- Red Wine
- Cinsault, Syrah
- Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
- 12.5% alc./vol
About the Winery
Pearce Family Wines
In the early 2000's Nicholas Pearce was exposed to the garagiste movement in Bordeaux and was particularly inspired by négociants like Jean Luc Thunevin (Saint Emilion), James Sichel (Margaux) and Nicolas Potel (Beaune) from Burgundy.
After returning home to Ontario and starting his own wine company, he has had a hand in making 10+ wines in two hemispheres, 3 countries and 5 different appellations since the 2013 vintage.
Pearce Predhomme is a collaboration of like-minded individuals from around the globe. Founded with a mission to build and import wines from our favourite appellations while offering an unequaled value/quality ratio for the sommeliers & wine buyers in Ontario. This is a project between Toronto Sommelier and entrepreneur Will Predhomme and Ontario wine importer Nicholas Pearce they have partnered with Radford Dale in South Africa and NorthWest Wine Co in Oregon to create these special cuvées.
91 points - Michael Godel
Having been a part of the tasting group that blended this vintage of the Pearce Predhomme Koffieklip cinsault/syrah I can confidently say that the experience shone revelatory light on the excellence of the vintage. The idea was to find the sweet spot between clarity and alacrity, a vanishing away from volatile point of perspective that is so very precise. That we did and this is the result, settled into its natural, wild fermentative and highly parochial skin. Two and half years later it is drinking as it should, firm and juicy, spirited, funky and knowingly perched at the aforementioned high-toned threshold. Resets at the edge of so many things, including restlessness and a reset of what grapes, winemaker (Jacques de Klerk) and place can conspire to want, wish and desire to be. Drink 2021-2024. Tasted January 2021.
90 points - David Lawrason
If you are fan of South African reds you will love this; if not you will be a step closer. It's a lively, engaging if idiosyncratic wine offering complexity, diversity and sheer drinkability. The nose is nicely lifted with a melange of wild blueberry, pomegranate fruit plus some meatiness, all kinds of herbality and Cape tar. It is medium bodied (only 12.5%) alcohol with crunchy acidity, a hint of sourness, fine soft tannin. Excellent length. Edgy but it works. Chill lightly. Tasted January 2021