Founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell in 1994, Southern Right's aim was to produce a serious, age-worthy Pinotage (South Africa's unique red grape variety) combining a distinct South African fruit and flavour expression with classic styling and refinement.
In 2005, A stunningly beautiful 448 hectare property on the Western border of Hamilton Russell Vineyards is purchased as a long-term home for Southern Right.
A 350 ton "Overberg" style cellar, tailor-made for Southern Right Pinotage and Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc is completed on the property just in time for the 2009 harvest.
The wines are named after the rare Southern Right whales, which frequent the cool South Atlantic Walker Bay, 3 kilometres from the vineyards. With each bottle sold, Southern Right makes a contribution to their conservation or conservation in the area.
Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the Vintage_2015 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. Vintage_2015 is a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.