Torero Wine Co.
A Project Born Out of Friendship and Passion
The Torero Wine Co. project came about through two great friendships and a relentless and all-consuming passion surrounding wine. Ian Naudé serves as the proverbial spark and Angus Paul as the fuel. The first vintage began in 2021 with only Carignan and grew into the ternary of Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache from 2023.
Vineyards – High Altitude
We work with three different farms and three different vineyards, all of the vineyards are above 300 meters of sea level, two of which lie planted in Wellington, one on the Groenberg and the other at the foot of the Limietberg. One lies planted on the Polkadraai Hills in Stellenbosch.
Winemaking – Low Intervention
From the start we have set a clear and concise vision – creating a wine that exudes purity and expresses the terroir the grapes hail from – an ode to the beauty of the vineyards themselves. Our winemaking process involves minimal intervention, spontaneous ferments, and light extraction.
Torero and The Suit of Lights
Twenty-three-year-old Carignan bush vines nestled at the foot of the Limietberg on ancient, decomposed granite and clay soils composed of quartz, feldspar and mica 320 meters above the sea.
Handpicked, foot trod, gently extracted – ten months in oak.
The wine is pure, powerful and hyper-expressive – dominated by wild red fruits, rosemary, thyme, sanguine and fresh soil.
Torero and Pasiphae
Drawn from a gorgeous vineyard on the Polkadraai Hills. A Karibib vineyard renowned for producing pure, honest and complex Syrah comes our latest release – Pasiphaë.
100% Syrah, 100% whole bunch, foot trod and gently extracted. 10 months in 500L French oak barrels and bottled in December 2022.
Pasiphaë is dense and focused, dominated by brooding dark fruits, a savoury intensity and pepper.