Amares, the winery, is situated on the the farm Hymettus. Surrounded on all sides by Rustenberg Wines, the farm was a 1920’s ceding of five hectares to a Mr Hugh Cooper who was an expert honey maker and named the farm after the mountain range near Athens where the honey produced is of legendary quality.
A total of eight barrels of hand-made wine, open fermented in stainless-steel bins, originating from select vineyards in the Banhoek and Rustenberg valleys. Turkish Delight, clove and juniper on the nose followed by fresh red stone fruits with strong white pepper and light spice to finish. The careful use of French oak creates gamey, smoked meat hints. A bold but elegant slow-food wine.