Langarm


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Myrna Robins, ‘Saturday Weekend Argus’
Solms-Astor Langarm 2011: “a delightful partner for Cape indigenous fare, pizzas and braais”.

Tim James, ‘Corkscrewed, Mail & Guardian’
Solms-Astor Langarm 2011: “…Langarm is not dumbed down, but offers fun and charm with a red-fruit sweetness as well as a firm structure. Very recommendable…..”

Elin McCoy ‘Bloomberg News’
Langarm 2007: “…smoky, spicy, exuberant.”

Karen Green, ‘Wine tourism News’
Langarm 2007: “A rustic blend with a combination of juicy black fruit and spicy, savoury flavours. This is a well priced wine that is certainly worth seeking out.”

Ingrid Motteux, ‘John Platter South African Wine Guide 2008’
“Lavender-perfumed … an intriguing pinotage-led blend … Oak & grape tannins add structure to youthful, fruity exuberance. Delightfully rustic. [Rated “good value”.]

Cathy van Zyl, ‘grape’
“its nose and palate are interesting – there’s spice, savouriness, salty liquorice, black fruit and white pepper plus a dollop of refreshing acidity and decently dry finish.”

Jean-Pierre Rossouw, ‘Cape Times’
“great table wine, easy drinking but not simple and lovely for being dry without residual sweetness.”

Allan Mullins, ‘Taste’
Solms-Astor range: “The three ‘musical wines’ are like a breath of fresh air in our often-staid South African wine industry…. their joyous spirit and reasonable prices are guaranteed to get you dancing.”
“It is packed with ripe blackberry and plummy fruit and is soft, round and juicy with sweet, succulent tannins … the perfect accompaniment to the best of South African braais.”

Michael Fridjhon, ‘Business Day’
“Worth tracking down … an intriguing blend … This is not a wine for those frightened of a little rusticity, but it has the charm and weight to go with many a country casserole.”

Ludwig Maske, ‘The Franschhoek Tatler’
“The kind of red you can swig very comfortably between dances. This unpretentious flavourful blend … is very lightly wooded and not for laying down.”

Cathy Marston, ‘The Nose Wine Bar’
“made for easy drinking and early enjoyment, perfectly suited to winter….a lovely juicy wine, packed with character and interest.”

Diana Procter, ‘The Witness’
“With its sweet tannins and nutty undertones it can be enjoyed young.”

Tim James, ‘Noseweek’
“good value … highly recommended”

Sonja Burger, ‘Farmer’s Weekly’
“easy-drinking, approachable, dances to the eclectic tunes of six cultivars…”

Myrna Robins, ‘Saturday Weekend Argus The Good Weekend’
“a distinctly different dry blend.”

Neil Pendock, ‘Financial Mail’
“authentic gem…..handcrafted for drinkability rather than wine show glory…real party wine.”

Cathy Marston, ‘Vinatics Food24’
Langarm 2010: “It’s a great Cape Blend of mainly Pinotage, made in a juicy, early-drinking style and intended for easy enjoyment.”

2012 Vintage

An inovative red Cape blend consisting of  Southern European varietals: Pinotage, Touriga Nacional, Shiraz, Grenache Noir and Mourvedre. It is lightly wooded and has supply tannins with plums, stewed fruits and hints of spice.
Alcohol 14% Vol
Residual Sugar 3.3 gm/l
Total Acidity 5.0 gm/l
pH 3.6
Recommended retail price ZAR50
For the full Langarm 2011 profile, click here

2011 Vintage

This blend includes 35% Pinotage, 22% Touriga Nacional, 22% Shiraz and 21% Mourvedre in the blend. It is lightly wooded and has sweet tannins with nutty undertones.
Alcohol 13% Vol
Residual Sugar 4.4 gm/l
Total Acidity 6.8 gm/l
pH 3.44
Recommended retail price ZAR55 (includes VAT)
For the full Langarm 2011 profile, click here.

2010 Vintage (sorry sold out)

Is a blend of Shiraz (62%) Pinotage (27%); Tannat (6%); Mouvedre. Langarm was fermented at warm temperatures for maximum fruit extraction, without the need for extended skin contact. This has created an accessible, lightly wooded wine with sweet tannins and nutty undertones that compliment the dark red colour.
Alcohol 13%/vol
Residual Sugar 11.5 gm/l
Total acidity 6.9 gm/l
pH 3.35
Recommended retail price: ZAR55 (incl VAT)
For the full Langarm 2010 Wine Profile click here (pdf).

2007 Vintage (Sorry – Sold Out)

Is a blend of Pinotage (29%); Touriga nacional (22%); Tannat (19%); Grenache (12%), Cabernet sauvignon (14%) and Primitivo (4%). Langarm was fermented at warm temperatures for maximum fruit extraction, without the need for extended skin contact. This has created an accessible, lightly wooded wine with sweet tannins and nutty undertones that compliment the dark red colour.
The Alcohol content is 14%/vol
Residual Sugar 4.1 gm/l
Total acidity 6.25 gm/l
Ph 3.4
Recommended retail price: ZAR55 (incl VAT)
For the full Langarm 2007 Wine Profile, click here

Solms-Astor – Langarm

Langarm is a red blend of Pinotage, Touriga Nacional, Tannat, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Primitivo. Blending Pinotage with these Southern European red varieties produces a classic ‘Cape blend’ with an innovative twist.

Traditionally pumped over, fermented at warm temperature for maximum fruit extraction, with no extended skin contact. Lightly wooded. It is dark red in colour, with sweet tannins and nutty undertones, and may therefore be enjoyed young (under screwcap).

Langarm (‘straight-arm’) captures the mood of the Cape at the end of a long working week. It can be danced to just about any kind of music, but ‘Boeremusiek’ is definitely best. We dance it with our arms extended like melodramatic windsurfers. Outsiders find it comical, but that is only until they have tried it.

We welcome you to enjoy a tasting of Solms-Delta wines at the estate, and become informed about our winery and winemaking techniques by taking our Vineyards, Cellar and Wine Farm Tour, or buy our wines available from various stockists and restaurants.

Click here to view full wine profile.