Elements Midnight

The nose on the Midnight has strong mineral undertones, with expressive aromas of cassis, liquorice and black berries. There are supple tannins on the palate to provide a rounded flavour and a deliciously dry mouth-feel.


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How the wine is made

At our winery, we do not use generic barrels because we want to produce extraordinary results. Our new barrels are seasoned, dry, and are without toasting for up to five years, before being steamed. They are then used for 16 months to make the wine. There is an inherent patience in the making of our wine.

Martin is a precision winemaker, rarely adding anything to his wines, and he chooses not to filter them. He prides himself on spending the time and effort on exactly what  goes into the bottle, to ensure that what comes out is as authentic as possible. When you drink our hand-crafted wine, you are creating a moment in time that will never be forgotten.


Where the grapes are from

The Midnight grapes are sourced from our wine farm in Tulbagh and are arguably one of the best representations of the terroirs in the Elements Range.

Soils and climates

Elgin is the coolest area with bokkeveld shale. It has a cooler climate which is best for aromatic grapes, allowing them to retain their bright acidity. 

Franschhoek is more moderate in climate and has sandy soil. It is ideal for growing robust, rich red wines and the shadows of the mountains help to moderate the climate for more complex aromas in the wine. 

Tulbagh in the Breede River Valley has a hot climate that has cool evenings, with decomposed shale soil. The climate lends itself to wine that has richly developed flavours and long-lasting finishes.



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What you can expect when tasting

On the nose, you are met with dark notes of black cherry, cassis, and liquorice which make the mouth water instantly. 

The palate carries these aromas through, with succulent berry flavours complemented by rich vanilla undertones. There is a minerality that balances out the richness, with iodine and tannins making for an interesting first sip. You will also find flavours of woodsmoke and an earthiness that gives our Midnight a lingering, meaty finish.

The Midnight wine from our Tulbagh wine estate is the best example of this terroir’s propensity for developing grapes that have deep aromas and meaty flavours.

Wood Smoke, Toffee, Vanilla

Blackberry, Cassis

Earthy, Smoke


The art on the label

For our Elements range, we wanted to highlight the playfulness of the wines and of our winery in Franschhoek, and appeal to an audience who doesn’t take themselves too seriously. 

The swings represent our more fun-loving side, and the swift (included in almost every label) represents our winemaker, Martin Smith. The elegant background colours highlight the wine inside the bottle and the grapes used in its production. 

The inky blue colour of the Midnight wine enhances the dark hue of the liquid inside the bottle, highlighting the inherent mysterious nature of this particular wine.

The stunning artwork is by Lorraine Loots and Carmen Ziervogel.


Food and wine combinations

Any Cabernet Sauvignon will meet its perfect match on the barbecue – especially if the match is in the form of medium-rare steak or lamb. The smokiness of the meat is the ideal pairing for the woodsmoke notes you will find in the glass. 

Add strong, sharp gouda or cheddar and grilled onions to your meat, and you have the ideal dish for our full-bodied red wine. Lamb with plenty of rosemary and lashings of butter is the perfect winter accompaniment for this rich red. If you prefer lighter food, roast chicken and vegetables pair wonderfully with a glass our nuanced Midnight.






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