Signature Brands, o/a Roodekrantz Wines

South Africa

Signature Brands is operated by the father and son team of Marius Sr. and Marius Jr. Burger. They are integral members of South Africa’s Old Vine Project, an initiative started in 2002 by the iconic Vineyard Manager Rosa Kruger. Under Rosa’s guidance, growers with old vines get paired with winemakers who share their passion of not preserving South Africa’s old vines, but to manage them in such a way thaat they will consistently produce superior fruit to sustain their future. In the process Rosa and her grower and winery partners sustain and continue South Africa’s long and rich history of being home to some of the world’s oldest viticultural soils.

From their winery in Paarl, Roodekrantz predominantly works with growers in Paarl, Swartland, and Stellenbosch. In the Old Vine Project, a big focus is on Chenin Blanc, while their vineyards in Paarl produce more traditional red wines.


1983 Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc · Profile

The number 1983 refers to when the vines were planted in this vineyard located in Swartland. Grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine stayed on its lees for three months. A small portion of the wine then barrel aged for added complexity and richness. The result is well-balanced with with rich aromas of tropical fruit. A well-integrated acidity and subtle notes of oak bring the wine into perfect harmony.

SKU 105897

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1983 Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc · Pairing

This wine pairs well with a wide range of dishes from grilled lobster tail, seared scallops, creamy pasta dishes to mild curry and spicy Asian cuisine.

1974 Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc · Profile

The grapes for this expressive Chenin Blanc come from vines that were planted on their vineyard in Paarl in 1974.The production from these old vines is very limited. Fermentation took place in old oak barrels, followed by a maturation on fine lees of up to 8 months. The palate is beautifully textured and creamy with ripe tropical fruit flavours and undertones of spicy oak. A well-integrated acidity provides balance and leads into a long, persistent finish. A wine with complexity and a beautiful elegance.

SKU 105900

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1974 Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc · Pairing

This wine pairs extremely well with grilled fish, prawns in lemon-butter sauce, Carbonara, roasted poultry, and grilled pork chops.

RK Die Boskind · Profile

A well-crafted blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The grapes come from their vineyards in Paarl. This traditional Bordeaux-style blend shows a beautiful deep colour. Aromas of black berries and cherry are backed by a firm, ripe tannin structure. The finish is long and persistent, leaving a soft sensation. Wonderful harmony.

SKU 105898

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RK Die Boskind · Pairing

Great wine for backyard barbecue with ribs, hamburgers, and steak. Also goes well with red sauce pasta dishes, pizza, cassoulet, and braised beef or lamb.