The name Idun came naturally, as she is the Norse goddess of eternal life, fertility and apples. Idun brings the hope of new beginnings and the chance to create something to cherish today and for generations to come.
A light straw colour with a tinge of white chalk.Seductive with tropical aromas of granadilla with a hint of oyster shell which displays the maritime origin. A perfect balance between the freshness and richness of the fruit. The texture is delightful with a touch of flintiness.
The 2018 Trois Cailloux by Idun is a classic Southern Rhone blend of Syrah/Mourvedre/Grenache that shows a deep ruby red with a violet rim. Aromas of ripe currants, forest floor and tea leaf caressed by the spicy flavours of white pepper and coriander. Complex concentrated fruits, medium bodied with dense but silky tannins.
Idun is a small, boutique winery run by a French-Danish family originating from Mauritius. They produce excellent varietals which are well-balanced, concentrated, and elegant. These are mightily impressive, French-inspired wines which you would be paying a lot more for if the grapes were from France.
The Idun Trois Cailloux is named after the famous ‘galet roules’ or pudding stones, that lie on many of the soils in Chateauneuf.
63% Syrah, 31% Mourvedre, 6% Grenache
Vibrant red fruit colour with a hint of violet but black fruit driven with aromas of plum and blackberry. Bright acidity, notes of tobacco leaf, juicy palate with gentle youthful tannins. Enjoy right now but will age gracefully with cellaring.
37% Merlot, 29% Malbec, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah
A voluptuous and stunning red from Elgin on South Africa's Western Cape. The valley is a quick one-hour drive from Cape Town, and is surrounded by lush forests, orchards and flora, The valley’s wines are truly something else, made from grapes that ripen slowly because of Elgin’s fertile soil, elevation (350 m above sea level) and cool Mediterranean climate. The result is world-famous ‘cool climate’ wines that are delicate, elegant and age beautifully due to their higher acidity.
The name of the wine is a translation of Eternal Night which is due to it's sensuality and dark colour.
Grapes were picked from 3 different vineyard sites and the thick skinned Syrah has given the wine amazing colour with a savoury bouquet of black olive, spicy fruit and white pepper. Flavours of
berry fruits with fine ripe tannins solidify the wines elegance and allow it to age gracefully.
A perfectly choreographed blend of 48% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Malbec. Grown in Elgin, the coolest wine region in South Africa these grapes have freshness, flavour and balance. The soils are a mix of sandstone, clay and cobble, all situated 300 m above sea level. Yields are low and the flavour concentration intense.
The wines were matured for 17 months (30% new french oak) before being assembled.
Seductively fruity with vanilla and cigar box notes. Complex but elegant with fresh cool climate acidity. A velvety finish of juicy plums and fruit cake and long
lingering finish. This wonderful blend will drink youthfully but will further improve. It can be cellared comfortably up to 10 years.