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Oneiric

Winery

South Africa

10/07/2014

Oneiric (adj) Oh!-ne-rik borrowed from Greek terminology and roughly translated as ‘dream’ is exactly that – a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the cool-climate Elgin Valley. This family-owned boutique wine farm has been in ownership of the Pascall family since 2007. Recognising that the already established vineyards where producing terrific fruit, Matt Pascall decided to instil the help of Jean Smit (Boekenhoutskloof) to produce Oneiric’s first vintage, the 2009, which was released upon launching Oneiric in late 2012, to rave reviews. The entire vintage received huge acclaim and set Oneiric, although new to the wine scene, well on its way to becoming one of South Africa’s finest wines. The Cabernet 2009 and Sauvignon Blanc 2010 received points in the high 90/100, and have been rated as two of the “best of” in the South African wine world. Niels Verburg (Luddite wines) took over the role of winemaker in 2013 insuring these elegant wines, now served in many of South Africa’s top hotels and restaurants remain in the same style as the sophisticated 2009 range. Thanks to Matt\'s involvement in copper mining we decided to play on a copper theme with our labels. Each label has a metallic look and each varietal’s label playing on a different copper derivative or sulphide; from Fools Gold and Malachite to the rich blue of Azurite and the Copper coloured Cousin Jack. Oneiric’s vineyards are unique in that the slopes suit the varieties planted there to a tee, the cooler sites house the Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and the warmer sites the red cultivars. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay show great freshness and natural acidity and the Red wines are of a fuller style with dark fruit and spice not generally encountered in the Elgin area. The Oneiric Wines reflect their terroir and maintain an overall balance making them great food wines. Our focus has mainly been on the South African market for the past 18 months and now we are ready to find distributors, restaurants and hotels to take Oneiric to new heights on the overseas market.

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