Dalla Cia Wines

Dalla Cia, a unique combination of age-old Italian tradition and passion for innovation all began in the 1920s in Friuli, northern Italy, with my grandfather Vittorio Dalla Cia, at the time a wine merchant.

Following his passion he enrolled his youngest son Giorgio, my father, to Italy’s prestigious Scuola Enologica di Conegliano for viticulture and oenology.

My father moved our family to South Africa in 1974 where he was appointed cellamaster at Meerlust Estate in 1978, a position he would hold for a quarter of a century. His name will always be associated with the iconic Meerlust Rubicon, one of the first Bordeaux style blends in South Africa, which earned him many accolades, including South Africa’s Champion Winemaker in 1980 and producer of the best red blend in the world with his 2001 vintage.

In the same year we were launching our maiden vintage of Dalla Cia Sauvignon Blanc. It’s immediate success followed by a Chardonnay inspired me to establish Dalla Cia Wine & Spirit Company, persuade my father to retire from Meerlust and join forces in a vibrant precinct of Stellenbosch, Bosman’s Crossing.

We produce six classically styled wines, elegant and approachable. Our advantage is that we source from the best grape growers in the Stellenbosch area, and ensure consistent high quality wines, built out of respect for the grape and terroir.

George Dalla Cia
Giorgio Dalla Cia
 

DALLA CIA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018

Tasting Note:

This Sauvignon Blanc presents a gentle bouquet of sweet Cape gooseberry and ripe fig with hints of minerality. Crisp on the palate with a well balanced mouth feel and low acidity. The finish is pleasant and long lingering.

Complements:

Crustaceans, Fish, Mushrooms and White meat.

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DALLA CIA CHARDONNAY 2018

Tasting Note:

This lightly wooded Chardonnay presents a fragrant bouquet of honey, orange-blossom and flintiness with hints of baked bread. The palate is elegantly well balanced thanks to a small addition of barrel fermented Chardonnay. The finish is long and pleasing with a low acidity.

Complements:

Crustaceans, fish, mushrooms and white meat.

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DALLA CIA PINOT NOIR 2015

Tasting Note:

This classic style Pinot Noir has a typical ruby red colour with orangey-brown tones. The bouquet presents youthful hints of black cherry, wild strawberry, musk and delicate smokiness. The mouth feel is layered and velvety showing complexity and a long lingering aftertaste. The aging potential of this wine is up to 10 years.

Complements:

Game or any red meats.

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DALLA CIA CLASSICO 2016

Tasting Note:

Classico has an intense ruby colour and a gentle bouquet of sweet blueberry, cassis, cherry and a hint of spiced cedar-wood. On the palete it delivers a well structured and velvity mouth feel with a soft, elegant, lingering aftertaste. Great aging potential.

Complements:

Game or any red meats.

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DALLA CIA GIORGIO 2015

Tasting Note:

The bouquet has hints of blueberries, cherries, violets, tobacco leaf and spicy cedar wood. The mouthfeel is opulent with a generous lingering aftertaste. This wine has great aging potential.

Complements:

All types of meats, whether roasted or stewed.

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DALLA CIA TEANO 2014

Tasting Note:

Teano is a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties and the elegant Tuscan Sangiovese grape. A ripe, succulent mouthful of dark berries and smokey spice with hints of tobacco and warm earth. Melting-velvet tannins and a complex finish make this an exclusive wine worthy of cellaring for a decade or more.

Complements:

Slow cooked red meats and game.

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Contact Us
DALLA CIA
7 Distillery Street
Bosman’s Crossing
Stellenbosch
Western Cape, South Africa
+27 (0)21 888 4120
info@dallacia.com

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+27 (0)21 883 8312
info@paneevino.co.za

Please call the landline +27 (0)21 883 8312 for bookings.

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