This new wine range by Overhex International is named after a cow

Four brand-new wines from Overhex Wines International pay a heart-warming tribute to an outstanding animal with the unlikely name of ”Survivor”.

Survivor, a Nguni cow, was born in July 2007 and found her way to Constantia, a farm situated in the beautiful Swartland area, by jumping from a truck as she passed by. She landed right in the middle of the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard and miraculously survived her injuries. Today Survivor has five offspring with the sixth calf on its way!

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The Survivor wine range pays tribute to this remarkable lady-cow with two red and two white wines from the Swartland region. The premium range embodies the generous spirit and unique terroir of the Swartland where the soil and climatic conditions favour the production of smaller berries with concentrated flavours.

This is not the first wine range from Overhex International to feature an animal on its label. The winery’s popular Balance wine range features an Elephant. Both labels were created by the same designer.

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The white wines

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The influence of barrel fermentation plays a significant role in the development of textures and mouth-feel in the 2015 Survivor Sauvignon Blanc. You will find vivid passion fruit and guava aromas on both he nose and palate.

The palate of the 2015 Survivor Chenin Blanc shows excellent concentration of varietal characters with a satisfying finish. It’s generous and full with attractive citrus complemented by hints of butterscotch.

The red wines

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The 2014 Survivor Cabernet Sauvignon stands out for its robust taste and reasonable price. For roughly R100 you get a full-bodied wine with lavish flavours of blackberry and blackcurrant complemented by chocolate and subtle touches of peppery spice and nuttiness.

South Africa’s signature grape variety is doing the 2014 Survivor Pinotage proud with its hearty fruit flavours like prune, plum and cherry. There’s a slight spiciness on the nose, with soft fruit tannins on the palate to give you an enjoyable after taste.

The Survivor range is destined for the local, African and UK markets. The red wines will sell in the region of R100 a bottle and the white wines will be available at approximately R80 a bottle.