, 2015 is juicy, with ripe black fruit, pleasant dryness & subtle oak. Good example of the grape, would do well at dinner table.

Definitum Wines Benevolence 2016

3 Stars - 81 points
CATEGORY: Red Blends, with Pinotage
Inky & dark, generous black berry fruit & well-managed tannins. Cape Blend 2016 from Pinotage, Malbec, Shiraz & 2 others, improves on previous.