Karusa

Karusa Wine selection

Winemaking in itself is purely a process of guidance ~ an artistic craft to turn the fruit of the earth into liquid art. Our wines reflect purity, brought on by our minimal interventionist methods, resulting in characterful wines with a sense of origin displaying and reflecting the diversity of the Klein Karoo.

At Karusa we believe that what we do in the vineyard is directly reflected in our wines.

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Karusa Wines

The Karusa Lifestyle Collection

Highly aromatic fruity & light wines perfect for summer lunch.

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon

(60%/40%) ~ 2018 Vintage

An absolute over-delivery of quality at this price point. A dark and rich wine – coffee & chocolate and smooth as silk… Bright and intense crimson red colour. Loaded with ripe red berry fruit; mulberry, raspberry and red cherry. Soft integration of roasted coffee and light chocolate flavours balanced with a hint of black spice. A soft smooth but well structured palate.

Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc/Viognier

(50%/30%/20%) ~ 2019 Vintage

The perfect companion to lazy sunny afternoons spend with friends and family and a tapas styled luncheon… Fresh green limey hue, abundance of ripe tropical fruit – white pear and green apple-litchi and green fig. Crisp, fresh accessible and easy drinkable with fruity length and balanced sugar: acid ratio.

Cherry Berry Rosé (off dry)

2020 Vintage

Methode Blanc de Noir, made from Pinotage ~ a drier more refreshing and aromatic approachable style-think red berry! A modern vibrant style with an intense lively rose colour. Expressive raspberry and frambois flavours with a touch of rose petal and musk. The palate livens up with a fresh and crisp fruit driven taste and finely balanced sugar, acid ratio.

Litchi Bomb Muscat Blanc (semi-sweet)

2020 Vintage

An aromatic litchi bomb! Crisp refreshing notes of fresh apple and white pear-fruit filled palate well balanced sweetness.

The Warm Climate Unwooded

(Grenache 50% / Shiraz 30% / Mourvedre 20%) 2019 Vintage

Refreshing unwooded mediterranean red ~ enjoy chilled. Grenache for upfront red berry fruit and white spice, shiraz for backbone and structure, mourvedre for savoury complexity.

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Terroir Specific Collection

Complex & individualistic wines,
wines with a sense of place.

Southern Slope Sauvignon Blanc

2020 Vintage

A clean cut wine with a limey minerality. Erupting green fig and cut grass notes topped with tropical fruit flavour integration. A soft palate with a flinty crisp and fresh white fruit palate. This single vineyard is planted on a direct South facing 11 degree slope at 550m altitude on Karusa, hence the name “Southern Slope”.

Weeping Willow Chenin Blanc

2019 Vintage

Very lightly wooded tropical styled Chenin Blanc. A slight golden tinge and green hue- initial hints of guava and white flower- delicate white apple and pear with only an subtle hint of integrated oak.The wine opens up to tropical mango and pineapple flavours- a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel layered with fruit complexity.

Moerdor Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Vintage Barrel Fermented

Moerdor- refering to the extreme drought of the Klein Karoo region during the past few years. This Cabernet Sauvignon was uprooted just after the picking of the 2016 vintage- only 750 bottles made-sold exclusively from the winery. This is a super ripe red/black coloured Cabernet Sauvignon- aged in old french oak 500 liter barrels for 18 months. Cassis, blackberries, prune and dense black cherry backed by bold tannin structure and a fat mid pallate. Will age for 8-12 years.

Aloe Ridge Chardonnay

2019 Vintage Unwooded

Elegant and crisp-notes of fresh lime and citrus with fresh white fruit and light leesy flavours. Subtle mouthfeel and balanced acidity.
The abundance of Aloe Ferox with its bright orange plumes on the north sloping ridge on Karusa guards over this single vineyard Chardonnay, henc the name “Aloe Ridge”.

One Tree Hill Pinotage

2018 Vintage

A dark bright colour intensity, typical flavours of sweet ripe raspberry and black cherry; the supporting oak displays dark chocolate and black spice flavours following onto the palate with a full bodied juicy and balanced structure and long finish. As testimony to our sustainable approach we left an old wild olive (Olienhout) tree in the middle of our Pinotage vineyard, hence the name “One Tree Hill”.

Terre Noire Syrah

2018 Vintage

Red black colour intensity with strong smokey, leather, black pepper and dark roast flavours and an abundance of ripe black fruit-notes of earthy compost. Medium full weight, well structured middle palate and full round tannins with a fresh balance. Meaning “black earth”, a reflection on both the great Swartberg mountains and the black highly organic soil in which this Syrah vineyard is planted, hence the name “Terre Noire”.

Plateau Merlot

2016 Vintage

Brooding, intense Merlot. Initial dark roast flavours, but typical ripe cherry and cassis with a touch of mintiness ~ vibrant long fresh aftertaste and structured mid-palate. Enjoy now or age for 3-5 years.

Double Black Petit Sirah

(aka Duriff) 2016 Vintage

Not for the faint hearted. This is “elegance with an edge” – pitch black colour intensity with falvours of prune, blackcurrant – molasses and tar- feint flavours of blackspice and savoury. Huge tannin structure that screams for steaks and red meat dishes.

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Reserve Collection

Flagship wines for the discerning wine enthusiast.

5th Element Syrah Viognier

2015 Vintage

Pitch black intensity, a complex dimensional wine displaying black pepper, cloves, leather , toast and ripe black cherry with smokey tarry secondary flavours turning to earthy musky flavours with time. A full bodied intense concentrated wine with subtle mouth filling ripe tannins and great length on the palate. A combination of the 4 natural earth elements and human passion to create the 5th element in liquid form, hence the name “5th Element”.

Earth's Art Chardonnay Viognier

2015 Vintage

A yellow green hue with dried yellow peach and apricot flavours and integrated buttery/leesy flavours lifted by a floral honeyblossom note ~ well integrated toast oak flavour and a full but soft and well balanced palate-concentrated and rich length. 80% Chardonnay and 20% Viognier

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The Karoo Route 62 White & Red Blend

A blend of noble varieties made from Karusa Estate grown cultivars.

Karoo Route 62 Blanc

A blend of our noble white varieties grown on Karusa Estate-cultivars vary depending on the vintage-but the aromatic,crisp fresh fruit driven consistency stays the same!

Karoo Route 62 Rouge

A blend of our noble red varieties grown on Karusa Estate-cultivars vary depending on the vintage-but the fresh red berry & cherry with faint spicy notes and light easy drinkability stays the same

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Karoo Classique Collection

Methode Champenoise, taste Karoo sunshine in a bubble.

Karoo Classique House Brut

Non Vintage Chardonnay

Refreshing white fruit and yellow apple flavours with light leesy secondary flavours and a whiff of frambois, not overly complex. To be enjoyed anywhere and everywhere.

Karoo Classique Pinot Noir

Rose Brut

A vibrant copper salmon colour-reflecting the fresh red berry fruit of strawberries, frambois and light leesy flavours. Aromatic complexities of fruit and lees and a fresh “mousse” and full middle palate makes this wine everlasting on the aftertaste.

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Karusa Liqueur Collection

The perfect dessert wines to round off a wonderful evening with friends.

Soleil de Karusa

Red Muscadel

Made from 100% Muscat de Frontignan (Red Muscadel) grown on the sun drenched northern slopes on Karusa. A deep rich red copper colour, flavours of Turkish delight, raisins, rose petal and red berries ~ sweet and seductive. Enjoy over crushed ice with a slice of lemon. Matured in old French oak barrels.

Soleil de Karusa Cape Vintage Port

2016 Vintage

Made from 100% Touriga Nacional in the traditional Portugese method. Rich, intense black and structured, ripe cherry tobacco with prunes, dark chocolate and coffee. Firm tannin structure and balanced sweetness.

Soleil de Karusa

White Jerepiko

Oloroso Cherry

3 Year barrel matured

Made from 100% Touriga Nacional in the traditional Portugese method. Rich, intense black and structured, ripe cherry tobacco with prunes, dark chocolate and coffee. Firm tannin structure and balanced sweetness.

Karusa Nexto 0% Blanc

No Alcohol

This premium de-alcoholised white wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, loaded with tropical fruit flavours and a crisp refreshing “off-dry” style taste. Perfect summer quencher..without the guilt(!)

Karusa Nexto 0% Rouge

No Alcohol

This premium de-alcoholised wine is made from 100% Pinotage, deep ruby red colour intensity brimming with black cherry and ripe blackcurrant falvours. Medium structured. <0.5% alc but 100% filled with great flavour(!)

 

Wine tasting at Karusa

Our tasting facility is an intimate and rustically styled room dating from the late 1800's that leads out to our winegarden - this gives our tasting facility a warm and inviting feel.

We have a personal and interactive approach that makes our customers come back for more. We use quality stemware, correct refrigeration and lighting and ample information to help you make your choice when buying our unique wines as easy as possible.

View opening/tasting times on our contact page. Wine Tasting fee: R50 per person for 5 wines.