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Idiom Wines attends Prowein 2023

by | Mar 13, 2023 | News

Taste The Idiom Cape Blend at Prowein

Visit IDIOM at Prowein 2023 | Hall 14 – Stand F79 | 19 – 21 March

Taste the new 2018 vintage of Idiom Cape Blend: a world-class, award-winning Pinotage-based blend that is considered one of the Top 5 in the Cape.

A hero of the Cape blend category, our Idiom Cape Blend is one of the wines that collectors covet, and over the years it has established a strong pedigree as an iconic Pinotage-based blend of South Africa. This wine is a velvety, opulent expression of a proudly South African variety. It is a powerful fusion of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Shiraz. With intriguing aromas of dark berries, liquorice and cloves, this wine is sure to seduce your senses.

In order to be called a Cape Blend, the main variety of the wine has to be Pinotage. In our case, we generally use about 40%, but this percentage will vary slightly with each vintage. What this means for our Cape blend, is that there is great emphasis put on bright red fruit, like raspberries and cherries from our Pinotage, along with structure and spice from both the Cabernet and Shiraz additions.

The Idiom Cape Blend expresses intriguing aromas of Fynbos – the plants belonging to the Cape Floral Kingdom and famed symbols of South African flora – which grow amongst the Da Capo Vineyards of Idiom Wines.

The Idiom Cape Blend has a vast pedigree of accolades to its name:
2018 Vintage:
– Perold ABSA Cape Blend Competition ’21 – Winner
2016 Vintage:
– Gilbert & Gaillard Challenge 2021 – 90 points
2015 Vintage:
– Perold ABSA Cape Blend Competition ’17 – Winner
2014 Vintage:
– Perold ABSA Cape Blend Competition ’16 – Winner
– Tim Atkin SA report 2017 – 92 points
2013 Vintage:
– Perold ABSA Cape Blend Competition 2016 – Top 10 in SA
– Perold ABSA Cape Blend Competition 2017 – Top 10 in SA
– Platter’s 2017 – Recall for 5 star tasting
– Platter’s 2017 – 4,5 Stars
– South African Wine Index  – 92 points


Situated at the height of the Helderberg range in the southernmost part of the Stellenbosch wine region, with views of the False Bay coastline, is the home of Idiom wines offering vistas worthy of exploration and wines of character.


Silky and spicy.
Known as one of the most aromatic and distinctive Zinfandels, this is a worthy wine to seek out at this year’s Prowein. This elegant, medium-bodied expression of Stellenbosch Zinfandel exhibits a superb power-to-weight ratio. Aromas of candied raspberry and hibiscus dominate the nose. An effortless entry leads to an explosive revolving tray of bay leaf, tobacco leaf and mulberry flavours dancing on the palate. A refreshing wine with an attractive long finish.

Request a Media Pack

Media are welcome to book directly for a structured tasting of Idiom Wines at stand F79/Hall 14. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing a media outline of our wines should you wish to feature Idiom. For further info write to

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